One of my favorite cartoons from the 80's was definitely Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I also had a ton of the toys. My favorite was actually Donatello because I loved his smarts and his bow staff he used as a weapon. My kids are now starting to catch Ninja Turtle fever so I decided it was time for a lunch!
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Here are the directions for my TMNT lunch. It really is pretty simple, plus my kids love the mini whole wheat pizzas. I made it in an Easy Lunch Boxes container with a Funkins reusable napkin as the background.
Whole wheat mini pita pockets
Edible modeling dough
Cooked pasta (or other background)
Black and blue food coloring
Orange sweet pepper (or orange peel)
Directions1. Cut apple in half and slice wedge from one half. Cut matching sized wedge out of orange. Put orange wedge inside apple where you cut the apple wedge from. Make shallow cuts for the eyes and mouth and peel off apple and orange skin. Use a little blue food coloring on the orange peel for his eyes.
2. Cut second piece from orange and trip to shape of mask "tail." Also rub orange juice on apple to prevent browning.
3. In main dish place head and mask "tail." Pack pasta around turtle so it doesn't move. Break pretzel sticks in half and mold modeling dough around each piece as shown for Michelangelo's nunchucks. Mold ninja star for an added effect. Place nunchucks and ninja star in main dish. You can also write "Cowabunga" on black food coloring on sweet pepper or orange peel. This is his catch phrase.
4. In side dish place grapes. For a few of the grapes push toothpick pieces though for eyes and put them on top of the pile. These reminded me of the original footsoldiers from the 80's cartoon.
5. Cut mini pita pockets in half and sprinkle on cheese. Cut one piece of pepperoni in tiny pieces and place on top of cheese. Heat up in microwave for a few seconds. Once they are cool, place mini pizzas in second side dish.