The Week in Bento: June 1-4, 2010

by Wendy Copley on June 4, 2010

Can you believe my kid is still in school?? And we have another week to go! I’ve never heard of another school district that goes this far into June. Dare I say it? I’m getting ready for a break from daily lunch making.


No school Monday because of the holiday, so no bento box.


Kindergarten Bento #331: June 1, 2010

Back to school after a long weekend! Wyatt’s lunch/snacker combo had: garlic naan ketchup sandwiches cut into star shapes, whole wheat pretzel sticks, strawberries, peaches with sprinkles, grape tomatoes, a hard boiled egg pressed into a car shape with an egg mold (I blacked out the windows and tires with a food marker) and leftover chunks of chicken from our taco dinner the night before.

Toddler Bento #23: June 1, 2010

Augie’s panda lunchbox had a frozen onigiri rice ball (I really need to learn to make these myself!) a couple strawberries, frozen peas, grapes, chopped chicken tenders (I prepped some plain chicken while I was making the chicken for the tacos) and grape tomatoes.


Kindergarten Bento #332: June 2, 2010

I went crazy with the fruit at the farmer’s market on Tuesday so the kids’ lunchboxes were fully stocked with goodies on Wednesday. Half of Wyatt’s car-shaped bento box was filled with organic blueberries, raspberries and olallieberries (the first time I’ve ever seen them for sale). The other half had some turkey roll-ups and a few garlic naan stars.

Kindergarten Snack #100: June 2, 2010

Because his lunch was a little light, I made the snack a bit more substantial. It had salami, whole grain crackers, cheddar cheese and an organic plum. Wyatt doesn’t deal with the pits on stone fruit very well, so I sliced the plum in half and pulled the pit out so he would eat it.

Toddler Bento #24: June 2, 2010

The toddler’s lunch box had deli turkey rolls, rice shaped into a star and heart shapes with a rice mold, mixed veggies, berries and strips of garlic naan.


Kindergarten Bento #333:  June 3, 2010

On Thursday, Wyatt’s lunch was packed into the OOTS Lunchbox because I sent his Thermos filled with leftover spaghetti. We put some of our fancy hamburger into the sauce and it was so good that Wyatt asked for the leftovers for lunch. That practically never happens. I also sent some of the garlic naan that we can’t seem to escape this week, farmer’s market cherries and a sliced nectarine that I quickly dipped in aciduated water to keep it from browning.


Kindergarten Snack #101: June 4, 2010

Another snack box with lots of stuff in it: strawberries, whole grain crackers, cheddar cheese stars,  and a couple of turkey roll-ups.

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