The Week in Bentos: May 24-28, 2010

by Wendy Copley on May 28, 2010

Monday:

We were super, super late for school on Monday, so I just threw a banana and a cup of yogurt in Wyatt’s lunch box. He ate neither.

Tuesday:

Kindergarten Bento #328: May 25, 2010

Food for the kindergartner was packed up in the OOTS Lunchbox on Tuesday. The main component was leftover sausage and tortellini soup and that went into the thermos. For snacks/sides, I packed watermelon chunks, flatbread wedges with ketchup and some strawberries. He also got some homemade raspberry lemonade that I made on Monday using this recipe from last summer.

Toddler Bento #21: May 25, 2010

Augie’s lunch for daycare had a pre-made onigiri rice ball (purchased in the freezer section at Trader Joes), turkey meatballs, “soycatash” (edamame, corn and pappers) and watermelon chunks.

Wednesday:

Kindergarten Bento #329: May 26, 2010

I wanted Wyatt’s lunch/snack for myself on Wednesday because it looked really yummy, if I do say so myself. It had: organic strawberry chunks, flatbread wedges with a touch of cinnamon sugar, a homemade lemon bar (I made them with Bakerella’s recipe), watermelon chunks, cheese tortellini (leftover from Monday’s soup), and chunks of pork tenderloin from dinner on Tuesday night. There was another container of that raspberry lemonade to go with it too.

And happily, it went over very well:

Kindergarten Bento #329: the aftermath

Toddler Bento #22: May 26, 2010

Augie’s lunch also had some of the pork and he got some of the pasta with olive oil and garlic we had as a side dish, too. I rounded out the lunch with cherries, strawberries and some peas.

Thursday:

Kindergarten Bento #330: May 27, 2010

Thursday I packed canned pineapple chunks (drained really well), cherries, more flatbread and some baked teriyaki tofu.

I wish I’d remembered to take a picture of this lunch when it came home because it was my comeuppance for the high consumption of Wednesday’s lunch. The only thing Wyatt ate was the tofu. He didn’t even take the lid of the compartment with the fruit! I ended up giving it to Augie who loves to finish Wyatt’s lunches.

Kindergarten Snack #98: May 27, 2010

Snack was very happily eaten, however, which was no surprise since I packed tortilla chips and spicy black bean dip. I also put an applesauce crusher in the lunchbox which he ate about half of.

Friday:

Kindergarten Snack #99: May 28, 2010

Today’s snack is a salami “rose”, some whole grain crackers and a good hand full of cherries.

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  • The lemon bars were scrumperific.

  • everything looks so delicious. hard to imagine any of it would return uneaten! can't wait to try some of these for my boys' lunch next week 🙂

  • Victoria

    Love the Bento Blogs – just testing out the comments!

  • Victoria

    And I love how the only thing Wyatt ate out of one of the lunches was the tofu! Are your kids for real? What kid passes up fruit for TOFU!?! Amazing!!!

  • I'm so glad you have lunches to pack for Augie now. More pretty lunches for us all to enjoy. So colorful and pretty!

    Do you make the spicy bean dip? Recipe? 🙂

  • It's from Trader Joes. I feel like that's always my answer!

  • Well if it makes you feel better, he won't eat chicken, mac and cheese, spaghetti-Os or soup. It's kind of a pain in the ass, really. 🙂

  • Connie Buckley

    I have been stalking your blog and just wanted to let you know that I look forward to your Bento post… so cute and inspiring to do fun stuff for my little one!

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  • Zoiell

    Wow! I love your food presentation. Where did you get all those cute, colorful plastic containers?

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