Bento Lunches Jan. 27 - Feb. 6 - Valentine Style
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January 27, 2014
I try to get my Monday lunch packed on Sunday night because Mondays are hard enough. This lunch was kind of thrown together, but it worked I think. All packed in the Laptop Lunch. He had leftover turkey sausage with ketchup for dipping, baby carrots, pop chips, grapes and apple slices. I threw a few little animal forks in to brighten it up a bit.
January 28, 2014
This was a silly little lunch for Andrew. He had ham roll-ups and raspberries packed in a little star cup with a few Cheerios on the bottom layer and an orange, star shaped naan and a few carrots on the top layer. I added an eye pick to the orange and he thought it was hysterical. :)
Caroline's lunch was cute and simple packed in the lock&lock box. She had cheerios and ham roll-ups, flower shaped naan and raspberries. I used two silicone cups for color, a little strawberry baran and flower picks in the raspberries.
January 30, 2014
Caroline's lunch was packed in the two-tier frog box. She had a turkey dog, but asked for a pig pick and I had to laugh at the irony. :) She also had yogurt melts, mozzarella cheese, raspberries, cheerios, and yogurt covered pretzels. The raspberries were packed in my new favorite flower cups and the hot dog was packed in a heart shaped cup.
Andrew's lunch was more clearly Valentine's themed with its heart sandwich and strawberries. It was packed in our PlanetBox. With the hearts he also had celery with peanut butter for dipping, an orange in an orange cup and mozzarella on another heart pick. The hearts on the sandwich are just a cut out fruit strip, stuck down with a little bit of cream cheese.
February 3, 2014
Apples seem to be my go-to Monday fruit. We've always burned through our other fresh fruit by Monday, and apples last a long time so they're a great option. I slice them and then soak them in a little bit of water with lemon juice and they stay crisp and not brown until lunchtime. The kids always eat them.
Along with the apples Andrew had peanut butter cracker sandwiches, popcorn, ham roll-ups, and celery with ranch dressing for dipping. The robot picks were a fun little addition to this lunch packed in the Laptop lunchbox.
February 4, 2014
Caroline's lunch didn't turn out very pretty, but she was so excited about it. She had turkey sandwiches stamped with Hello Kitty, heart shaped cheese under crackers, raspberries, goldfish, yogurt and a little heart gummy treat.
Andrew's lunch was packed in the stacking Lego box. He had turkey transportation sandwiches, blackberries in a flower cup, tiny kishu oranges, a cereal bar and a heart gummy treat. I used a little baran strip to keep the oranges away from the cereal bar.
February 6, 2013
This lunch for Andrew was a total fail. He ate the sandwich, pretzels and cheerios and left the blueberries and carrots...he almost never does that! The carrots weren't very sweet, but still...I was surprised.
The PB&J was decorated with a little bunny baran (using a dab of cream cheese to help it stick) and the blueberries were packed in a heart cup with a waving pink fox. The whole thing was packed in the Lego Box with a mini Lego block inside.
But Caroline's lunch was SO cute and she loved it, so that almost made up for Andrew's bad news. Her lunch was packed in an Easy Lunchbox and they are truly easy. Her little bear sandwich was cut and stamped with the CuteZcute cutter. I added heart shaped cheese and cheerios, both in heart cups and heart shaped strawberries with a Love pick. Adorable! She was so excited about this lunch and that's what it's all about. :)