Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Hearty Snack, Sticker Fun & A FunBites Giveaway - You'll Luv it! for Valentine's Day

"Roses are red, violets are blue, 
FunBites make fun lunches easy to do!"

A hearty thank you to the lovely Bobbie from FunBites,  who generously offered me this opportunity to share the FunBites love with one lucky BentOnBetterLunches reader, with a Luv it! giveaway ♥ Just in time for Valentine's Day too! What could make Valentine's Day themed lunches and snacks more simple than the heart-shaped Luv it! cutter from FunBites?

With a Luv it! you can make an ordinary sandwich much more loveable ♥

All you need is 1 or 2 slices of bread, depending on size, toothpicks & sandwich filling. I used ham & white cheddar - because they are pink & white :) And if you want to decorate yours like I did, some stickers for the ends of the toothpicks. And a Luv it! of course!

  Cut 2 Luv it! hearts from your bread, and if necessary, your sandwich filling. I was able to cut both top and bottom from 1 slice of my large loaf of whole wheat. If you are using a spread, you could make the sandwich before cutting it to save time, but you'll end up with a much neater, prettier pieces if you cut the bread out first, then spread.
♥ Stack or spread your filling(s) on each piece of 1 of the hearts, top with a matching piece from the 2nd heart, and secure the stacks with a pick.
Sticker Fun! If you don't have fancy party picks, only ordinary toothpicks, you can turn them into party picks with stickers! Let the kids help! All you need is stickers that are mirror images, so they are the same size & shape and line up exactly when you stick them together back to back on the end of a toothpick.  Easy peasy! You could even use paper and a glue stick if you don't have stickers. I got a big bag of heart shaped foam sticker from the dollar store, and since they are foam, I can surface clean them and re-use them :)

See how how festive my Sprout's ham & cheese sandwich looks!

She was pretty pleased with it ♥

Luv it! for fruit leather! I also used the Luv it! and a sheet of fruit leather roll-up to add some extra sweetness to an otherwise pretty plain snack in a plastic Snapware container, by decorating the inside of the lid with the sticky fruit leather heart pieces to make an edible mosaic window  

It's a great way to send fruit leather roll-up to preschool, since Birdie needs assistance opening and unrolling it. If it's already unrolled, cut into bite-size pieces and stuck to the inside of the lid of her lunch container, she doesn't need to wait for help. If you didn't see my first FunBites review, here's another example, also using the Luv it! cutter, but arranging the pieces to make a garden scene rather than a heart:

Visit for more information about FunBites, to see how they work, or if you just can't wait for a giveaway and want to BUY FunBites NOW! If that's the case, I'm pleased to be able to share a special Valentine's coupon code with you! Enter WithLove at checkout on the Funbites website to save 15% off all orders ♥

Want to win your own Luv it! from FunBites?

All you have to do is leave ONE Valentine-y comment on this post. Share your favourite Valentine's Day treat, a Valentine's Day joke or trivia, the sweetest Valentine you ever got, or a fun idea for a Valentine's craft - anything you like - it will make reading the comments fun for everyone ♥

I'd also love it if you would visit FunBites on Facebook and Like them. Even tell them I sent you! But not everyone has a Facebook account (It's true!)  so I'm not going to make that a requirement. And if you want to Like me or follow my blog the buttons are there for you over on the right ♥  

The winner will be chosen (by comment # using and announced on Monday morning, January 30th, after I get home from taking my sproutlets to school. Good luck!

Oh, I almost forgot - don't YOU forget - I need a way to contact you!  If can't contact you to get your information to give to FunBites and they can't send you your prize.  So make sure your comment either includes a way to contact you or links to a profile with one. Thank you :)

Disclosure: I received a FunBites Luv it! to review.  No other compensation or payment was given. All opinions, descriptions and photos are my own.

The FunBites Giveaway is now Closed. Thank you to all who entered!


  1. <3
    The sweetest thing my hubby ever did for me on valentine's day was filled a vase with hersheys kisses, and on the "tag" of each kiss, he had taped a hand written note with 1 reason why he loves me
    I think he'd like to have a FunBite lunch...secretly of course ;-)

  2. So cute with the heart pics. Great idea to put the fruit roll-up on the lid. Valentine joke: What did the boy sheep say to the girl sheep on Valentine's Day? I love ewe!

  3. My favorite Valentine's treat is chocolate covered strawberries! Hubby and our 4 1/2 year old make them for me every year! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  4. We love making pancakes with beet puree and then we make them hearts. They are bright pink! I would love to make these sandwiches a lunch tradition!!

  5. Our best Valentine craft so far: heart crayons. We weeded out all the little bits and pieces of broken crayons and put them on a foil lined tin. Then we melted that in the toaster oven, let it cool a little and used a metal heart cookie cutter to punch out 1" hearts. We made them two years ago and some are still around. Lots of fun.

