Three Hecka Cute Lunches

by Wendy Copley on October 16, 2015

A few weeks ago Chobani asked me to make some lunches based around the pictures on their Chobani Kids and Chobani Tots pouches. The lunches were initially posted to Pinterest but I loved how they came out so much that I decided to round them all up and post them here for you to see.

Spiderman Lunch Box

First up: Spiderman! I made sunbutter and jelly Spiderman sandwiches and put them on a bed of grapes. Next I added red pepper strips with s Spidey ring tucked into them along with an apple with a spider carved in and a Chobani Kids pouch. (I used this technique for the apple.)

Hecka cute skateboarder lunch

This skateboard lunch is one of my favorite lunches I’ve made in a looooong time! (I was so excited about this lunch that I posted a cryptic photo about it on Instagram. Ha!) I started by putting down a thin layer of yellow carrot slices, then I made two ham sandwich bears and stacked them one on top of the other to make it look like it was only one bear. The top sandwich had a skateboard helmet made out of half an olive. Safety first! The ramp and skateboard are made out of cucumbers. For sides, I added some grapes and clementine wedges with the word “skate” cut from cheese balanced on top along with a skate-themed tube of yogurt. This was packed in our PlanetBox Shuttle.

Cute Winnie the Pooh bento lunch for a preschooler

Finally, I have a sweet little Winnie the Pooh lunch perfect for a preschooler. (Though honestly I think my big kids would be equally happy with this lunch. OK, maybe the sixth grader would be annoyed if I sent him a teddy bear lunch — but the first grader would love it!) I cut a cheese sliceto look like Pooh, drew a face on it with food-safe markers, then laid it on some plain old circles of cheddar. I also added a little pig cup and filled it with ham to represent Piglet. The rest of the lunch was comprised of a Chobani Tots pouch, butterfly crackers, thin-sliced celery, purple carrots, and mandarin orange wedges. It was packed in a Yumbox.

Disclosure: I was paid to create these lunches for Chobani, but I was not paid to write this post. I just liked them and wanted to share!

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LemonyTuna Salad for the Lunch Box

My son Augie loves tuna but I hardly ever remember to pack it in his lunches. When Bumble Bee asked me to create an albacore recipe to share with you, I vowed not only to create something that Augie would like but also to start packing it in his lunch more regularly. It’s a crying shame that I don’t already do this because:

  • He loves it.
  • Bumble Bee Albacore provides lean protein, healthy fat, and important vitamins and minerals.
  • It’s a ridiculously fast option.
  • We almost always have some in the cupboard.

Augie’s not particularly keen on traditional tuna salad made with pickles and mayo but he often asks for a can of tuna and some crackers as an after school snack. I thought I’d try jazzing that combo up just a little as a gateway to tuna salad. I stuck with flavors he already likes — lemon and cucumbers — and kept it simple and it worked!

Lemony Tuna Salad


You will also need whole wheat crackers, grapes and sugar snap peas to make this lunch exactly as I’ve shown it.

If you prefer to use a canned version  of Bumble Bee while albacore tuna, that will work just as well, but I would omit the added olive oil if you select a flavor that is packed in oil vs. one packed in water.

Lemony Tuna Salad with Bumble Bee tuna

To make the salad:

This is a simple recipe that’s great for a weekday morning, so there really is only one step: mix together the tuna, cukes, lemon and oil. Woot! So easy!

I like to use the tuna in the pouch for this because that makes it even simplerpen the pouch, dump it in the bowl. No draining required.

Lemony Bumble Bee Tuna Salad with whole wheat crackers, grapes and sugar snap peas

To make the lunch:

Pack the tuna salad into a large silicone cup and place it in the lunch box. I like to use one that’s nice and tall because that way the sides hit the top of the lunch box and the tuna is less likely to spill out in transit.

Tuck the crackers around the tuna cup then add some grapes and sugar snap peas for sides. I went for a bit of a garden theme with this lunch by packing the tuna in a flower shaped cup and adding lady bug and bumble bee picks to the side dishes. (Get it? Bumble bee?? Har har har!) Also, don’t forget to pack a small spoon to make putting the tuna on the crackers less messy!

Do you pack tuna in lunch boxes? How do you enjoy it?

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