The (Late) Week in Bentos: November 7-11, 2011

by Wendy Copley on November 14, 2011

Wow! It’s been awhile since I posted my bento wrap-up on a Monday! Last week was one of those weeks where I felt lucky to get my kids fed, let alone take pictures of everything and blog about it. The pictures happened (by the skin of my teeth) but the blogging…not so much. I finally got my act together though, so here are last week’s lunches:



On Monday, Wyatt had leftover lemon garlic shrimp, raisins, a Twix that the cafeteria monitor didn’t allow him to eat, garlic naan cut into circle shapes and a boat-load of strawberries. This was all packed in the Laptop Lunch Box.



Tuesday he had strips of garlic naan, whole wheat pretzels, a clementine, raisins and leftover pork tenderloin from dinner. This lunch was packed in the Easy Lunchbox.


This is what his lunch box looked like when he came home. He’s still complaining that he’s not getting enough time to eat and he’s usually starving when he gets home, so I believe him.


Augie’s lunch was very similar to Wyatt’s: pretzels, raisins, clementines and turkey meatballs from the freezer.



On Wednesday, Augie had wheat crackers, soy cheese cut into car shapes (there is more cheese layered in with the crackers that you can’t see), chopped deli turkey, a half a banana, pretzels and some green beans leftover from Tuesday’s dinner.

I was running late in the morning, so I had Wyatt eat school lunch.



Augie’s lunch on Thursday was diced leftover chicken, a blueberry cereal bar, grapes and a half a banana.

Wyatt’ begged me for school lunch because it was pizza day, and since I didn’t feel like making lunches I gave in after about 3 seconds.



Augie’s lunch was packed in a single layer of the Lego bento box: grapes, baked tofu and garlic naan cut into little dude shapes.

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  • Keryn Ross

    Wait, why wouldn’t the cafeteria monitor let him eat the Twix?  No candy allowed in the lunchroom?  (That would be very odd, in my opinion.  If I put something in my children’s lunch, then I think they should be allowed to eat it.)

  • I’m right there with you, Keryn! I believe it’s a “no candy in the lunchroom” rule, but that’s never been an issue before. I send treats like candy and stuff so rarely that it’s really annoying when my kids don’t get to eat them. The new lunchroom monitor is stricter than the old one — to the point where it’s been a problem that’s been discussed at PTA meetings this year.

  • Amy Dyer

    Would it still have been caught if it weren’t in the wrapper? Just a thought… 😉

  • Erin

    Wow, that is strict!  Especially considering they probably allow Capri Suns and Lunchables and cookies… the rest of that lunch is extremely healthy, and doesn’t really negate a tiny Twix bar.  

  • Lalique

    Happy to be here from Turkey 🙂

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