Monday, May 20, 2013

Week 33: Kermit the Frog

Muppets easy kids lunch
Week 33: Kermit the Frog, it isn't easy being green!  I thought I'd bring a classic into my daughter's life.  She has seen the latest Muppet movie and a few of the T.V. shows, but its our responsibility as parents to raise our kids right with an appreciation for those who came before.  The school year is coming to end soon so I would be failing as Lunchbox Dad if I did not remind her of the classics.  In short, she needs more Kermit the Frog in her life.  To go along with the famous frog, I had to go with a theme that reflected his personality the best--Its Not Easy Being Green.  Ironically, this lunch is made in an Easy Lunch Boxes container.

Ingredients:
1/2 a green apple
6-7 sugar snap peas
1 piece of white cheese
1 piece of lunch meat
1 serving of pasta
1 serving of shredded cheddar cheese
1 handful of blueberries
3 pieces of mango or other green skinned fruit
1 handful of green Goldfish crackers (found in the Goldfish Colors package)
1 strawberry
   Black food coloring

Directions:
Slice an apple in half and shape it like Kermit's head in the picture.  Cut his eyes out white cheese, mouth out of a strawberry, and tongue out of lunch meat.  Cut Kermit's neckpiece and hands out of apple.

Place face pieces where shown and draw mouth and inner eyes with black food coloring.  If desired, use fat-free cream cheese to help Kermit's eyes lift up and secure them to his head.  You only need a pea-size ball of cream cheese for each eye.

Place pasta in background of your container.  Roll up piece of lunch meat and place at bottom of container.  Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over pasta.  Put Kermit's head in the middle of container with neckpiece underneath.  Place hands as shown on lunch meat.  Border Kermit with snap peas.

For side dish number one, place blueberries in your container and place strips of mango on top.  Drop green Goldfish crackers in your container for side dish number two.

Have fun with this lunch and remind your children about the importance of the Muppets.  It may not be easy being green, but it is sure is fun making a green lunch!  Remember to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.  Also, keep an eye out for my next video tutorial later this week.

This Lunch won Bento of the Week over at Bento Blog Network!
Bento of the Week Winner


15 comments:

  1. I love your Kermit! Such an awesome lunch!

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! His hands are my favorite. They look lifelike!

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    1. Thanks Kelly. The hands were kind of an add on at the end and I thought they worked, helping him to be peeking over the lunchmeat at the bottom. You dont realize how long his fingers are until you try and carve them out of apple!

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  3. Lovely way to celebrate Jim Henson (the anniversary of his death was May 16th). If he was still with us I'm sure he would have shared!

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    1. Thanks Karen, I hope he would of liked it.

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  4. This is amazing! You have some made lunch skills!

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    1. Thanks, this has turned into one of my favorites.

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  6. It's not easy being green indeed! Great one Beau!! You won Bento of the Week!!!

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    1. Thanks Diana, I'm thankful Kermit could give us such great words to live by :)

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  7. Congratulation on winning Bento of the Week at Bento Blog Network. What a cute Kermit :)

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