The Week in Bentos: March 29 – April 2, 2010

by Wendy Copley on April 2, 2010


Kindergarten Snack #81: March 29, 2010

Monday’s kindergarten snack was mixed dried fruit from Trader Joe’s (this bag has cranberries, cherries and blueberries in it — both kids are nuts for it), multigrain crackers and a mandarin orange.


Kindergarten Bento #308: March 30, 2010

On Tuesday, Wyatt’s lunch/snack combo was: pita crackers, frozen corn, frozen strawberries, mandarin orange wedges and leftover shrimp from dinner the night before. I put the corn and strawberries in frozen and the strawberries got eaten, but the corn didn’t. Wyatt said it was too cold, but the berries were just right. Hmmmm….

Toddler Bento #7: March 30, 2010

Augie’s lunch was leftover Moroccan Fish Stew from Jamie’s Food Revolution (a book I plan to talk more about in the near future), couscous (under the stew), corn, strawberries and mango chunks.


Oh man. Wednesday morning I was in a bad way. I woke up at about 2 a.m. with a bout of food poisoning and was sick for several hours. I’ll skip the details and just say that I was super-exhausted and weak when it was time to get the kids ready for school. Zach — who was also exhausted from being woken up at 2 a.m. and kept up for several hours by a wife with food poisoning — got up with the kids, fed them, dressed them and packed them bento lunches. Now how cool is that? The other stuff is just regular old dad-duty, but he went above and beyond  by making them bentos. What a champ!

Kindergarten Bento #309: March 31, 2010

Wyatt’s lunch had tofu, banana chunks, an applesauce crusher, pita crackers and a bunch of farmer’s market strawberries.

Toddler Bento #8: March 31, 2010

Augie had diced chicken breast, waffles, strawberries and rice.


Kindergarten Bento #310: April 1, 2010

On Thursday, I packed leftover spaghetti with meat sauce in a thermos for Wyatt’s lunch. He also got juice, an apple-carrot crusher, strawberries and mandarin orange wedges. Technically, not a bento, but I’m sure you all will be cool with that.


I was running super late getting Wyatt to school today so I just threw a banana and an apple-carrot crusher in his lunch box. It happens.

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  • I have been following Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (the show) – firstly because Huntington, WV where the show was filmed is only about 30 miles from where I live (and I actually lived there when I went to college) but I got hooked by the actual content of the show. My son is nowhere near close to school age but I know that if school lunches don't change by the time he gets there, he'll definitely be “a bringer”. And after reading your blog for several months, I think the lunches I make him will be bento style for sure:-)

  • Gretchen

    I am anxious to hear more about Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Cookbook on your blog 🙂 I {heart} the show on Fridays!!!!

    Hope you are feeling better~I had food poisoning once and it is AWFUL!!!

  • SisterDiane

    That is what I call a Keeper Hubby! So sorry to hear you got hit with food poisoning – blecch.

  • This is crazy because as I've been watching Jamie Oliver's food Revolution, I've been thinking he should hire you to consult!!! And, now you just mentioned him! Too funny!

  • Christine

    I love your website! You do a great job balancing nutrition, color, and fun (to eat). I'm a little curious about the bananas though; how do you eat them when they're cut like that? Are they peeled like a regular banana? And won't the outsides brown?

  • cookcleancraft

    I've just discovered your blog and I love your bento boxes. You've given me so many ideas for feeding my little man (and I must admit, I've been in a bit of a rut). I love using the silicon cupcake pans to keep things separate. Thanks for the inspiration!

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