Thursday, August 1, 2013

Simple Summer: Despicable Me 2 Minion Lunch

Despicable Me 2 minion kids lunch
Simple Summer Despicable Me 2 Minion Lunch: We made this despicable lunch on Good Day Sacramento this past Monday.  You can see the video HERE.  My family actually hasn't seen number two yet, but of course, my kids love the minions.  We always have bananas in my house so it was a natural thing to use them.  Especially with the awesome trailer which features the minions singing the now famous banana song.

I know this is Simple Summer, and this might look a little intimidating, but this lunch is super easy to reproduce a few times.  Its also fun because your kids can construct the sandwich themselves, just like the minions construct things (ok they destroy things too sometimes).  This was made in an Easy Lunch Boxes container.  So have fun with this lunch and don't forget we are in the middle of 5 Weeks of Free as well!


Ingredients:
--1 banana cut in half with the ends cut off
--Blue and black markers
--2 pieces of Nori (dried seaweed) cut in the shape of goggles as shown
--3 small circles of white cheese for eyes
--3 small pieces of raisins for eyes
--1 piece of lettuce for the background
--1 slice of whole wheat bread cut in four squares
--1 handful of trail mix
--1 serving of grilled chicken cut into strips
--1 slice of cheese cut into squares
--Cheese cut into "ME 2" as shown
--Tool shaped stickers for decoration, if desired

Directions:
1.  Draw blue overalls on the bananas.  They are shaped like an "H".  Wrap nori goggles around them first, then place white cheese on top, with the raisin pieces put on after that.  Moisten the nori on the back to get it to stay on the banana.  You may use a piece of toothpick to hold each eye in place if you choose.  Finish the bananas by drawing black hair with a marker and mouths as shown.

2.  Place lettuce in your container.  Put the banana minions on top and place the pieces of bread above them.

3.  Use a side dish for the trail mix (I used almonds and dried cranberries).  Arrange the cheese letters and number to spell out "ME 2."  For simplicity you may use tool stickers in the place of these letters.

4.  In another side dish alternative chicken strips and cheese.  Stick tool stickers to toothpicks and insert in lunch wherever you want to decorate.

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22 comments:

  1. I love this! Banana minions are genius!

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    1. Aww, thanks Jenn but you make some pretty awesome lunches yourself over at bentoforkidlet.com!

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    1. Thanks Ming, I'm always in amazement at your meals, that spirited away one was crazy!

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  3. You are a true ARTISTE!!(Said with a proper high-brow accent)
    Your lunches continue to delight. LOVE!!!

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    1. Wow thanks Kelly. Its so fun to make them for my daughter and I hope I am inspiring other parents that if I can do it, they can make fun healthy lunches too!

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  4. Love the banana minions! My daughter is going to love it too!

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    1. I hope she does, thanks for checking out my blog!

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  5. Tudo muito lindo !!!!! Vou fazer pro meu filho aqui no Brasil . Parabéns a você papai dedicado como poucos ... Eu pessoalmente , ainda não conheci outro assim . Encantada =)

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  6. I think it's beautiful that you are a dad , and you take the time to do those little things that make a difference in a child ! It shows how much you go out of you're way to get that priceless little smile and make them happy . You are inspiring to me a mom of 3 boys . If only there were many more of you :( keep up the great work you are an amazing dad !

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  7. Oh my you are an inspiration!! I came across your blog when I was searching for some inspirations based on Despicable Me, for my blog post. And I have got hooked onto your blog...

    I have linked this post and the pic in my post here

    http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/2014/05/inspirations-from-despicable-me.html

    My daughter is a die hard fan of the movie... and Im hoping to surprise her with the Minion Lunch this weekend...

    Thanks a lot...

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  8. Glad I can help, thanks so much for reading my blog!

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  9. Haha wow that's sweet. All of a sudden having my crust cut off as a kid wasn't the epic score i swore it was.

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