Caroline chose this cute Sombrero Man lunch with a bean and rice burrito. And I have to give a shout out to my husband. I don't have the cutters for this, so he cut everything out by hand with kitchen shears. Thanks honey! Isn't this adorable?
Addie chose English Tea Sandwiches. These sound so good to me. They are egg salad, avocado, and smoked salmon on gluten free bread. Addie is pretty adventurous with food and she likes all of these ingredients, but I think it would be just as delicious without the salmon for pickier kids. You could also use regular bread. In the small compartments are meringue cookies and chocolate covered prunes. Here are some photos from the cookbook. The presentation is lovely and eye-catching and the recipes are easy to follow. And all of these ideas are not just for kids. There are some great options for your work lunchbox.
There is not a Trader Joe's anywhere near Northwest Arkansas (hey Trader Joe's, we'd love to have ya!), but that's okay. You can find ingredients for most of these lunches in a regular grocery store. And I was happy with the girls' choices. I was able to try one that was a little more involved, and a super easy one. All of the recipes in the book are very doable and there are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Sometimes it's easy to get in a rut and run out of ideas for school lunches, so there are plenty of great ideas here for inspiration. For more information about this book and EasyLunchboxes go here. You can buy the book on Amazon here. I can't wait to try it out more!