This post was sponsored by King’s Hawaiian as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Create Food Art With This King’s Hawaiian Back to School Lunch Idea!
My daughter Amelia just went back to school last week, and she has been having a blast making friends and doing art projects. I have never seen her so excited to get up early in the morning – she just can’t wait to get going to school! As you know if you’ve been a follower of my blog, one of my favorite hobbies is to create food art. One way I like to express my love to Amelia is by creating some food art for her to take along with her in her school lunch! At the end of the day, she loves to tell me about how excited she was to open her lunchbox to see it, and what her classmates thought. It’s one of the things we love to talk about on the drive home from school! The most recent piece of food art I created for her was a food art piece with a tropical aesthetic using King’s Hawaiian for a back to school lunch.
I used the King’s Hawaiian Mini Sub Rolls to create a sandwich with avocado, plant-based “turkey” (since we’re vegetarian), and cheese. I used a small, sharp knife to make cross-hatching on top, to make the roll look like a pineapple! The King’s Hawaiian Mini Sub Rolls were the perfect shape for that! Here’s the breakdown of how to recreate it:
- King’s Hawaiian Mini Sub Rolls
- Sugar snap peas
- Sandwich fixings of your choice
- Starfruit (banana, pineapple, or mango paired with a small star cookie cutter can be an alternative)
- Using a small sharp knife, cut a cross-hatching design on the top of your roll.
- Place sandwich ingredients on the base of your mini sub roll, then top it with the side designed to look like a pineapple.
- Place in your child’s lunchbox, topped with sugar snap peas to look like the top of a pineapple.
- Cut two strawberries into thin slices, and fan them to look like a flower. I used five slices per flower to represent Hawaii’s state flower, the hibiscus, which has five petals.
- I then placed a small slice of starfruit in the center of each strawberry “flower”. If starfruit is unavailable near you, you could also use a small star-shaped cookie cutter on any yellow fruit.
I loved utilizing the King’s Hawaiian Mini Sub Roll into Amelia’s school lunch, not only because it was the perfect shape for my Hawaiian-inspired food art, but I love the subtle sweet taste of the bread which can easily be paired with either sweet or savory toppings. My daughter loved how this one came out, and when she opened her lunch she said it looked like Hawaii! And of course, she thought the sandwich was delicious too! I can’t wait to use these rolls to create more food art throughout the school year!
You can visit King’s Hawaiian site here to get more back to school lunch ideas and recipes, plus find a store near you where you can purchase their products!