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What better way to help your child transition from the warm days of summer to the adventures of a new school year than by packing a healthy lunch inspired by the affable Olaf and his pal Sven?

Made with a white corn tortilla, this snowman sandwich is garnished with fresh veggies and complemented by pretzel “antlers.” For dessert, there are colorful fruit flowers reminiscent of the blossoms that delight Olaf during his dream of summer.

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Frozen Bento Box

Prep
20 min
Serves
1

Ingredients

  • Template
  • Parchment paper
  • Paper scissors
  • 1 (6-inch) white corn tortilla
  • 2 round pastry bag tips (3/4 and 3/8 inch)
  • Kitchen scissors and knife
  • 1 teaspoon low-fat whipped cream cheese
  • Pinch of celery salt
  • 1 medium black olive
  • Toothpick
  • 3 thin 2-inch celery curls
  • 2-inch long tip of a small carrot (cut in half lengthwise to create a flat base)
  • 2 regular-sized pretzels
  • Flower-shaped cookie cutters (1-1 3/4 inches)
  • Small slice of cantaloupe (1/2-inch thick)
  • Small slice of watermelon (1/2-inch thick)

Helpful Tip

Cutting should be done by an adult.

Directions

  1. Print out the template, and place the sheet atop a piece of parchment paper cut to the same size. Hold the printout and parchment paper together, and cut out the head and teeth shapes, snipping through both layers of paper at once. Use the parchment paper shapes to cut a sandwich top, a sandwich bottom, and teeth from the corn tortilla.

  2. Use the 3/4-inch wide pastry bag tip to cut eyeholes in the sandwich top, referring to the reference lines on the template for placement. Use the tip of a kitchen knife to cut the mouth lines and the line between the teeth.

  3. To assemble the sandwich, mix together the cream cheese and celery salt. Then spread the mixture on the sandwich bottom, making it a little thicker where the eyes will go, and reserving a tiny bit for attaching the facial features. Gently press the sandwich top in place.

  4. To complete the eyes, first slice the olive in half from top to bottom, and then use the 3/8-inch wide pastry bag tip to cut two “pupils” from one half. Position the pupils in the eye openings and gently press them down with the tip of a toothpick so the bottoms will stick to the cream cheese filling.

  5. Slice thin “eyebrow” strips from the remaining olive half and use a bit of cream cheese (applied with the toothpick) to stick them in place above the eyes. Next, tuck the top edge of the tortilla teeth under the upper lip so that the teeth rest on the lower lip. Use the toothpick to spread a little bit of cream cheese on the teeth if you like.

  6. For Olaf’s “hair,” tuck the bottoms of the celery curls between the sandwich layers at the top of Olaf’s head.

  7. For the nose, cut the carrot tip in half lengthwise to create a flat base. Then use more cream cheese to stick one of the halves in place atop the sandwich.

  8. To complement the sandwich, break the pretzels in half to loosely resemble Sven’s antlers.

  9. Finally, use the cookie cutters to cut several flower shapes from the melon slices. Cut out the centers with the 3/8-inch pastry bag tip, and fill them with contrasting melon circles cut out with the 3/4-inch pastry bag tip. (Note: making the circles slightly larger than the holes ensures that they will fit snuggly enough to stay in place.)

Posted 5 years Ago
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