Monday, April 22, 2013

Love our Earth, Love our Oceans

Happy Earth Day!  Last year I put a little planet earth in each lunchbox, but this year I chose a different theme, ocean life, because of course, one of the most important parts of taking care of our earth is taking care of our oceans!

The sproutlets have always enjoyed nature programs about the ocean and marine life, and some new favourite family films are the whale tales Big Miracle & Free Willy. They also love Winter the dolphin, so whales & dolphins were an easy choice for their Earth day lunches.

Beanstalk's Laptop Lunches bento box contains:
  • a Lunch Punch whale peanut butter sandwich
  • blue gummy fish swimming in Veggie Stick waves 
  • green & purple grapes with an orca whale cupcake pick
  • half a Granny Smith apple decorated with a fruit leather spouting whale & waves
  • a GreenPaxx reusable straw (for the yogurt drink not shown) folded and tucked into itself
  • and a Lunchbox Love note. Bella got this one last year - Yep, we recycle our Lunchbox Love :) 

I'm sure the trip to school buried the fish among the Veggie Sticks, but that's okay, they'll have been a surprise when he came across them :)

Bella's EasyLunchboxes bento contains: 
  • blue gelatin
  • green & purple grapes
  • cheese tortilla heart roll-ups
  • baby carrot hearts
  • romaine, raddichio & cucumber salad
  • a Lunchbox Love note - a new one :) 
  • a Light My Fire spork
  • and a whale print Red Poppy cloth napkin
I love how these heart roll-ups turned out  I made them by folding a tortilla in half to make a crease before covering it with cheese,  rolling in each side towards the crease, slicing 2" pieces & securing with a skewer.

I made a batch of Earth Day muffins! They're apple streusel, coloured green, with blue sugar sprinkles added to the streusel topping.  They smelled so good we couldn't wait for Earth Day, and had some for dessert last night :)

Pickle wanted to take one with his lunch as well:

Pickle's yubo lunchbox contains:
  • dolphin peanut butter sandwiches
  • an Earth Day apple streusel muffin
  • vanilla yogurt coloured blue & green, topped with dolphin sprinkles

It's Muffin Tin Monday!

The little girls' tins contain:
  • earth day apple streusel muffins
  • green & purple grapes
  • broccoli trees
  • dolphin cheese atop starfish crackers
  • whale peanut butter sandwiches
  • vanilla yogurt coloured blue with dolphin sprinkles
  • baby carrot hearts

Some stuff used to make these lunches:


  1. Those are ALL so cute! I love the heart roll ups too!!!

  2. So much cuteness!!! <3 <3 <3 the muffins sound amazing!

  3. Love them all and the Earth Day Apple Streusel muffins? - yum!


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