Beat The Brown Bag Blues: 5 Angry Birds Lunches

April 01, 2016
Keeping lunch ideas fresh throughout the school year can be tough. Dial up the fun with these Angry Birds Movie inspired meals.

An A-List Lunch

Surprise your kids with a lunchtime recreation of “Red.” He’s easy to make: just top a crunchy red pepper with olives and cream cheese. Finish it off with some hummus and veggies, plus bird beak-shaped goodies (like chips or sliced pineapple).
Beat The Brown Bag Blues: 5 Angry Birds Lunches

Materials:

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 tsp cream cheese
  • Hummus
  • Black olives
  • Baby carrots
  • Baby corn
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Pineapple
  • Tortilla chips
  • Ziploc® brand Angry Birds bags

Directions:

  • 1 Cut three slots (two for eyebrows, one for beak) in the upper half of a bell pepper.
  • 2 Slice a black olive into 2 rings (for eyes) and use the remaining piece to form Red’s eyebrows.
  • 3 Cut the triangle beak from a carrot.
  • 4 Fill eyebrow slots with cream cheese and add two dots on the bell pepper skin for eyes. Attach the olive “eyebrows” and the carrot beak.
  • 5 Spoon hummus into an Extra Small Ziploc® brand container and place vegetables in Ziploc® brand Angry Birds bags.
  • 6 Place beak-shaped pineapple and tortilla chips in additional Ziploc® brand bags.
Place everything in square Ziploc® brand container for mess-free transport.
Beat The Brown Bag Blues: 5 Angry Birds Lunches

Everybody Loves Chuck

Send along this banana “Chuck” with tropical trail mix and yogurt topped with “bird seed” (it’s really just sunflower, pumpkin, and flax seeds).
Beat The Brown Bag Blues: 5 Angry Birds Lunches

Materials

  • Banana
  • Yogurt
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Flax seeds
  • Dried blueberries
  • Dried bananas
  • Coconut flakes
  • Dried mango
  • Cashews
  • Chocolate chips
  • Ziploc® brand Angry Birds bags

Directions:

  • 1 Use a Ziploc® brand Angry Birds bag as inspiration for Chuck’s expression. Then use a small knife to “draw” on banana (don’t worry if the lines seem light, they will darken by snack/lunchtime).
  • 2 Combine dried fruits to make trail mix. Combine nuts to make “bird seed”
  • 3 Then place in separate Ziploc® brand Angry Bird snack bags
  • 4 Spoon yogurt into extra small Ziploc® brand container
Pack everything into a Ziploc® container for a take along snack.
Beat The Brown Bag Blues: 5 Angry Birds Lunches

A Meal That Won’t Bomb

This cute lunch box is exploding with good-for you fruits and veggies. Not to mention one of your favorite Angry Birds characters.
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Materials:

  • Your favorite sandwich toppings
  • Avocado
  • Carrot
  • Black lentils
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cherries
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Ziploc® brand Angry Birds bags

Directions:

  • 1 Start with ½ of an avocado. Remove the skin with a sharp knife to create Bomb's belly and eyes.
  • 2 Make a small hole to insert beak.
  • 3 Slice a small carrot piece for the beak and cut eyebrows from the red bell pepper, attach both. Pipe cream cheese eyes using a Ziploc® brand bag with small hole in one corner. Attach black lentils or avocado skin pieces for pupils.
  • 4 Turn the avocado over and make a cross-hatch pattern so it's easier to eat (send along a spoon to scoop it out at lunchtime).
  • 5 Cut your favorite sandwich into squares and assemble in a Ziploc® brand container.
  • 6 Place pomegranate seeds and cherries into a “Bomb” themed Ziploc® brand Angry Birds bag.
Beat The Brown Bag Blues: 5 Angry Birds Lunches

This Little Piggy Went To Lunch

Bad Piggies turn deliciously good in this fruit and cheese snack box. Extra fun when you add a helmet, mustache or crown.
Beat The Brown Bag Blues: 5 Angry Birds Lunches

Materials:

  • Green apple
  • Carrot
  • Cheddar cheese (sliced)
  • Kiwi
  • Cucumber
  • Almonds
  • Mini chocolate chips or dried blueberries
  • Coconut flakes
  • Ziploc® brand Angry Birds bags

Directions:

  • 1 Cut a green apple in half and carefully remove the skin to form eyes, using chocolate chips for pupils. Draw a circle between the pig's eyes and carve out two holes inside of the circle to make a nose. Add a mouth at the bottom of the apple. Use coconut flakes to add small teeth.
  • 2 Cut two holes on top left-hand side of apple. Press almonds into the holes to make ears.
  • 3 Make crowns from cheddar cheese, mustaches from a carrot, and helmets from kiwi skin. Add to Ziploc® brand Angry Birds bags for piggy “accessories”.
  • 4 Slice a cucumber into sticks to form a little house to keep the apple in place.
  • 5 Bonus: Place unused fruits and veggies into a Ziploc® brand Angry Birds bag so that you can make an “angry” salad later on!
Beat The Brown Bag Blues: 5 Angry Birds Lunches

A Happy Nest

If your kid eats like a bird, they might love this adorable lunch. This cute and colorful nest is filled with egg-shaped snacks.
Beat The Brown Bag Blues: 5 Angry Birds Lunches

Materials:

  • Hardboiled egg
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Almonds
  • Green grapes
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Mini mozzarella balls
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Ziploc® brand Angry Birds bags

Directions:

  • 1 Use a knife to carve out space in a hard-boiled egg for a bird beak, eyes, and eyebrows.
  • 2 Press half of an almond into the egg to create the beak. Use sunflower seeds for eyes, coconut for eyelashes, and pumpkin seeds for hair.
  • 3 Snap pretzel sticks into small pieces and add to a muffin cup for a nest. Top with skinless almonds for eggs.
  • 4 Add mozzarella balls and grapes to Ziploc® brand Angry Birds bags.
  • 5 Place the hard-boiled egg bird into a Ziploc® container, add the h mozzarella and grapes, and place the nest. Fill the remaining space tightly with grape tomato “eggs” so everything stays put.
Beat The Brown Bag Blues: 5 Angry Birds Lunches