Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Yup! They really eat em’!

A little while back I received a blog post comment asking if my tiny princesses “actually eat the peppers” that I put in their lunch boxes.

My tiny princesses are DEFINITELY picky little humans! It has been a real struggle finding fruits and vegetables that they don’t mind consuming. So, you want the down-low on the peppers? The truth is, yes! They really do eat them. I promise you I am not just putting them in the lunch box for blog/picture purposes. ♥

Some of their favorite ways to eat these cute little sweet peppers include…. diced and mixed in with scrambled eggs, dipped in ANY type of creamy dip (Dill Dip is our current dip of choice),  and as sticks spread with cream cheese!

Over the summer I shared a couple of meals that I made for A’s friend S. S LOVES when I make her bento meals. So much in fact, that she ever so sweetly asked me if I could sometimes make her a lunch for school. Since A and S ended up in the same class this year, I decided that making a 3rd tiny princess lunch every now and then would be fun! Guess what? My tiny princesses aren’t the only ones who like to eat the peppers…… A’s friend S loves them too!  They were a special request for the first lunch that I made her. ♥

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Tiny Princesses LOVE peppers!

All 3 princesses had the same meal, except A got yogurt instead of applesauce. She likes apples, but I still can’t get her to eat applesauce no matter what I do.

Tiny Princesses LOVE peppers!

Here is what they had packed in their EasyLunchboxes…

  • Penne pasta with one half of a cherry tomato. I knew that A and S would eat their tomatoes, but K’s was in there just to see if she would try it. In case you are wondering…. it came home with the lunch box. ;)
  • Meatless pasta sauce for dipping
  • 2 mini bell pepper shaped bread and butter sandwiches. The sauce cup that is hiding behind the sandwiches contains dill dip for veggie dipping
  • A flowery mix of cucumbers, carrots, and bell pepper rings
  • S’mores trail mix
  • Yogurt for A and applesauce for the other sweet girls

Tiny Princesses LOVE peppers!

smaller inner leak proof containers are a MUST have for Bento making. They are great for any messy items that may “ruin” the rest of the meal.

Tiny Princesses LOVE peppers!

Each princess also received a Lunchbox Love note from sayplease.com. The above card was for A’s friend. I LOVE that the Lunchbox Love sets include blank cards. It was perfect for personalizing S’s lunch. In case you are wondering why it says “Coach Jeana”… It is because I help out by coaching A and S’s little league cheer team. ♥♥

One of the the many great qualities I find of packing in EasyLunchboxes are the insulated lunch bags that were made for them. I find it especially nice when packing an extra lunch for Allison’s friend. It’s really fantastic to be able to put both of the lunches in one cooler bag making it super easy for Allison to carry to school and to bring bag home. Add in an ice pack and some juice boxes and she’s good to go!


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Sunday, September 8, 2013

A frightfully fun giveaway!


BOO!!! Did I scare you? I hope not cause I’ve got a some super fun giveaway news!

We really like our Funbites cutters! There is so much you can do with them! Recently tiny princess lunchbox was asked if we could come up with some fun Halloween ideas using Funbites!

We happily accepted the challenge and got to work. Thus how “Spooky Bites” came to be!

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My girls LOVE Nutella sandwiches. They love them even more when they are bite sized and there are sprinkles involved! ♥♥ I think I’m going to make these special bite sized sandwiches for tiny princess K’s school Halloween party this year!

Funbites has generously provided us with one set of Halloween colored Funbites cutters to give away to one lucky reader! Aren’t you excited?!?!

Enter below using using rafflecopter and leaving a blog post comment telling me which Funbites cutter is your favorite! Be sure to like Tiny Princess Lunch Box and Funbites on facebook for easy extra entries! Open to US residents only. Winner has 48 hours to claim prize. ♥♥ Good Luck!

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Bento Boxes where you least expect them…

There was no packed lunches yesterday, and I’m sure if you have been following along you may have a good idea why….. Chicken sandwich day of course! My girls love chicken sandwich day at school and until I can sway them in the packed lunch direction it looks like Wednesdays will be my lunch making day off. :)

Today it was back to work and I was super excited to pack in some new fun boxes I found over the weekend. Oddly enough I found them in the baby section at our nearest Target. I’m not even sure what caused me to walk that way, but I’m kind of glad I did. ♥

It’s called the Munchkin Bento Meal Time Set. It’s marketed for the baby/toddler crowd, but after packing our second day of school lunches inside, I found that it holds plenty of food for each of my tiny princesses!

K chose the pink one ♥

Munchkin Click Lock Bento Box Lunch!

She had: Strawberries with a cute biting hippopotamus food pick, carrot sticks, salami-cucumber-cream cheese rollups with apple pick, a few dry roasted peanuts in the small green silicone cup nestled on top of a bed of alphabet pretzels, vanilla yogurt with star sprinkles, ranch in the blue sauce cup hidden underneath two rolls of Smarties candies. One for K and one of a friend. ♥♥

A chose the blue Munchkin box

Munchkin Click Lock Bento Box Lunch!

