Creating a tasty and interesting lunch for the kids to take to school can be difficult, especially when kids can be picky with food. Joanne's recent article on lunchboxes got me thinking about ways to create nutritious, vegetable packed sandwiches that are appealing to kids.
Thankfully, Mark Northeast considered the same thing when making lunch for his 4 year old, and came up with the idea of Funky Lunch. Funky Lunch is a website showcasing lots of great ideas for how to make a lunchbox sandwich more interesting for kids. They currently have a strong following on Twitter.
This is a great activity you can sit down and do with the kids the night before to save on time. This Shaun the Sheep sandwich on the right is one of my favourites from the Funky Lunch gallery.
Here are a few more of the Funky lunch creations:
This cheeky giraffe sandwich is one of the more complicated sandwiches, but I love the spot details up the neck. Invest in a few cutters, the type you'd use for pastry or cakes, and it will be far easier to make them.
Little boys will love this pirate sandwich, and it appears to be fairly simple to make as well as packing in lots of tasty vegetables.
Remember the kids story The Hungry Caterpillar? Here's Funky Lunch's interpretation, with lots of mini circle sandwiches and a happy cherry tomato.
Funky Lunch are looking to bring out a book with all their methods and recipes. In the meantime, why not tell us how you make lunchbox sandwiches more fun for your kids.!