Fun Food: BUGS for Lunch!

I am not a go-out-of-my-way-to-make-your-food-look-cute kind of mom.  Sorry, kid!  Here’s your plain Jane, looks-the-same-as-it-always-does lunch.  Now eat it up! 😉

But every once in a while I get a creative itch to do something a little fun.  Here are a couple pics of today’s “fun” food. 🙂

Here’s how I made this bug:
  • Wings — a sandwich cut in half; whole wheat sandwich thins with peanut butter and fruit spread (Luke’s is only fruit spread b/c he’s not a fan of pb)
  • Head and Body — prunes (the small snack packs or individually packaged ones stay so soft and moist…we all LOVE them!)
  • Wing spots — craisins (dried, sweetened cranberries…similar to raisins)
  • Antennae — kamut puffs (like puffed wheat, only a different grain)

L&L were excited about their buggy lunch and they devoured their entire plate of food before I even finished uploading the pics.  So, yeah, fun food has it’s place…now and then! 😉

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Genny Upton

A former teacher turned stay at home mom to two preschool aged children. Creator (and writer) at In Lieu of Preschool and Parent Teach Play. Currently publishing my first children's picture book!

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