The boys were back to camp this week, so I have more lunches to share. Whoop!

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Monday

We started Monday by packing little bits of this and that in our Yumbox Originals. Augie had strawberries, nectarine chunks, cucumber stars, turkey meatball chunks, a couple Starbursts and some Pirate’s Booty.

Wyatt also had strawberries, nectarines, Pirate’s Booty, meatballs, and Starbursts, but I swapped in radish slices for the cukes. His lunch was also packed in a Yumbox.

Tuesday

We had one of the kids’ favorites on Monday night — Hoisin Chicken — so they wanted the leftovers in their lunches on Tuesday. I packed two drumsticks into the largest compartment of our PlanetBox Rover for Augie, with a little foil wrapped around the ends to minimize messy fingers. He also had cucumber slices, watermelon chunks, blueberries and Fuji Apple and Raspberry Clusters.

The clusters were a sample that I received from the people at CVS and the kids are crazy for them. They are part of the new Gold Emblem Abound line of healthier for you products that CVS just added to their shelves. We’ve also sampled some nuts and organic mac and cheese and they’ve all been tasty and fit into the kinds of foods I like to give to my family. I also appreciate that their bright green packaging makes them easy to spot on the shelves when we visit the drug store.*

Wyatt also had leftover Hoisin Chicken, along with blueberries, apple and raspberry clusters, carrot coins and some bacon cheddar ranch dip. His lunch was packed in an EasyLunchboxes bento box.

Wednesday

Wednesday’s lunches were filled with summer favorites! Augie had corn on the cob, leftover pork chop, watermelon and a brownie. It was packed in a Bentology/Laptop Lunches box.

And again, Wyatt had almost the same thing: corn (cut off the cob to accommodate his braces), pork chop, farmers’ market strawberries and a brownie. His was also packed in a Bentology/Laptop Lunches box.

Thursday

We had a lot of pasta leftovers so Thursday the kids had hot lunch in thermoses for the first time in a long time. The pasta (macaroni, sausage and marinara) was packed in a Thermos food jar. It’s pretty filling, so I just gave him a few sides: watermelon and a Mott’s Fruity Roll. The fruit leather was another sample I received. They are tasty and the kids like them. Exactly what you would expect. (Find the spork here.)

Wyatt had the same thing, except I swapped the watermelon out for strawberries. His pasta was packed in our LunchBots thermal jar.

Friday

Goofy Star Wars PlanetBox Lunch

This morning TimeHop showed me a photo of the goofy Star Wars lunch I made for Augie one year ago today. When I showed it to the kids, we all giggled so much that we realized we had to recreate it for their lunches today. The most important part (and the source of the goofiness) are the Darth Vadar and Yoda sandwiches made with icing googly eyes. I cut the mouths with a crescent moon shape and filled these sandwiches with sunbutter and grape jelly. The rest of the lunch had Pirate’s Booty with a Darth Vadar ring, strawberries with a Storm Trooper, some hummus and sugar snap pea light sabres. The hummus was packed into one of the new PlanetBox Pods. Today is my first time trying one so we’ll see how it goes. The lunch was packed in a PlanetBox Rover.

Goofy Star Wars Yumbox Lunch

Wyatt had a really similar lunch but it was packed in a Yumbox Panino so the configuration was a little different. He also had sunbutter and jelly Star Wars sandwiches with icing googly eyes, strawberry light sabres, Darth Vadar Pirate’s Booty, snap peas and some bacon cheddar ranch dip. I wish I had this R2D2 thermal water bottle to go with these lunches. How cute is that?? Alas! I really don’t need another drink container!

Disclosure: I haven’t been paid to share info about CVS’s Gold Emblem Abound products with you, but I did receive samples and liked them enough to pass on a little info.
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The boys were back in day camp this week, so I have some lunches to share. I kind of wish I had something fun or cute to share, but apparently the word “lazy” applies to me as well as to the days of summer!
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Monday

Sunbutter and Jelly Twin Easylunchboxes

On Monday, I packed lunches in about 3 minutes flat! We were so late! How late were we? Pretty darn late. And in addition to helping the kids get out the door, I was also trying to help my husband get ready in time to catch another plane. Good times! When I need an easy lunch, I pull out our EasyLunchboxes. (It’s not just the name, it’s the truth!) The kids had strawberries, carrots (cut thin for the boy with the braces), snap peas for Wyatt, cukes for Augie, and a sunbutter and jelly sandwich for each of them. I also threw in a grape ZFruit for a treat after I took the photo.

Airplane Snack for Dad

Speaking of my husband and airplanes, I also packed him a snack to get him through to lunch time. He had strawberries, cheddar cheese slices, crackers and some carrots. This was packed in a single layer of our Bentgo box. Nice and simple!

Tuesday

The Last of Everything Yumbox Bento

This lunch looks pretty good, I admit, but there was a dark underbelly to it. Every item you see in this lunch box was the very last bit of that thing in the house. I desperately needed to go to the grocery store and I frankly can’t believe that I managed to find enough food for the kids’ lunches considering how empty our fridge was.For a minute I thought I might have to send them with pickle chips, barbecue sauce and some questionable sauerkraut, but a little digging and using things up helped me pull this off.

They boys had twin lunches packed into Yumbox Paninos: the last of the sunbutter and the last of the jam on the last four slices of bread (each kid got one of the heels), the last scraggly strawberries and blueberries, the end of the cucumber (Augie only) and the bottom of the bag of maple-rosemary sunflower seeds.

The struggle is real, people!

Wednesday

Terrific Leftovers in the Bentology Box

I have to admit it: I’m jealous of my kids’ lunches today! Most of what I packed was leftovers from our dinner last night, but there was only enough for their two lunches so I’m going to be scrounging in the fridge while they feast on blackberries, raspberries, a cheddar garlic bread stick, leftover corn that I cut off the cob and a couple of yogurt-pesto chicken drumsticks. They had the exact same lunches, both packed into our Bentology lunch boxes.

Thursday

Snacky Yumbox for Augie

On Thursday the boys requested snacky lunches, so I pulled out the Yumboxes. Augie had a half of a cheddar-garlic bread stick, strawberries, blueberries, ranch sunflower seeds (the new fad at camp), deli turkey roll-ups, and cucumber slices.

Snacky Yumbox for Wyatt

Wyatt had nearly the same lunch — half a cheddar-garlic bread stick, strawberries, blueberries, ranch sunflower seeds and deli turkey roll-ups — the only thing I swapped out for his lunch was radish slices.

Friday

Kid's Choice Bento with Sandwich, Berries and Cucumbers

When I asked the boys what they wanted in their lunch boxes, they both requested sunflower seed butter and grape jelly sandwiches. So easy! Thanks kids! In addition to the sandwich, Augie had blueberries and cucumber slices and I threw in a couple Starburts candies as a surprise. This was packed in a Yumbox Panino.

Kid's Choice Bento with Sandwich, Berries and Radishes

Wyatt had the sunflower butter and jelly sandwich, in a Yumbox Panino, along with blueberries, radish slices and his own Starbursts. I think I might have goofed there though. Now that I’m thinking clearly, I’m pretty sure those are a humongous no-no when you have braces. Gotta go! The Parenting Police just came to throw me in Mom Jail!


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