Three fun lunch box ideas

Three fun ideas for kids lunches

Laura & Tia from Little Button Diaries are here to help you pack a healthy lunch that the kids will love with these three easy peasy lunch box ideas - pinwheel sandwiches, owl carrots and chocolate dipped pears. Yum!
 
You will need:

For each sandwich:

  • 2 slices of bread
  • Various soft fillings - e.g. cream cheese, grated carrot, jam etc.
  • Rolling pin

For the carrot owls:

  • A large carrot
  • Cheese
  • Small animal cookie cutter

For the dipped pears:

  • 50g milk chocolate
  • 1 pear
  • Sprinkles
  • Parchment paper

Pinwheel sandwiches

Cut off the crusts, then use a rolling pin to flatten the slices of bread.
 
Pinwheel sandwiches step one
 
Add the sweet or savoury toppings to your bread and overlap the slices of bread a little.
 
Pinwheel sandwiches step two
 
Starting at one end carefully roll up your sandwich and wrap in cling film. Pop in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
 
Pinwheel sandwiches step three
 
Cut and serve.
 
Pinwheel sandwiches final
 

Carrot Shapes

Peel the carrot and cut off the ends. Slice lengthwise, about 1cm thick. Cut into rectangles.
 
Carrot shapes step one
 
Cut the shape out of the centre of the carrot with the cookie cutter. Cut the cheese into 1cm thick slices and cut shapes from the cheese with the cutter. Pop the cheese shapes into the carrots.
 
Carrot shapes step two

Perfect for popping into a snack pot!


Carrot shapes final
 
Chocolate dipped pears

Cut the pear into eighths lengthways.
 
Dipped chocolate pears step one
 
Melt the chocolate in a small bowl over a pan of boiling water.
 
Dipped chocolate pears step two
 
Once the chocolate has melted, dip the pear into the chocolate and place onto a piece of parchment paper. Add sprinkles then leave to harden.
 
Dipped chocolate pears step three

A sweet treat that's hard to beat, ideal for a snack pot


Dipped chocolate pears final

What a delicous spread! 

Fun lunches for kids

Products shown:

Bonnie the Bunnie water bottle, £6.95.

Happy Cloud lunch box, £4.95.

Happy Cloud snack pot, £2.95.

Desert in Bloom tea towel, £4.95

Thank you to Laura & Tia for those fabulous lunch ideas. Our own lunches seem so dull by comparison! You can shop our range of lunch bags and lunch boxes to add even more joy to lunchtime.