  6. Those are so cute!! I'll have to add it to my pinterest page for sure!

  7. What do farmers give their wives on valentines day?
    Hogs and kisses

  8. Anonymous1/26/2012

    The sweetest valentine I ever got was a puppy, who is now a beloved family pet :)
    Kyla D tkdes "at" shaw DOT ca

  9. I love school Valentine Parties. Making the box is my favorite part. Last year, my husband and I made our son a true to size guitar valentine box. It was so fun working on it together. He got so many compliments. We hung it on his wall afterward because we were so proud. Can't wait to see what we make this year.
    Rebecca Dula

  10. I love giving my girls heart shaped foods in their bentos for Valentine's day...and regular days too!

  11. Anonymous1/26/2012

    I woke up one morning with a box next me and my hubs had left me a pink camera as a great surprise :)
    Jessirenae485 at aol dot com

  12. The sweetest Valentine I ever got was definitely when I was doing my student teaching semester. I can't narrow it down to just one--I had 19 precious cards and some gifts from all of my students. They adored me, just like I always adored my teachers. :) I kept everything those kids gave to me--Valentine's, letters, etc. Was a pretty special day!

    sarah_mae_ at hotmail dot com

  13. Ooh! I'd love to win this! And I'd also love a nice heart-shaped box of Godiva chocolates for Valentine's day.

  14. Maggie M- maggiebugjuice@aol.com1/27/2012

    How fun do these look! I love making heart treats for my children's classes, rice krispy treats, brownies, cookies, just hearts! Thanks!

  15. This product looks really fun, and helpful too. My daughter won't touch the crusts! Would be so fun to put these in her lunch on Valentines Day!

  16. Anonymous1/27/2012

    So cute and a great way to make kids forget what they are eating!..Stephanie at

  17. My son loved the heart shaped deli meat that I sent in his lunch, and pink rice crispy squares!

  18. Anonymous1/27/2012

    Looking forward to a new v-day craft this year...14 Acts of Love valentine countdown I saw on!
    jnejely 'at' gmail 'dot' com

  19. Anonymous1/27/2012

    For our first Valentine's Day I borrowed my roommate's idea. I purchased candy (Sweethearts, a Mr. Goodbar, Bit 'o Honey, etc.) and wrote my boyfriend (now my husband of 18 years) a love letter on poster board - taping in the candy to fill in some of the words.
    neeorama at gmail dot com

  20. Lesley Bailey1/27/2012

    Recipe! Valentines fudge: one can of strawberry frosting, one bag of white chocolate chips! Melt the chips add the frosting, set in pan (add cute sprinkles if ya want too!) Cut using super cute heart shapes once set!

    So glad I found ur blog! Love to bento too!!!

  21. I don't need to pack lunches for our girls yet, but I love reading your blog for good ideas. :) I made star sandwiches over the weekend and our 5yo thought they were awesome. Our 3yo is a tough crowd - not so impressed. The fruit leathers mosaic is a great idea! Can't wait to try. And I'm a little hopeful I might win the prize too. That'd certainly help me get going! Have a wonderful weekend and keep up the great work. I love it!!!

  22. I love making heart shaped pancakes!

  23. Anonymous1/28/2012

    K Head -
    The best part of valentines day is aything chocolate. But this year I'm pregnant and have gestational diabetes so I won't be able to have any. Sure would be nice to have the funbites so I can cut all my meat and cheese into fun shapes!

  24. Valentine's is one of my favorite holidays. I make my grandkid's lunches once a week and love putting little love notes in my grandchildren's lunches. For Valentine's I go with a valentine's theme, such as "I'm bananas over you" and then make the lunch to match!

  25. I love making heart shaped pancakes for an extra-special Valentine's breakfast. It would be nice to have the funbites so I can cut lots of stuff into cute heart shapes.

  26. Anonymous1/28/2012

    This is my first post here and I just wanted to say, first of all, thank you so much for making my extremely hard headed 3 year old eat real food finally! Who'd a thought that by cutting her food into cute little shapes and giving her food picks, she'd try (and mostly eat) just about everything put in front of her! And secondly, my girls are crazy about valentine's day and love anything that is pink/red and covered in hearts! These funbites would rock!

  27. I'm sending bananas to school with my daughter with a note saying "I'm bananas over you" and pears saying "We're quite a pear!"

    -Cat Slate

  28. My daughters are doing the "We <3 Daddy" shadow cutout we saw on Pinterest! <3

    erinblunt25 at yahoo

  29. those are adorable!

  30. One year for valentines day my son made us breakfast in bed. He was only 7 or so, so it was just toast and jam, but I thought it was so sweet that a boy would think to do that,

  31. Knock knock
    Who's there?
    Olive who?
    Olive you!


  32. I wasn't allowed to celebrate holidays growing up so now that I have children of my own, I go a little overboard. But it is so fun!! Lunches will be hearts galore, I will hide little sweet treats all over the house and have a scavenger hunt with my almost 3 and 5 year old. I love the holidays and want to make them special for my kids!!

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