The Week in Bentos: February 27 – March 2, 2012

by Wendy on March 2, 2012

Good morning and welcome to my kids’ week in bento boxes! Let’s get to it:

Monday

2nd Grader Bento #559

Monday, I packed Wyatt’s lunch into our good old Laptop Lunch box: strawberries, rainbow goldfish crackers, grapes and turkey sandwiches cut to look like Darth Vader and Boba Fett with our Star Wars cookie cutters.

Tuesday

Preschooler Bento #234

On Tuesday, Augie had PB&J circle sandwiches, a couple of strawberries to fill the gaps, blueberries and frozen mixed veggies.

Wednesday

Preschooler Bento #235

Wednesday’s lunch for my cutie patootie preschooler was strawberries, carrot sticks, turkey strips and homemade garlic naan (made with this recipe).

2nd Grader Bento #560

Wyatt’s lunch was packed in the Easy Lunchbox: leftover chunks of chicken from Wednesday’s dinner, strips of naan, blueberries and strawberries.

Thursday

Preschooler Bento #236

Thursday I made rice balls for Augie with our dinner leftovers using this new mold. In the morning I punched some faces out of nori with my face punches and adhered them to the rice by wetting the rice ball a little and placing the nori on top. It’s a simple technique if you have the equipment, but Augie was totally thrilled by it and even talked about it when he got home from school. I also added frozen peas, turkey meatballs and a few strawberries.

2nd Grader Bento #561

Wyatt had a cheese stick, the last of the naan, meatballs, goldfish crackers and strawberries.

Friday

Preschool Bento #237

Today I made the kids the kind of lunch I’d like to eat myself! Augie had strawberries, grapes, wheat crackers, soy cheese bears, deli turkey roll-ups and a chunk of apple.

Second Grader Bento #562

Wyatt’s lunch was nearly identical, but he had real cheddar and a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese. He specifically requested that I not cut his cheese into shapes, so he has boring old rectangles.


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  • http://www.sueleigh.wordpress.com/ Sue-Leigh

    I love those face punches! ^^

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