Yesterday, I made a My Little Pony bento for my oldest kiddo and my younger kiddo (who stayed home from preschool) complained that I only make “pretty lunches” for her sister. It’s true, I do only do them for the first grader, but mainly because preschool gives her lunch on the days she goes! But she was home, and she begged for a pretty lunch and to help make it. Trying to keep her entertained, I gave in
She had been watching Henry Hugglemonster and I suggested that as a theme. She was unsure but I thought she would like the turkey and cheese sandwich (something my other kiddo is only marginally ok with — she’s really a PB&J lover). So we started and this is what we came up with. I think it’s pretty close!
Main Open faced turkey sandwich with cheddar cheese. I don’t have an oval cutter that big so I flexed a circle cutter just enough to make the cut and then eased it back into shape. The horns were made from blue star-shaped marshmallows and the dots on the ends of the big horns are large dot sprinkles (the greenish parts are colored on with yellow foodwriter pen to make it a soft green). I used turkey for the whites of the eyes, the teeth, and the eye highlights, and blueberries for the pupils. His nose is just the end of a baby carrot.
Sides Carrots, oranges, blueberries and pistachios
For this bento, I used: