This was a short week because of the 4th, so I only have three preschooler bento boxes to show this week.
One of my big new discoveries for lunch packing is that Wyatt loves this alphabet pasta. We’ve made it twice for dinner now and each time our meal has been a delight. He loves to show us each letter before he eats it and talk about what words start with the letter. This is a lovely change from the usual arguments and threats about him staying in his seat. So anyway, Tuesday I packed some leftover alphabet pasta, leftover carrots from dinner, a Laughing Cow cheese wedge and the last of the farmer’s market strawberries from last week.
Zach went to the farmer’s market Tuesday, so we had an embarrassment of riches as far as the berries go on Wednesday morning. I decided to load up the box with fresh strawberries, raspberries and a few frozen blueberries. There’s a PB&J sandwich man in there as well.
We didn’t do a proper run to the grocery store this week, and by Thursday we were running really low on lunch supplies. I ended up sending leftovers from our Wednesday night dinner: Mexican meatballs, leftover white rice shaped into heart and star shapes with onigiri molds and more farmer’s market stawberries. The lunch was a spectacular failure. Only a few of the strawberry chunks were missing when I opened his lunch box to clean it that night.