Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or just wanting to send a little extra love in a lunchbox, it’s easy and simple to make a love heart lunch with very little tools or expertise. I used a Yumbox Panino for this lunchbox with a clear tray that I made a love heart insert for the special occasion.
The tools you’ll need are:
The first thing is the carrots inside cucumbers. To do those you need to cut the centres from the cucumbers using a small heart cutter. Then cut carrot shapes the same size. Insert them inside the cucumbers…and voila!
Easier still were the kiwis which were done using a heart cutter, then sliced. The strawberries were just cored, which meant they end up a heart shape.
The hearts on the Babybel cheese are made by pressing into the wax with the heart cutter, just enough to imprint and pull away the top layer of the wax. The really tiny hearts on the babybel were made using the fruit cutter from my zoku maker!
I also used a heart cutter to make the blueberry banana bread hearts. The mini pizzas were pulled out of the freezer but were made using a large heart cutter. I often get asked what the best cutters to buy are and I recommend stainless steel as they can be used for veggies and bread, cake, fruit anything really!
So as you can see, it is a quick and easy lunch to do for when you need to send a little extra love in the lunchbox and still keep it healthy. Miss 5 ate it all and really enjoyed showing off her special lunch to her classmates and her buddy.
You don’t have to stop there, you can make sushi heart shaped, or even mold rice into hearts, or cut sandwiches! Here’s a list of love heart items available at Little Bento World. If heart shaped sushi sounds good to you, you might want to check out my video using the easy peasy sushi maker.
Give someone some extra love in their lunchbox!
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