How to Make Your Kid’s Lunchbox Bloom

Buona Pappa via

Fun food will always make it easier for your kids to eat their lunch and dinner. Brighten up your kids’ next meal with one of the smart flower food ideas we hand-picked for you. We have everything from vegetable flower bouquets to apple roses, and of course, ham flowers. Enjoy these clever food hacks any time of the year with your family and friends!

1. Vegetable Flower Bouquet via Fork & Beans
This is the best hack to get the kids to eat and love crudites. All you need here is a knife or cute cookie cutter with a flower shape. Add a vinaigrette or any other favorite dressing your child loves so they can dip away.

Videos From Tinybeans

2. Tomato Tulips via OneLittleProject
What flower do you think of first when thinking about springtime? Tulips! Cherry tomato tulips are a fun idea for lunchboxes as you can use your kids’ favorite foods: cherry tomatoes and cream cheese. Use a mix of yellow and red tomatoes for an even more colorful composition.

3. Ham Flowers via
Maybe one of the most popular hacks, this ham flower is impressive when you see it but is so easy to make. You only need a knife and ham.

4. Strawberry Flowers via @making_lunches_fun
What about trying strawberry roses or strawberry tulips? The strawberry rose is a just a one-ingredient recipe requiring simple cutting skills to create petals one after the other. Strawberry tulips require 4-ingredients (cream cheese, powdered sugar, sour cream, fresh strawberries) and about 20-min. worth of prep time.

5. Rolled Up Fruit & Veggies via Buona Pappa
This hack has been replacing the strawberry rose in most of our kids’ lunch boxes lately and we understand why. It’s easy to roll up food and you can “twist” the recipe with any fruit or vegetable available.

Do you have a story you’d like to share with our readers? We’d love to hear it! Sign up to contribute your story on our Voices Network.

Teuko is the first platform that empowers families to simplify lunch packing. Using Teuko, they can find and share kid-approved lunchbox ideas, recipes, and tips, all in one place. Teuko is transforming the lunch packing experience by boosting inspiration and motivation week after week. 

Welcome to our Tinybeans family!
Be sure to check your email for new activities, recipes and parenting hacks – and to see if you’ve won!








Enter to Win a $250 Gift Card!

Enter your email and zip code below for a chance to win a Mastercard Gift Card. We’ll pick one winner per month through March 31, 2023 – 12 lucky winners in all!

I agree to the official rules and to receive email communications from Tinybeans. By providing my email address, I agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.