She had: Salami cream cheese roll ups with apple food pick, vanilla yogurt with star sprinkles, dill dip in the yellow sauce cup, 2 packs of smarties (one for her and one for a friend), alphabet pretzels, diced plums with biting alligator pick, cucumber and yellow pepper stars cut using a small star shaped cookie cutter I also added a bit of pepper to them cause my tiny princesses love pepper (so not to be wasteful I placed the veggie scraps underneath the cute star shapes).

I also took a picture of tiny princess K’s lunch with all the inner container lids on.

Munchkin Click Lock Bento Box Lunch!

I love that the fruit and veggie compartments can be removed and each compartment has it’s own individual lid. Even the main compartment. I also love that there is a special place for utensils in the main lid. Obviously I have only used this box once so far so I can’t really fully recommend it yet, but so so far I think it was  $7.99 well spent for each container. ♥♥ I will keep you posted.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Back to school with tiny princess lunch box!


Well, I knew this day would come. I just wish it didn’t have to come so soon! :( I love when my tiny princesses are home from school and feel so lonely when they are gone.

But the day is here and I had to send them on their way. The good news is….. Now I get to share with you the “first day of school” lunches! ♥

Back to school with tiny princess lunchbox!

My fifth grade princess chose our new PURPLE Yubo that we won from Lunchbox Dad! She was SO excited when she found out that we won. The purple Yubo is something both tiny princesses have had their eyes on for a while!

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Yesterday on the tiny princess lunchbox facebook page, I showed you a picture of my lunch prep for today’s lunches. Now you know what the Pop Rocks were for. ♥ Allison’s “5th grade rocks” lunch contains…

  • a round Nutella sandwich with “5th” cut outs and letter picks spelling “grade”. The Pop Rocks were added as a play on words. “5th Grade Rocks!” It was also a special treat for the first day of the school year!
  • Homemade apple shaped cheese crackers in an apple silicone cup. Just for more fun we added some red food coloring to a small amount of dough to make some red apple crackers to go with the regular ones.
  • Yellow silicone cup with a mix of celery, carrots, and a cherry tomato
  • Blue sauce cup with ranch for dipping.
  • All natural vanilla yogurt with sprinkles
  • Raspberries with white chocolate chips carefully placed in the holes. I used some music note food picks to tie into the rock theme! ♥
  • And of course we can’t forget the Lunch Box Love for the first day of school!

My 2nd grade princess had pretty much the same lunch as her older sister. There were just  few differences.


Karsyn’s PlanetBox Launch had…

  • Carrot and celery sticks
  • All natural vanilla yogurt with sprinkles in the PlanetBox  tall dipper
  • Halved banana with peal on
  • Round Peanut Butter sandwich with “2nd” cut outs and “grade” food picks. She also got some Pop Rocks because, hey! Second grade rocks too! ♥
  • Cut string cheese with a school bus cupcake ring
  • ranch for veggie dipping in the yellow sauce cup
  • Homemade apple cheese crackers in an apple silicone cup
  • And a very special lunchbox love note for my very special free spirited girl! ♥♥

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

♪ Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? ♪

Sorry if I tricked you by my title. Nope! Today’s lunch does not feature that spongy under sea pineapple dweller…… It does, however include our ADORABLE  Dr. Sears Nibble Tray by ZAK! I just love this sweet little pineapple shaped food container and so does tiny princess K! She is obsessed with pineapples and by obsessed I don’t mean obsessed with eating them. (Although she does like to eat pineapple) Her obsession goes beyond a taste thing. She just loves pineapples. Pineapple pictures, pineapple figurines, and pretty much every pineapple thing she lays eyes on! ♥ Naturally when we first saw the nibble tray it was a given that we HAD to have one!

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I’m pretty sure the target audience for the Dr. Sears Nibble Tray are toddlers. It’s a pretty small box, but it’s perfect for my tiny princesses, who tend to enjoy small amounts of a large variety.

Lunch for K in our Dr. Sears Nibble Tray! #Drsearsnibbletray #schoollunchideas #lunch #pinapple

Of course it was K that had lunch in the pineapple! She had: Four small star shaped PB&J sandwiches. These four sandwich cut out are equal to one whole sandwich. Cut cucumbers, organic carrot sticks, sun shaped colby cheese bites, chunked strawberries, two Trader Joe’s yogurt stars, and some ranch dip for the veggies!

Lunch for K in our Dr. Sears Nibble Tray! #Drsearsnibbletray #schoollunchideas #lunch #pinapple

She couldn’t resist grabbing a bite of cheese while I was snapping pictures! ♥

A chose and EasyLunchboxes lunch.

Lunch for A in our #EasyLunchboxes

She had: A honey butter fairy bread sandwich, carrot sticks, celery sticks, ranch for dipping, strawberry bites with a cantaloupe bunny on top, assorted red and green grapes, roasted vegetable ritz, and two Trader Joe’s yogurt stars.


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