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An "Eggstra" Special Lunch

03 April 2012

This fall I made a fun lunch for my daughter at least once a month... however, as winter wore on and I anticipated the birth of my fourth child, both my energy and my creativity declined.

Now, with a 7 week old, I'm still lacking in the creativity department, and so, I need to seek inspiration from others. When I saw the "Egg-celent Lunch," on Dixie Delights, I knew that I had found the perfect inspiration for a lunch that would make my daughter feel "eggstra special."

The best part was that I didn't really need any special supplies (except plastic eggs) and I could use whatever lunch items I found in my pantry and fridge.

This lunch contains: strawberries, grapes, cashew butter and jelly sandwiches, chick peas, shredded carrots, ham, dates, raisins with pumpkin seeds, goldfish cookies, and heart shaped cereal. On the top of the carton I wrote, "An Eggstra Special Lunch for an Eggstra Special Girl."

My daughter loved her lunch. She said that EVERYONE loved her lunch. She said that even the principal loved her lunch.

She also said that I'm awesome... Maybe this will inspire me to get back on the fun lunch bandwagon. After all, it's not every day that your 7 year old tells you you're awesome :)


  1. This is great! Thanks for sharing and showing us uncreative folks a way to make someone feel a little special. It's amazing to see that everyone noticed and liked it! So nice to see how happy it made your daughter. I love the variety of food that you included.

    1. Thank you! I was happy to find the idea on Dixie Delights because it fun but so easy!! We had "Make your own salads" for dinner the night before so I had several extra "supplies" on hand.

  2. This is so creative n special! Love this! :)

  3. Awesome idea! My kids would love this - I think I will have to use some of my plastic eggs for this great lunch idea.

  4. Wonderful! I would have loved a lunch like this when I was a kid. Who am I kidding, I would also love it now.

  5. This is so great! Of course she called you awesome. It makes me wish I was young enough to get away with it, too--eating lunch out of plastic eggs, I mean, not calling you awesome.

  6. I love this. What kid wouldn't. I think I'll use this idea for the Easter party we are going to on Sunday.

  7. LOVE your idea -- and it's a great time for it!
    I might have to work this one in for tomorrow!

  8. now that's eggs-tra-special :) thanks for linking with kids in the kitchen!


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