Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Earth Day Lunch

Celebrate Earth Day with this fun lunch!
Earth Day is coming up on Sunday and Eliana and I made a creative and fun lunch to celebrate Mother Earth :) This lunch was very simple to make and Eliana LOVED it!

The Earth is a chicken and cheese sandwich on a spinach tortilla. I took another piece of cheese and colored it blue and then used a knife and roughly cut out some continents and placed it on top of the sandwich. I tried to make the blue uneven in an attempt to make it look more like water (you can find the coloring cheese technique here). The border is made of blueberries and Earth Cookies.

I had actually given her cucumbers too, but they quickly disappeared shortly after this picture:
I cut the cucumbers into circles, keeping with the whole the Earth is round theme, and I think it made them taste better ;) This lunch is so simple and Eliana ate it all up.  It seems to be so much more fun to learn about things while you eat them. We spent lunch talking about Earth and all of the planets in the Solar System.  We may just have to make a lunch for every planet :)

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28 comments:

  1. Those cookies are fabulous! I've never seen those before.
    Great idea with the tortilla and colored cheese too! :)

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  2. Love the earth made of green tortilla and cheese! Artistic as always :)

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  3. I love your earth and those cookies! Cucumbers disappear in our house too if left alone, hehe. Great lunch!

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  4. Wonderful lunch! Where did you get the earth cookies?

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    1. Kathy, if you look at the link under "What I used to make this lunch" you will see the link to the cookies. I found them at a random family grocery store a few months ago, but I haven't seen them at other stores, and I haven't seen them since.

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  5. I love this and I LOVE the pancakes you did too. You are amazing!

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  6. Great lunch. My kids would have gobbled it up too!

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  7. LOVE it! So cute and colourful - and where did you find the cookies?

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    1. Scratch that, I see the link :) Thanks!

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  8. Super cute...definitely making this (although probably with cukes unless I stumble on Earth cookies!...thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Thank you all for the love!! I really love those cookies! (maybe more so than Eliana..) It was a JOYOUS day when I found these cookies! There are other shapes too (a sun, a hybrid car, wind turbine). I'm in love with them and I stumbled upon them in a random family supermarket a few months ago and snatched them up. I've have never seen them in other supermarkets, but I wouldn't know because I only go to the one closest one to us (Stop and Shop) :)

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  10. Love the whole layout of this lunch!

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  11. super cute! and love your coloring of cheese technique! total 'duh!' moment for me! :) thank you!!

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    1. LOL Gretchen, It was a "duh" moment for me too when I had found that tutorial! I use food markers to decorate on cheese, but to color an entire piece of cheese this is so much easier! :)

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  12. Bookmarking for Monday!! That is when we will do our playschool Earth Day activities! Thanks! I follwed you over from For the Kids Friday and my post is here: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/enchanted-childhood-playschool-april.html

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  13. Hi Michelle
    What a great Earth Day activity!! I'd Love for you to come share it in The Mommy Club and or any of your other fun ideas! I saw this on Kitchen Fun With My 3 Son!

    http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2012/04/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-40/

    Have a great weekend! Crystal

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  14. Those cookies and cucumbers are just amazing! ^^ I also love the tortillas!

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  15. I love it! So many great Earth Day submissions this week. Voting is going to be hard!

    Diana
    Diana Rambles
    Bento Blog Network

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  16. ~Good idea to use a spinach tortilla for the earth. Where did you find those really neat earth cookies??!

    Never mind about the cookies! I just noticed your response to the same question from someone else....
    :)

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  17. This is wonderful! I love your Earth! I need to look for those cookies!

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  18. love those cookies! would you come link up to our #kidsinthekitchen series this week
    http://lookwhatmomfound.com/2013/04/starting-a-garden-with-the-kids-kidsinthekitchen.html

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  19. Cute, cute, cute. I need to do some more fun things with my son's lunches. You've got some great ideas!

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