Somebunny is starting school on September 3 and with that comes a whole new habit that we will have to introduce to our lives: the school lunch boxes!
You guys know I love cooking but lunch boxes are a new thing for me and I really take this new task seriously :) Lunch accounts for 1/3 of food that your child eats during the day so I want to make sure it is nutritious and delicious but also fun.
When we get asked to come up with Peter Rabbit inspired lunch boxes to celebrate the release of the Peter Rabbit movie, I was super excited for several reasons:
- Fer loves Peter Rabbit
- I get to practice school lunches and get more comfortable with the whole idea
- Fer loves Peter Rabbit ;)
We first got to know Peter Rabbit when we were visiting my sister in the UK and Fer became a big fan of the books and later the animated stories. He has called him “blue rabbit” till about a month ago and I had to play the “mommy I am Blue Rabbit and you are Lily Bobtail” pretend game for months now. Now the new Peter Rabbit comedy film is out on Video on demand & Digital Download, we were not only super excited about the rabbit lunches but we are even more excited we get to give away the movies to you guys on Instagram!
But before you head over there, check out the three lunch boxes I came out with! They got the stamp of approval from Fer (they were eaten within minutes) so I hope to get you inspired!
Lunch box #1: PETER THE rabbit crackers, carrot sticks, cucumber and hummus
How to make rabbit crackers: use a cookie cutter in the shape of a rabbit to cut the shapes out of 2 wholewheat tortillas. Brush the rabbits with olive oil and put them on a baking tray lined up with baking paper. Bake in a pre-heated oven for about ten minutes on 180°C.
Want to make homemade hummus too? Put 300 g canned chickpeas, 100 ml of the liquid from the can, 1 tbsp tahini, 1 garlic clove, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 3 tbsp olive oil into a mixer and mix everything till smooth hummus. Season with cumin and salt.
Lunch box #2: PETER RABBIT’S FAVOURITE CARROT AND ZUCCHINI MUFFINS with greek YOGHURT and Fruit
Needed for 12 muffins:
200 g grated carrots
100 g grated zucchini
1 apple, grated
60 g fine oats
100 g spelt flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
100 g rozijnen
5 tbsp honey
250 ml milk
Preheat oven to 180°C. In a bowl, mix spelt flour, fine oats, baking powder and baking soda. In another bowl, beat egg with honey and milk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix gently. Add carrots, zucchini and raisins.
Line 12 hole muffin tin with paper muffin cups. Fill muffin cups about 3/4 full. Sprinkle each muffin with oats. Bake 15-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from tin and let cool off. Enjoy!
Lunch box #2: PETER RABBIT’s ears sandwiches and radishes with yoghurt dip
This is one to make when you only have a few minutes to make your kid’s lunch. It’s a brown bread sandwiches with cashew pasta and banana and radishes with yoghurt dip!
For the ear sandwiches: ok I’m not gonna teach you how to make a sandwich hehe but just make brown bread sandwich with organic cashew nut pasta and bananas and use a big cookie cutter to cut out the ears or just cut it with a knife.
GOOD LUCK WITH THE BACK TO SCHOOL PERIOD AND RUN TO MY INSTAGRAM TO CHECK OUT THE GIVEAWAY!