Friday, June 29, 2012

Patriotic 4th of July Lunch

We're at it again!  The Bento Bloggers and Friends are doing a patriotic blog hop.  We all were talking and noticed that we are so proud of our countries and wanted to celebrate them with awesome lunches.  Canada celebrates their Independence Day on July 1st and the United States of America celebrates their Independence Day on July 4th.  We have friends in both countries that will hop with us and it made sense to hop a few days prior so that we could take the holiday off to celebrate.
Our main entree is an American flag open faced sandwich.  We cut the crusts off of our bread and created a rectangle for our flag.  Then, we spread some whipped cream cheese on the bread.  Finally, we added sliced strawberries and a few blueberries to create Old Glory.

Our vegetable side is zucchini and red peppers.  We used a small star cookie cutter to cut out the center of the zucchini to create white stars.  Then, we used our micro star cookie cutter to cut the red pepper into red stars.  We added an American Flag pick and a Captain America Shield ring to this section too.

Our dairy side is vanilla yogurt.  We added a few star sprinkles to the top to match our theme.  We also added a Statue of Liberty (one of our favorite symbols of freedom) to the bowl.

Finally, our fruit/dessert is a patriotic strawberry.  We dipped fresh strawberries in white chocolate and then just the tip in some blue sprinkles.  These were a HUGE hit with the kids.  Plus, they are much more healthy than most other holiday themed desserts.  There are two sparkly star picks below the strawberries.

Now it's time to HOP on over to see what incredible fun thing Bobbi has created for her kids at Bobbi's Bentos, then keep hopping to see what everyone else has imagined up to represent their patriotic side.

16 comments:

  1. Great job! A very well-rounded, nutritionally Patriotic lunch. ;)
    Love all the little details and colors.

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  2. Love this lunch, especially the zucchini and pepper stars! Yum!

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  3. Love your strawberries! And that Captain America ring touch! Great details :)

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  4. So cute! John loves the Captain America shield best, of course :)

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  5. Love it! Those strawberries are delicious, aren't they? Great idea with the zucchini and peppers too! Yum!

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  6. SO super colorful and healthy! I adore all the designs and the fun ring and picks :)

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  7. The zucchini and pepper stars are perfect. Amazing details!

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  8. Beautiful! Love all of the red, white and blue!

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  9. Love all the red, white and blue! Great lunch!

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  10. The veggie stars are my favorite. The whole meals is beautiful!

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