If your kids are always “eating you out of house and home” then try making this clever and easy lunch box idea.
Sandwiched inside of a long metal pencil box is a row of healthy, home-shaped bites, with little broccoli trees to tickle their tastebuds. Guaranteed to bring a smile to your kid’s school lunch.
Gather lunch box items that lend themselves to being cut into house shapes.
I found this metal pencil box was the perfect size and shape for my row of houses.
Using the straight edge of a cookie cutter is a great way to cut the house shapes from your sandwich. It seals the edges and creates fewer crumbs.
Draw the door and windows using a black food coloring marker.
Use a block of cheese or string cheese sticks.
Try to use a fruit that isn’t too juicy. Don’t want to get your other houses soggy in the box.
I used Voortman wafer cookies, but any rectangular cookie would work.
Broccolini worked better for the trees than traditional broccoli — it’s thinner and the flower heads are less bulky.
You’re eating me out of house and home lunch box recipe
- Long skinny box, like a pencil box
- Any sandwich of your choice
- Chunk of cheese
- Voortman wafer cookies
- Black food coloring marker
- Start by selecting a long, skinny box with a lid — like a metal or plastic pencil box.
- Make a sandwich of your choice and cut it into house shapes, sized to fit inside your box.
- Add a crust chimney and draw the front door and windows with a food coloring marker.
- Cut a block of cheese into a house shape. Draw the front door and windows.
- Cut wedges of an apple into house shapes. Draw the door and windows. Add a chimney piece to the roof, if desired.
- Cut the cookie wafers into house shapes. Draw the doors and windows. Add chimney pieces to the roofs, if desired.
- Arrange the house-shaped foods inside the box and add long-stemmed broccolini for trees.