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With little boys at home, it’s no surprise that Marvel superheroes are big around here. And one of our favorite ones is Captain America! After last week’s FROZEN school lunch, I thought I’d make one themed after one of our favorite superheroes.
Don’t worry, I kept the lunch easy by using ingredients we already had on hand. By just theming the food with coordinating colors, I was well on my way to a fun Captain America school lunch.
I layered tortilla, cheese and pepperoni, all cut out in star and shield (circle) shapes. Then I added grapes around the edges for a little blue color. Blueberries might work even better but my guys prefer grapes. And as pretty as I want it to be, I also want them to eat it!
Continuing with the colors scheme, I added a side of cut up strawberries in a blue silicone cupcake liner. With all the red, white and blue action, I had a great start on a Captain America inspired lunch!
To really step it up a notch, I added a fun Captain America lunch box note. I think adding a note really helps make any school lunch special. My boys love all the superheroes so I created a few more, 8 superhero lunch box notes in all. Six of them represent some of our favorite MARVEL superheroes like Captain America and Thor. I also included two blank notes so I could add down a custom superhero message on special days. Just click to download —-> Free Superhero Lunch Box Notes
The finishing touch was a MARVEL Chewy Granola Bar that I found at Target! There are 6 different wrappers in all: Captain America, Hulk, Spider Man, Iron Man, Black Widow, and Thor. Super Hero Snack bars are 40% bigger and packaging includes 4 collector cards – Hulk, Iron Man, Hawk Eye and Spider Man
A superhero themed school lunch is easy to pull off. Start by theming the food by color to fit your character, then add one or two extra special superhero things like I did!