Dempster’s Lunchbox Inspirations

Mini Lunches for my Mini Me’s

I’ve been honoured to be part of the Dempster’s Lunchbox Inspiration program. A place we can all go to when we hit that wall. You know the one, the “sandwiches for lunch again Mom?” wall. It’s a hard one to avoid!

I’ve been making lunches for my dear daughters for about 8 years now and think I have learned a few things along the way. Here is my best tip:

Try and keep it interesting. Every once in a while, I throw in an unexpected treat when they aren’t looking, or a little note written on a post-it, fancy paper or even their napkin, just to let them know I’m thinking about them.

This week I decided to try a new surprise. I took a smaller approach to lunch. Literally! I bought mini cucumbers, mini cup-cakes, little cheeses and created some mini sandwiches held together with tooth picks. For some reason, big kids love all things small!

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My mini me’s adored their little lunch. I already have requests for mini crackers and baby sized bread sticks. I’ll be adding this one to my list of favourite lunch time recipes.

Need some fresh lunchtime ideas to get you through the school year? Check out Dempster’s lunch box recipes here! Sometimes you just need a little inspiration to help get you out of that lunch time rut.

Thanks Dempster’s for inspiring me to get more creative with my children’s lunches!

Disclosure – I am participating in the Dempster’s Lunch Box Inspirations program by Mom Central Canada on behalf of Dempster’s Canada. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. Those are really cute! Elly would love something like this. I’ll have to keep it in mind.

  2. That is so darn cute…and I would love it if you or someone else could make me lil’ lunches.
    BTW: I can eat my weight in babybel cheese!!!

  3. LOVE IT.

    p.s will you be my Mom?

  4. Kids really do love little unexpected surprises. What a great resource for those kinds of treats!

  5. I used Pintrest to find lots of great lunch ideas.

  6. Forget the kids just loving the mini lunch items – I think it looks pretty darn great for an adult too 🙂

  7. Great idea! But I must admit, my kids new school has a hot lunch program and I am LOVING not having to pack lunches any more at all. 🙂

  8. Wow! I haven’t been by in awhile. Congratulations on branching out into another area – food! I will have to come back and read more about your “feeding the kids” ideas.

  9. what a great Mom you are.. Great lunch ideas.. Have a great night…

  10. Thanks for the link! Being a teacher I make my lunch for school everyday and am always looking for different ideas. I get so tired of salads and sandwiches.

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