Sometimes you need to throw caution to the wind.
Live a little, love a lot.
Eat sugar sprinkles.
Sushi, fruit, yogurt and healthy sandwiches are great lunch box staples for the kids, but sometimes I like to sneak in a surprise treat like these Christmas sprinkle sandwiches# with a happy note.
When I was growing up we used to call this type of sugar sprinkle sandwich fairy bread and it was a party staple.
I'm sure you don't need the instructions on how to make them but I'll share anyway :)
Take super fresh white bread. Spread with butter, sprinkle one half with sugar sprinkles (non-pariels), cut out a cute Christmas Tree shape on the other half and then press together firmly.
If you don't have green sprinkles don't worry, just use whatever you have handy.
Use a sharp knife to remove crusts (this is an essential step with fairy bread).
Write a note and slip it in the lunchbox with your sprinkly treat.
I used ejector Christmas Tree cutters which came in a set but you can just use regular mini tin cutters, it will work out just the same.
# If you just can't bring yourself to feed your kids sugar for lunch don't despair. Low fat cream cheese spread and sprouts will look awesomely fun too :)
Linda Vandermeer is the author of Sweets on a Stick: More than 150 Kid Friendly recipes for cakes, candies, cookies and pies on the go. You can pick it up at all good online book shops including these shops: