Growing up I was such a busy kid. From the moment I woke up until I went to bed there was always some fun to be had and so I always remember lunch as one of my favorite meals. Mostly the memorable lunches with my favorite peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I remember the hot summers as a kid my sister and I would sit outside with our pb&j and a cold glass of milk. When I think about my girls I also want to make sure they are creating lasting memories. Lunch os one of those meals that I get to have a lot of fun with and it’s something my girls also enjoy being involved in.
Teaching them to be resourceful and creative we enjoy creating things in the kitchen. With our girls headed back to school this week we wanted to create something special with our own heart shaped version of peanut butter and jelly. We also included some of our other favorite things like yogurt and berries. We shopped at our local Target and got our favorite Smucker’s and Jif products on Cartwheel for 5% off.
Heart Shaped Lunchbox IdeaIngredients –
- Smucker’s Natural Strawberry Fruit Spread
- Jif Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1/2 cup of Yogurt
- 2 Strawberries
- Lettuce and Tomatoes for small salad
We started first with the bread. Use different sized heart cookie cutters for this. You could do any shape of sandwhich though.
Then we started to cut out heart shapes. Spread the bottom break with the Smucker’s Natural Strawberry Fruit Spread and then the top layer with the Jif Natural Creamy Peanut Butter.
Then just top and serve along side some strawberry yogurt and berries. We just cut the strawberry to look like a heart and topped the yogurt.
Our girls also love salad so we topped a small salad with a cheese and cut out a heart she. It’s so simple and fresh and easy and fun. The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is totally unique and something my daughter enjoyed coming up with.
Remember right now you can save 5% off on your favorite Smucker’s and Jif products at Target!!!
What are your favorite memorable lunch ideas?
Lee Orlian says
Come on! This is so sweet and adorable! I’m going to prepare this for both of my daughters. They are going to love it!
Sarah L says
Such a fun, cute and memorable idea.
This is such an adorable idea for Valentine’s Day thank you for sharing this one.
Christy G. says
That is such a lovely idea. I’d like to try it myself. Thanks for posting!
Jessica Beard says
This looks like such a fun lunch. I’m going to make it for my kiddos.
My son eats a PB & J every single night! He would love if I served it to him in a heart shape- thanks for this great idea for Valentine’s day!
I love anything with hearts, and how adorable this is. It would be so nice as a surprise! I’d love to try it!
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
This is an adorable idea! Kids will surely get excited for lunchtime! Definitely trying this idea.
Now that’s what I call a PB&J sandwich with heart, such a clever idea. ! I think I’m going to make some for a midnite snack since I own all kinds of heart shaped cookie cutters.
Dawn McAlexander says
That is so sweet, it almost made me cry. I love your heart shaped lunch box idea. That really shows a mom who cares 🙂
This is such a great idea. My girls would love this for lunch. I just love all the hearts.
Lisa Bristol says
It is always fun to put a little surprise like this in the kids lunch box. I bought some edible markers so I can draw on their sandwiches.
Ann Bacciaglia says
I love to mix things up with the kids lunches. This is an adorable sandwich idea. My Daughter will love it.
Claudia Krusch says
This is such a cute lunch idea. I am always looking for ways to make the kids lunches a little special. I will have to try this for tomorrows lunch.
Liz Mays says
This is the cutest Valentine’s Day lunch idea ever! Everything looks delicious too. I love how you did the bread!
Ash Sears says
I guess I need to invest in a heart shaped cutter. My kids would love to see this surprise!
Sarah Bailey says
This is really super cute! With Valentine’s Day coming up this would be the perfect lunch for a little one.
Amy Desrosiers says
I think this is a really cute idea! i plan on making a PB & chocolate one like this soon for my girls.
What a fun idea for lunch. I love the strawberry hearts with the yogurt.
Pam Wattenbarger says
What a cute little themed lunchbox for Valentine’s Day! I loved making special lunches like this for my kids when they were younger.
Dana Rodriguez says
That is such a cute idea. This is perfect for Valentine’s Day!
This is a cute idea! I like to surprise my son with different things for lunch. I think I might try something like this for him.
Reesa Lewandowski says
If you cut into a shape, my kids will eat it. LOL! I love these ideas for Valentine’s Day! So cute! And your little chef looks like she had a lot of fun helping!
Julie Wood says
My daughter would go nuts over this lunch box idea. I want to make it for her and surprise her for Valentine’s Day. Your lunch box sure looks so pretty.
Janet W. says
This is such a cute idea to make a special lunch for my grandsons!
shelly peterson says
What a super cute and fun lunch idea! I love the heart cut outs.