Thursday, December 20, 2012

Homemade Penguin Pizza Lunchables

Kids are funny. Mine are always cracking me up w/ the funny little annoying things they do. Take what happened w/ this lunch, for example. Got up this morning to make them lunch because I was just too not-in-the-mood to make them last night. Pizza lunchables were on the brain - easy to throw together, yummy enough they'll gobble it up and way healthier than the store-bought pre-packaged ones! For some reason I got up extra early - just one of those mornings, so I spent a little extra time jazzing up their lunch. Plus, I was so excited to try the Applegate pepperonis I found at Target. Despite my better judgement (I know my girls and know they wouldn't travel very well), I just couldn't leave the pepperoni penguins eyeless, beakless and belliless so I embellished away. When I was done I was like, OMG! These dudes are so cute!

When the girls came downstairs, I showed them what the penguins look like NOW since they wouldn't be looking like that later. Both had pretty much the same reaction about the penguins: "Yeah, cute, but I don't want to eat those." There was even a little whining from Little Sis that she REALLY didn't want to eat those penguins. For whatever reason, yeah, they didn't want to eat those. Punks. So, I gobbled up the eyes, beaks and bellies in one fell swoop (ewww, that sounds kinda yucky...) but not without snapping a quick pick and then the girls were left w/ plain ol' penguin pepperoni's... just the way they wanted them: eyeless, beakless, belliless. Oh well. Some days are like that. :)


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In this lunch:
  1. Arnold's 100% whole wheat flat rounds
  2. Applegate's Uncured Pepperoni (No Nitrates except those occurring naturally from celery, etc) and Applegate's American Cheese
  3. Shredded mozzerella cheese
  4. Bertolli's Organic Garlic and Olive Oil Spaghetti Sauce
  5. Trader Joe's Gummy Tummies Pengin with Soft Tummies (or something like that)
  6. Pirate's Booty
  7. Grapes and Raisins
Click here for more Pizza Lunchables ideas!

Shout-outs:
EasyLunchBoxes - love my ELB's!!



My favorite Bento supplier @ All Things For Sale. It's where I got this CuteZCute cutter and picks. Just click on the pix to view/purchase now! :)
Food Decorating Pick Puffy Pick 3D Winter Hat
  
Applegate for providing organic nitrate-free yet oh-so-convenient pre-packaged deli meats. Check out my FB post professing my love for them: FB post professing my love for Applegate :)

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Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

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7 comments:

Rina @ Bento School Lunches said...

Cutest pizza I have ever seen and too cute to eat!! Definitely need to pin for my son, he love penguins!

happyvballgirl said...

Awwww, thanks so much, Rina. You are such a sweetie. Definitely had fun making these little guys, I bet you will too! :)

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Those penguins are adorable! Thanks for linking up~!!

happyvballgirl said...

Thanks, Diana! and thanks for hosting! :)

tumbleweed-contessa said...

My grand daughters will love this. They are lunchable addicts!!! This is such a great idea for replacement of those nitrate loaded store brands. Thanks for sharing at the Pin party with Diana rambles.

happyvballgirl said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, tumbleweed-contessa! Hope your grand daughters love it too! My daughters just gobble this one up! :)

Perry Barry said...

What a brilliant idea….pepperoni penguins. LOVE!