Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Stegosuraus Sandwiches

Stegosaurus sandwiches for all! (Except Beanstalk who wasn't home).  
I made each one unique by using different things for the spikes on the dinosaurs' backs :)

Sprout's Stegosaurus is made of peanut butter, with raisin spikes. Beneath her dino sandwich she has baby carrots, and above it, a cheddar cheese sun & stars. On the side she has dried strawberries, and red plum wedges.

Stegosaurus Dinosaur Bento Lunch by Bent On @BetterLunches
Birdie's dinosaur has goldfish grahams for spikes. Love the smiles :) The rest of her lunch is much the same as Sprout's, but she has fewer dried strawberries, and a Fig Newton. 

Stegosaurus Dinosaur Bento Lunch by Bent On @BetterLunches
Bella's sandwich is honey ham & white cheddar cheese on wheat, and her Stegosaurus's spikes are made from the Garden Tomato Crunchies almonds from our July NatureBox. I didn't give her any dried strawberries because she still doesn't like strawberries, but guess what? She tasted one of Sprout's, and she loved it! Hooray for trying something new!

Stegosaurus Dinosaur Bento Lunch by Bent On @BetterLunches
None of the girls questioned why there were stars in the sky at the same time as the sun either, haha. I had wondered if they would :)

I actually made Pickle's Stegosaurus peanut butter sandwich before I made the girls', and without thinking, cut it from the centre of the bread, making a lot of waste. So I pieced the sandwich scraps together into a rocky landscape for his Stegoasurus to climb :)

Stegosaurus Dinosaur Sandwich by Bent On @BetterLunches


I made the dinosaurs with a cookie cutter from my Wilton 101 Cookie Cutters set. When I made the sandwiches for the girls, I didn't want to waste any like I nearly did with Pickle's, so I cut the bread out first so I could try and fit 2 dinosaurs per slice, and was able to just do it, with the bottom slice having a bit of crust that wouldn't show.

Then I spread the peanut butter on the bottom slice, added the "spikes", spread a little more PB along the underside of the top piece where it would overlap the spikes, and put the Stegosaurus together in the EasyLunchboxes. For Bella's, since there was no peanut butter to adhere the spikes, I made a little slit in the bottom slice, a sort of pocket, and slipped the almond into it.

Bento Lunch

Stuff used for these lunches:


  1. Super cute idea Cristo! I'm going to have to use your idea for a dinosaur lunch!

  2. Cute! I like how you used different spikes for each one.

  3. This is the lunch that I adore! I made a dinosaur lunch before but it wasn't as captivating as yours. Great lunches :))

  4. I am an administrator for a nutrition FB page for work. I'm an R.D. and my clients are mainly children. I've been enjoying posting your creative lunches on Fridays. In the past I share your link on the FB page and then right click on the picture and save it so when I put it in the post it will be large and not just a thumbnail. Recently I haven't been able to right click the pictures and have a large picture in the post. The posts create traffic to your blog and makes my page more interesting... so we both win. Please?

  5. Hi there,
    I just wanted to let you know that I love your lunches - so I featured you on a guest post I wrote today over at Homemakers Challenge!

  6. So cute! I especially love the smiley spikes :D

  7. amanda8/09/2012

    What kind of cheese do you use? Is it block cheese?

    1. Yes, it is Tillamook Sharp Cheddar in a block. But in Bella's sandwich is deli sliced white cheddar, not sure of the brand.


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