I’m back from my fun weekend in New York and therefore, back to reality. Here are the boys’ bentos for this week:
I was not feeling creative on Monday at all, so Wyatt’s day camp snack was super simple: strawberries and a crescent roll. I was going to jazz it up just a little by putting jam in for the roll, but Wyatt was adamantly opposed, so we didn’t even get that excitement.
On Tuesday, August had peas, steamed carrots and some chopped turkey meatballs that I pulled from the freezer and reheated in the microwave. I also included some leftover spaghetti that I tossed with a little olive oil and garlic salt after I took this photo.
Wyatt’s snack was strawberries, snap peas and some flat bread that I spread with a little butter, sprinkled with garlic salt and toasted in the toaster oven.
On Wednesday the toddler’s lunch had leftover corn on the cob (that I cut off the cob), leftover chicken from dinner the night before, cantaloupe chunks and garlic flatbread (like his brother’s from Tuesday.
Wyatt didn’t have a snack box on Wednesday because I pulled him out of camp to take him to Six Flags for the day. I kept it a secret until we got there by telling him we were going to “a really nice library.” When we turned the corner and he could see the park for the first time, he asked “MOM? Are we going there??” I laughed and told him that we were, and I hope he didn’t mind me tricking him so he could have a nice surprise. Still totally stunned he said, “Oh my gosh, Mom! I’ve never been to a library with roller coasters before!!” Ha! His nutritious snacks for the day included a Starburst popsicle and blue cotton candy.
Wyatt’s day camp snack on Thursday was blueberries, and turkey and cheese roll-ups.
I broke the cardinal rule of bento box packing with this snack: I didn’t pack the box tightly with food. When Wyatt opens this up later everything will be mixed together, but you know what? He totally won’t care. So…eh…whatever. I packed a stack of fake Triscuits with cheese stars on each layer and a cup of blueberries. Everything I thought up to put in those big empty spaces was given a thumbs down by my 5yo, so I finally just gave up and put the lid on the box. Life goes on.
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