Read all the way down to the bottom of this post for an opportunity to receive some bento goodies from me for signing Jamie Oliver’s petition! Wooo!
This week in bentos was…uninspired. I wasn’t feeling the creative lunch thing and I think it shows in these photos. Augie was sick, I wasn’t feeling so great myself and my husband was off at a conference most of the week so I was parenting solo.
The one bright spot is that the stickers I made to encourage Wyatt to try new foods have been working really well! He has happily been trying new foods and there has been significantly less whining and “yuck”ing at the table in the evenings. He doesn’t always end up eating the foods he tries, but I’m pretty happy with where we are right now.
OK, so here’s what the lunches looked like this week:
Wyatt’s snack box contained grapes, pita crackers and some deli ham roll-ups.
As usual, lunch and snack were combined in the laptop lunchbox on Tuesday. It had whole wheat pretzle sticks, half a banana, a little yellow tub with jam for spreading on a whole wheat bun, strawberries and grapes, baked tofu and some peas.
Augie’s lunch was leftover beef stew, green peas, grapes that I cut into quarters, strips of garlic naan and some chopped strawberries. In case you’re wondering, his day care provider heats things up for the kids, so he doesn’t have to eat a bunch of cold congealed stew.
On Wednesday, the Kindergartner’s lunch was ham roll-ups, a whole wheat bun and strawberries. My kids really like strawberries.
Snack was carrot sticks, a cherry tomato and garlic naan. As usual, he didn’t eat the veggies.
I took Augie to the doctor on Wednesday morning because he’d been acting weird since the weekend and he developed a rash all over his body while we were in the waiting room. Usually my kids magically get better when we pull into the pediatrician’s parking lot, so this was a totally crazy experience. The doctor ended up diagnosing him with roseola so we decided to skip daycare that day. (Sorry day care kids who we exposed on Tuesday! Hope you’re feeling OK!)
His lunch was packed up the night before, so he ate it at home. He very much enjoyed his rice, leftover curried chicken (bought pre-marinated at Trader Joe’s), peas and strawberries.
Wyatt’s lunch/snack combo was wagon wheel pasta in a lemon vinaigrette (new food! new food!), corn, strawberries, pretzel sticks, ham roll-ups and pretzel sticks rolled up in ham. Wooo!
Today’s snack was strawberries and a lemon scone with a really crappy Batman picture drawn on it with food markers.
Sign the Food Revolution Petition!
In other news, my obsession with Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution continues and today I’d like to encourage you to sign his petition. He’s planning to take it to the White House to show how much Americans care about what we’re feeding our kids in school — important since the Child Nutrition Act is up for renewal this year. Have you signed yet? If you’re reading this post I think it’s safe to assume that you might be just a wee bit interested in making sure American kids are eating healthy foods. It only takes a minute of your time. Click this badge to get there!
When you’re done come back and leave me a comment letting me know you signed. I’ll choose one random commenter from the list and send them a few bento goodies! I can’t tell you what they’ll be because I don’t have them, but I’ll pick up 3 or 4 things at Ichiban Kan or Daiso and send them off. (U.S. addresses only, please.)
Hey guys! Thanks so much to everyone who signed! I just drew a name and I’ve emailed the commenter so I’m going to close comments now. Of course, you can still go sign Jamie’s petition!