Fish Bento

Fish Bento

Chloe’s 4K class has allergies, so the class has to be peanut-free. I can’t stand peanut butter, but she loves PB&J (and it’s really easy, quick, and fine w/o refrigeration) However, since that’s not an option, I’ve had to get a little more creative. I’ve been trying to make her lunches exciting (partly to make her smile when she sees them, partly to make her want to eat everything, and partly because it’s fun)

I made this lunch for her the day after she won a goldfish at the Dairy Days carnival. We bought a companion fish for Adrian, so I thought I should commemorate the two new members of the household. It’s a good thing I did it then, because her fish was gone by her next school day!

The fish are jelly sandwiches, with raisins for the eyes (glued on with frosting, since that’s what I had). The water is green grapes, with blueberries for air bubbles. Then blanched broccoli for the seaweed and flower-shaped turkey and cheese to finish it off. Her favorite part was the turkey flowers, although she told me that kind of broccoli was her new favorite vegetable!