Happy July! Looking for a sweet snack or an easy bento to set out for the kiddos in celebration of the 4th? I have the perfect American flag food craft for you.
Chicken nuggets, blueberries, cherry tomatoes, egg whites from a hard-boiled egg, cashews, strawberries, a beef stick and long slices of cheese. This American flag food craft has a little bit of everything, all in red white and blue!
American Flag Food Fix: A Basic Bento
This American flag food craft was inspired by our partnership with Grocery Outlet. You've all heard me rave about Grocery Outlet before.
July is the month when food agencies traditionally experience the greatest need, when kids are home from school and support is low as families are busy with vacation. Grocery Outlet raises support every year at this time with their “Independence from Hunger” campaign. Each Grocery Outlet store teams up with a local agency to send 100% of donations directly into their community.
So go to your local Grocery Outlet, stock up and celebrate with a festive bento while helping out the hungry in your own town. You can buy specially-marked food items to donate directly, pick up a pre-made bag filled with items that your community needs, or make a cash donation directly at the register.
At the same time, you'll be helping out the hungry in your home. My kids require a constant stream of snacks in the summertime. All of our beach and poolside activity requires protein, veggies and fruit which are carefully packed into this bento. If your kids have trouble seeing the American flag food form taking shape, just tell the to squint a bit. It's TOTALLY there, and in a much healthier form than the sweets that festive American flag food crafts are usually served in.
Don't forget to pin this American flag food craft to share with friends or refer back to for later!