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Dinosaur Lunch

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Lunchtime can be an adventure for little minds. Get creative with a set of cookie cutters and plating and watch kids gobble up their lunch.

For this Dinosaur Lunch, we serve our dino sandwiches alongside broccoli (trees!), Ranch for dipping and fresh clementines and strawberries

Nutrition Tip: A little bit of ranch dressing goes a long way. Kids love to dip, so try a dollop of ranch or two next time you want them to eat their greens, like broccoli.

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Dinosaur Lunch

Dinosaur Lunch

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1 clementine
  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons lowfat Ranch dressing


  1. Mash banana and mix with peanut butter. Spread onto one slice of bread and top with other slice. Use a dinosaur cookie cutter to cut sandwich.
  2. Arrange lunch with clementine for sun, broccoli for trees/grass and ranch for clouds.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 451Total Fat: 25gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 541mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 8gSugar: 23gProtein: 12g

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Trish James

About the Author

Trish James

Trish is a grocery industry veteran of 15 years, specifically in the produce industry for nine, working alongside health-conscious brands. Trish is the mom of two very active boys and passionate about helping others, especially in her community, which is why she appreciates the work we do at Produce for Kids. She can be found volunteering weekly at her local food bank. Trish loves providing useful, relevant, and realistic resources to Produce for Kids followers – no parent-shaming, just inspiring new habits and celebrating wins. Find her regular contributions on the Produce for Kids Blog.

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