Golden State Warriors Game-Time Snack

Monday, May 23, 2016

My kids are out of school so I thought it would be fun to make a snack instead of a lunch. We are big San Francisco bay area sports fans in my family, and the Golden State Warriors are in the NBA Playoffs, so I figured, "Why not a Warriors themed snack?" They are the best team in the league and have set all sorts of records. My kids always make sure to find out the score of the games when they get up in the morning.

The Warriors logo is pretty simple and I thought the snack should be simple as well. It is lemon

Ocean Bento Lunch

Monday, May 16, 2016

fish lunch

To get set for summertime I decided to help my kids think of the beach with this ocean themed bento lunch. This one is seriously easy to make and will help your kids get through the end of school and start summer off right. My family will be visiting California next month so I know they can't wait to visit the beach again. We've had some great times there and it is one of the things my kids miss since we moved out to Oklahoma. Until next month, this will have to tide them over. See what I did there? I couldn't help it, I'm a dad. I made this in an easy lunch boxes container.
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Ingredients: sliced bread, meat, cheese, blueberries, raisin, blackberries, mandarin orange slices, granola, hard boiled egg, sharpie markers.

Directions: I won't go step-by-step through this lunch because it is pretty self explanatory. I did use circle cookie cutters and heart shaped vegetable cutters to make the shapes for the fish. That made it so much easier. I used Sharpie markers to make the beach ball.

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Little House on the Prairie Pioneer Lunch

Monday, May 9, 2016

pioneer themed lunch

If my daughter were to choose a favorite book series of the moment, it could very well be the Little House on the Prairie series. She has been reading it with her Grandma, and my wife, for months. We have also moved to Oklahoma City in the last few months, and my daughter's school celebrated the Land Run. This is an event that celebrated important things happening in the pioneer days here. She even dressed up for it. You can see her outfit in the picture below. Because of all this, I made her a Little House on the Prairie Pioneer bento lunch!
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It is complete with a covered wagon, corn bread, and applesauce. For those not familiar with the series, apple sauce and apple butter play an important role in the food of Little House. Also, corn

Top 10 Star Wars Lunches of All-Time

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Star Wars Day May the 4th

My family goes crazy for Star Wars. This isn't really a secret. I took my kids to go see The Force Awakens, we have dressed up for Halloween, we own clothes. We might be a little obsessed. Ok, there's no "might be" about it. Here are my top 10 Star Wars lunches of all time.

These are in no particular order. Some of these are found right here on Lunchbox Dad and some are from my brilliant friends so make sure and click on the links to their sites. Just maybe you might be inspired to make some for your kids. They might just say, "I love you." Of course, in response you would say, "I know."

10. BB-8 Lunch from Lunchbox Dad

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9. Jawa Lunch from Organized Bites

Teen Titans Go! Robin Bento Lunch

Monday, May 2, 2016

Robin superhero

There isn't much more popular of a kids' superhero cartoon than Teen Titans Go! The leader of the super group is Robin of course. My kids are very much into superheroes so it wasn't very hard to be inspired by the show. They play super heroes, dress up as superheroes, and read about superheroes. They might be a bit obsessed. Robin's main weapon is his staff so I had to have that represented in this lunch as well. Overall this is filled with simple ideas that your kids will love.

I made this lunch in an Easy Lunch Boxes container. Make sure and follow me on all my social media channels so you don't miss out on any of the great lunch and parenting ideas that I share

How to Make An Easy Raspberry Oat Delight Dessert!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Disclose: Sponsored post from Driscoll’s. All opinions are my own. Visit for more berry recipes & Sweetest Berry Sweepstakes
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You can never have too many tasty, fresh, and easy desserts in your recipe book. This is especially true when there is a holiday, such as Mother's Day, approaching. What I like to do is find dessert recipes that my kids can also help make. My Raspberry Oat Delight is one of those recipes that fits each of these categories.

For years my family  has been making this dessert for birthdays, family get togethers, and even just for fun. It is one of those dishes that, when served, brings the family together. From the fresh raspberries to the refreshing ice cream, this will be the dessert that you make with your family again and again. With Mother's Day coming up, it's the perfect time to try out my Raspberry Oat Delight!

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Ingredients: 1 package (12 oz. or 2 1/2 cups) Driscoll's Raspberries, 2 eggs, 1 cup applesauce, 1 cup milk, 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, 1/3 cup white sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 cup toasted coconut, 3 cups oatmeal.

1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
2. Mix eggs, applesauce, milk, brown sugar, white sugar, baking powder, and coconut. After mixing add in oatmeal.

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3. Spread oatmeal mixture in 9x13 inch baking dish and add in raspberries.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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5. Remove from oven and let cool.
6. Cut into squares. When ready to serve top with vanilla ice cream and drop additional raspberries on top.
7. Enjoy with your family!

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How to Make an Awesome iPhone School Lunch!

Monday, April 25, 2016

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If your kids are like mine, they are always asking for screen time and wondering when they can get their first iPhone. Bear in mind my kids are 9, 5, and 2. I thought it would be fun if I gave them some iPhones like they had been asking for. Since I'm not independently wealthy, I came up with something that was the next best iPhone sandwich lunch. There was no way they could complain because it even came complete with an App Store!

If your kids are constantly asking for more screen time, give them something you can feel good about, an iPhone LUNCH! It's not only healthier than more screen time, but it's also giving something they have been asking about for awhile. I made this lunch in an Easy Lunch Boxes container with a Lunchbox Love note.
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Ingredients: 2 slices whole wheat bread, sliced provolone cheese, your child's favorite
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