Our first Easter-inspired box is filled with yummy springtime treats. The carrot-shaped sandwich is a breeze to assemble! Take a piece of your child’s favorite bread and cut into the shape of a triangle. Do the same with the cheese of their choice and place on top. Using butter lettuce, fluff and place at the top of the sandwich. Bigger kids might want two carrots!
The fruit and veggie garden goes together quickly. We used a blend of green grapes and berries for the grass and soil. For the flowers, cut a slice of cucumber about 1/3-inch thick. Cut the slice in half and cut out the seeds. Take a washed and peeled carrot and also cut a slice about 1/3-inch thick. Using a small knife, cut out two small, triangular pieces from one end to create the look of flower petals. To assemble the “flower”, place the carrot slice inside the cucumber slice and fasten with a toothpick for the “stem”.
We also made a chocolate nest that was way easier than you might think! Melt ¼ cup of melting chocolate in the microwave, about 45 seconds. If not melted, stir and microwave for another 10 seconds. Repeat if necessary. After the chocolate is melted, add ½ cup of chow mein noodles and stir. Place nest-like dollops on wax paper and top with egg-shaped candy. We used mini Cadbury Eggs. Freeze until hardened and now you’ve got a cheery nest to greet your little one at lunchtime. We also packed a mini Larabar, for good measure!
Our second lunch is packed with fun reminders that spring has sprung. Our nest of egg salad cups on a bed of butter lettuce is protein-packed to keep your little one full until dinnertime. We used this recipe for the creamy egg salad. If you want to cut down on prep, use pre-hard boiled eggs for a great time-saver. To create the cups, we cut grape tomatoes in half and removed the seeds, then simply scoop a dollop of egg salad inside! Fresh berries and mini carrots make for great, springy sides so we made sure to pack plenty. We also added a Go-Gurt along with a pack of fruit Gushers to complete the meal with something sweet and delicious.
If you’re looking for little ways to keep things festive for your kiddos, give these lunches a try! What are some Easter-inspired foods you like to give to your kids? We’d love to hear from you!