Back to School Lunch
This Back-to-School Lunch is a fun way to serve lunch for kids on their first day back at school!
Servings: 1 lunch
- 2 tbsp whipped cream cheese
- 1 piece bread, whole wheat, multi-grian or white bread
- 3-6 drops plant-based food dye
- 1 slice white cheddar cheese
- 3 mini bell peppers, sliced
- 1/2 peach, chopped
- 2 tbsp blueberries
- 1 energy ball
- 1/4 cup cheese crackers
Place the whipped cream cheese on a cutting board in a long line. At the top of the line drop 1-3 drops of food dye. At the bottom of the line drop 1-3 drops of another color of food dye. Using a knife, mix the food dye into the cream cheese so the top is one color and the bottom is another (see video for more details). Using a slice of bread, smear the cream cheese onto the bread. Cut the edges off the bread so you end up with a rectangle. You can leave this as-is, add some sprinkles or cut letters out of white cheddar to whatever saying you prefer. Place the sandwich in a lunch box or on a plate.
In another section of the lunch box or on a plate - add in the chopped peaches and a few blueberries.
In another section of the lunch box or on a plate - add in the sliced bell peppers.
In the last section of the lunch box or on a plate - add in the energy ball and the cheddar crackers.
Age: 4 and up
Storage: You can make these boxes the night before and keep them in the fridge.
Nut-Free: to make this school lunch nut-free, add in a nut-free energy ball (directions in the energy ball recipe card) or place any nut-free treat in this section.