The Week in Bentos: May 9-13, 2011

by Wendy Copley on May 17, 2011

I’m coming at you with this post a little later than I would like. Last Friday, I had all my photos set to go but when it was time to sit down and put the weekly lunch post together, I just couldn’t muster any enthusiasm.  I’m so ready for the school year to be over and for our family to shake up our routine a little (but at the same time I’m also dreading it!) I definitely have a case of the lunch doldrums.

Monday

First Grade Bento #448

Monday’s lunch for Wyatt was strawberries, a couple chunks of cantaloupe, a hot dog bun, rice crackers and some sliced salami. That looks like a ton of salami, but it’s really just 6 or 7 slices that are folded up. The hot dog bun was leftover from a barbecue we hosted on Saturday. You will see a lot of hot dog buns in this post.

Tuesday

Toddler Bento #111

On Tuesday Augie’s lunch was leftover pasta, Trader Joe’s soycatash, and some chopped up turkey meatballs. The pasta is whole wheat and it’s in the shape of zoo animals — elephants, monkeys, hippos, lions, giraffes. Hecka cute! The kids were crazy for it and they didn’t even notice that it was whole wheat which was nice because normally that is a big point of contention. I got it at a regional grocery store called Fresh and Easy that is quite a long drive from my house so I probably won’t get my hands on any more any time soon. Next time I’m there I’ll stock up!

First Grade Bento #449

Wyatt’s lunch had another hot dog bun (whole wheat this time), strawberries, garlic shrimp, pretzel nuggets and a chunk of apple. My husband brought the shrimp home from a fancy work party he’d attended the night before. I gave Wyatt one to taste to see if he wanted them in his lunch and he liked them so much that he ate a huge serving for breakfast. Tough life for a six-year-old, don’t you think?

Wednesday

Toddler Bento #112

We’re finally starting to get cherries at our local farmers market! Yay! Stone fruits are my favorite. I packed some pitted cherries for Augie (if I don’t pit them, he swallows the stones!) along with a frozen rice ball, frozen mixed veggies (his babysitter heats them), and more meatball chunks.

Wyatt had school lunch.

Thursday

First Grade Bento #450

On Thusday, Wyatt had yet another hotdog bun, more strawberries, baked tofu that I cut into strips and some pretzel sticks.

Friday

First Grade Bento #451

Finally, I cut loose a little with Friday’s lunch. “Cut loose?”, you say. Why yes — I packed potato chips in Wyatt’s lunch!

Wooo! Don’t tell the lunch police!

He also consumed the Dark Side — rather than allowing the Dark Side to consume him! — with some Star Wars ham sandwiches. Grapes and strawberries rounded out the meal.


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  • Lexi

    Thanks for the inspiration! I have one boy who will eat pretty much anything and two fussy eaters (who don’t like/dislike the same things)  Lunches are a mostly a chore at this point but you’ve given me some great ideas :). Bring on the holidays!

  • Andrea Facio

    Great lunches! I think its perfectly fine to add a treat on occasion (the chips!) I try to teach my kids that some things are treats and its ok to have them, just not all the time. My 4 year old also LOVES shrimp so it was fun to see that in another kid’s lunch. I know what you mean about the animal pasta and having to stock up, our Trader Joe’s is 45 min away so there are certain things I stock up on when we go up there. There also happens to be an awesome park around the corner so that’s a fave day trip for us. If you have a minute, I’d love for you to stop by my blog. I just started packing more fun snacks and lunches and you were one of my biggest inspirations!

    http://andrea-learn-something-new.blogspot.com/2011/05/fun-with-lunch-snacks.html

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