Anyway, I have come to appreciate food dye and toothpicks which are now an indispensable tool for these lunches. You can do really cool things with them. It is what I drew the lines and made the eye with. The eye is cream cheese and then I just used a little food dye.
Let me know what you think in your comments and maybe let me know what you would have done differently to give me some ideas for the future! Also remember to subscribe to the blog or follow me on Twitter or Pinterest!
Green, yellow, blue, and red food coloring
2 slices of cheddar cheese
2 large pieces of dried mango
1 Tbsp. fat-free cream cheese
1 small piece of whole wheat bread
1 serving of goldfish crackers
1 serving of dried cranberries
1/2 cup of spinach
- Using the template as a guide, cut out the shape of the pony’s head from one piece of cheese. Cut out the shape of the body from the second piece of cheese. Finally, use the template to cut the cowboy hat out of whole wheat bread.
- Take dried mango and cut the shape to be like the mane and tail. It doesn’t have to be exact, just similar to the picture!
- Take 1 Tbsp. of cream cheese and, using your fingers, shape it into a circle. Press onto the face for the eye.
- Mix equal parts yellow, blue, and red food coloring in a small bowl to make the color black. Dip the end of a toothpick in the black coloring and use it to dye the edges around the white cream cheese and also to draw the inside circle of the eyes. Use a clean toothpick and dip it in green food coloring to fill in the green part of the eye.
- Using the above method, draw the rest of the facial and body features as shown in the picture. Use red for the three apples by the tail and for the hair tie on the mane.
- Place bed of spinach in the container. Sprinkle the ground with goldfish and dried cranberries. Place the body piece, followed by the head. Lay the mane on top to cover the seam and gently lift the body to place the tail a little underneath. Place the hat slightly behind the head. Finish by setting the apple in the corner of the container!