The Week in Bentos: April 26-30, 2010

by Wendy Copley on April 30, 2010

Monday:

Kindergarten Snack #86: April 26, 2010

Can you believe it? I remembered to take a picture of a Monday snack! Wooo! This one had a slice of watermelon, some whole grain crackers and a clementine.

Tuesday:

Kindergartner Bento #317: April 27, 2010

Wyatt got a hot lunch in the thermos on Tuesday. You know how I’ve been sending him with those rice balls? Well, this morning he told me that he hates them! I have to admit that I was surprised because he’s a big rice-eater at home and I’ve been sending them in his lunch for years now and he’s never said a word. But it does explain why he rarely takes more than a bite out of them. I’m not always the sharpest tack in the box, I don’t think…

So anyway, he told me he does like warm rice so I heated one portion up in the microwave until it was piping hot and put it in his thermos along with some teriyaki pineapple meatballs. I also sent a slice of bread and some robot attack jam (in the little yellow box), as well as some strawberries and blueberries.

Oh, and for the record, he didn’t eat the rice. Furthermore, he was upset that his meatballs were touching the rice.

Toddler Bento #13: April 27, 2010

The toddler’s lunch box had diced, roasted chicken, veggie medley of corn, carrots, and green beans, rice, strawberries and blueberries.

Wednesday:

Kindergarten Bento #318: April 28, 2010

Wow! This was a really beige lunchbox! I didn’t really notice until I looked at this picture.

The lunch portion of this box had an apple cinnamon scone, clementines and baked tofu. The two snack boxes had an apple cereal bar, blueberries, cheddar cheese slices and pretzel sticks.

Toddler Bento #14: April 28, 2010

Augie’s lunch had flaked sauteed salmon leftover from Tuesday’s dinner, peas, a half a cinnamon apple scone and blueberries.

Thursday:

Kindergarten Bento #319: April 29, 2010

Thursday’s lunch and snacks repeated a lot of items from earlier in the week: clementine, whole wheat pretzel sticks, banana chunks, and corn and meatballs in the thermos. I had very specific instructions about leaving the rice out of the thermos and I had to show Wyatt the contents before he would let me close it up and put it in his lunch box. Sheesh!

Friday:

Kindergarten Snack #87: April 30, 2010

Friday’s snack was simple as can be — just some strawberries and a few pita crackers.

In other bento news, the Miami Herald published an article about bento boxes yesterday. They illustrated it with boxes made by some of my favorite bento artists (along with a few of my photos). It’s worth a minute of your time to check it out because it’s really quite lovely! You can see it here:

Let’s Go Bento!

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  • Karolien

    The watermelon looks so yummy, it's definitely my favourite fruit in the summer đŸ™‚ Do you chop a whole watermelon up ? It find it difficult to slice them properly…can you keep them fresh for a few days after they are sliced or not ?

  • That's so funny about the rice balls! I don't like it when my lunch looks too beige, but it looks all good to eat. That's when the greens come in handy! Lol!

  • Oh MY GushNess!!! I'm gushing all over your blog. I default to PB&J waaaaay to often for my kids lunches and I'm always wondering… for years I've been wondering… “What in the world are other moms feeding their kids at lunch time?” YOU are the answer to all my wondering. Years of wondering. And you do it in such a brilliantly, beautiful, creative, eye candy, kinda way! What kid wouldn't want to eat whatever you serve when you serve it in cupcake papers???!

    You deserve an award! I hope you get one soon.
    I'd love to do a post on my blog about your site featuring some of your lunches.
    Will you let me? Huh, huh, huh? Will you let me?

    Blessings
    Rachymommy – MommyTopics.com

  • Hi Rachymommy — I'm so happy you've found my obsessive documentation of my sons' lunches to be helpful. And I'd be thrilled if you wanted to write a post. All of my photos are licensed under a CC non-commercial license, so as long as you give me credit and link back to me it's fine to use them. Thanks for asking, though!

  • I usually buy the little watermelons and slice up a half at a time. I often cut it up in chunks, but if I'm feeling lazy, I just cut kid-sized slices. Either way, the watermelon keeps for several days in the fridge. Super yummy and easy for snacks or lunches.

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