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Cheep Eats – Love this adorable chick made out of fruit. Cut a thin, round slice of apple (vertically or horizontally) for the body (removing the core and seeds as you go). For the feathers, place small pieces of pineapple on top, then add blueberry eyes, a strawberry comb, and a beak and feet of dried apricots. Yum! Parents.com
Little Italy Chicken Pitas – I love this zesty sandwich recipe that features the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes (from the filling part of the recipe) to make a vinaigrette that you pack separately but pour on top just before eating. Personally, I like to pack the filling, vinaigrette and pita pockets separately and assemble just before eating. myrecipes.com
Fun Bento Box Lunch for Kids from Yumbox Lunch - Here, cookie cutters are a parent’s best friend. This lunch may take a few extra minutes to prepare but your child will be thrilled and chances are good more likely to give new foods a try.
Finger food container – Looking for a fun way to serve up a selection of snacks? Here’s a good idea that combines plastic eggs and an egg carton.
Healthy Planetbox Lunch from Tribeca Nutrition – Featuring ham sandwiches, tomatoes, quail eggs, hummus, pita chips, dried blueberries, oranges and kiwis.
She loves, she loves me not – What a fun theme idea for a kids veggie tray featuring any kind of fruit or veggie petals you can dream up. Parents.com
Power Pita Bento Box Lunch from Laptop Lunches – Love this colorful idea for kids bento boxes featuring mini whole wheat pita pockets with grilled-chicken strips and veggies, low-fat vanilla yogurt with sliced strawberries, sugar snap peas and animal crackers. parents.com
BLT Kebobs – What a fun twist on ordinary BLT sandwiches…a fun idea for kids lunches. familyfreshcooking.com