I have been having a lot of fun packing themed bento box style lunches for my kids this school year. They have really enjoyed it too. I would have started doing this years ago if I had realized how fun and easy it is to provide healthy lunches that my kids want to eat.
I received the challenge of preparing a healthy packed lunch for my kids that includes Lindsay olives. This was super easy because my kids love olives and because you can really get creative with them. I received Lindsay olives and a promotional item to facilitate this post.
Since Halloween is around the corner, I decided to make a spooky lunch for my daughter today. It was super easy to make and she loved it.
I made a mummy hot dog out of one hot dog, crescent rolls that I cut into strips, and Lindsay black ripe olives for the eyes. I wrapped the hot dog mummy style and left a space for the eyes. I baked in the oven for 10 minutes and cooled. I cut the ends off of an olive for the eyes.
I created a scary black spider resting on a deviled egg as well. I prepared the deviled eggs with a simple recipe of mayo, mustard, and vinegar for the filling. I sliced a Lindsay black olive in half for the body and placed on the egg. I then cut another olive into 8 slices length-wise for the legs. This couldn’t be easier! I cut the other 1/2 of the egg into squares for the deviled egg to rest on.
Since my daughter is all-girl but still likes Halloween, I made a couple girly items too. Beside the mummy hot dog, I made a fruit skewer of heart shaped fruit including a strawberry, grape, apple, and kiwi. I used a shaped food cutterto create the heart shapes.
I also created flower cut carrots. I used a vegetable cutter for the flower shape, pressing down on a peeled, cut large carrot. I added a small rolled ball of cream cheese at the center of each flower and then I added sliced green ripe California olives from the Lindsay Naturals line for the eyes.
This was a fun and easy Halloween bento box to make. My kids are eating healthier lunches because they are fun and flavorful. With a little creativity, you can get kids to eat healthier without them even knowing it! Get more creative ideas for kids lunches and other recipes on the Lindsay Olives Pinterest page.
This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Lindsay Olives who provided the products for review.