RECIPE: Sesame Street Lunchbox

A colourful lunchbox to delight your little ones
ByJasmine BandaliMonday , 08 September 2014
RECIPE: Sesame Street Lunchbox

INGREDIENTS
½ red apple
1 slice Cheddar cheese
2 balls fresh mozzarella cheese
2 pieces whole-wheat bread
1 sheet nori (dried seaweed)
Tuna (or other sandwich meat)
1 serving of plain Greek yoghurt
A drizzle of honey
Cookie crumbs (if desired)
2 yoghurt-covered raisins
Celery Sticks
Peanut Butter
2 baby carrots
2 pieces of pineapple, cut into small pieces
Letter- and number-shaped organic cookies or crackers
Broccoli
Fat-free cream cheese
1 pretzel stick
Black and blue food colouring

METHOD
1 Tint the Greek yoghurt blue with a little food colouring and spoon into small round container.
2 Draw eyes on the yoghurt-covered raisins, using black food colouring or a food colouring marker.
3 Place the raisins in the yoghurt as shown.
4 Sprinkle a very small amount of cookie crumbs around mouth area.
5 Drizzle the honey to the outer rim of the container to add flavour.
6 To create Elmo, shape the red apple slightly to make room for the eyes and shape of his head.
7 Cut the eyes and mouth out of the nori.
8 Put the nori circles on the fresh mozzarella balls.
9 Attach them to the apple using a toothpick in each one.
10 Cut out a circle of Cheddar cheese for the nose.
11 Make a small sandwich out of whole-wheat bread and tuna or other sandwich meat.
12 Cut out a fish shape from Cheddar cheese to make Elmo’s goldfish, Dorothy, and place on top of the sandwich.
13 Place celery sticks in background of the container and set Elmo’s face and sandwich on top.  
14 Place a piece of broccoli in a round container.
15 Make two eyes from cream cheese, and add a dot of black food colouring in the middle to make Oscar the Grouch.
16 Stick two pieces of pretzel sticks on for the eyebrows.  
17 Oscar’s worm, Slimy, is made from pieces of pineapple and baby carrots threaded on toothpicks or bamboo skewers Draw a face on if desired.
18 Finish by using letter- and number-shaped crackers or cookies.

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