The Week in Bentos: October 29 – November 2, 2012

by Wendy Copley on November 7, 2012

Hi! Remember me? Your friendly neighborhood bento blogger? Things have been hectic in my house lately and last week I just forgot to post our lunches!

Ah well, I’ve got them now! Here’s what happened waaaaay back at the end of October and the beginning of November:

Monday

Preschooler Bento #352

Augie’s Monday lunch was packed up in the LunchBots Trio: strawberries, grapes, crackers and salami.

Third Grade Bento #673

Wyatt’s lunch held a pumpkin muffin, a few grapes, strawberries, home made pita chips, a hot dog, ketchup (in the Lego box) and a fried egg gummy. This lunch was packed in our PlanetBox.

Tuesday

Preschooler Bento #353

On Tuesday I packed the boys the exact same lunch, just arranged a bit differently. Kind of fun to see two identical lunches that look so different. Augie’s was packed in a single layer of our monbento bento box: whole wheat crackers, salami, apple chunks, grapes and tomatoes packed in a new little car-shaped silicone cup that I found at Daiso.

Third Grade Bento #674

And here’s the version I packed for Wyatt! His included another cute little silicone cup shaped like a pea pod. I was skirting the edges of too cute with the cup, but I decided to risk it.

Wednesday

Preschool Halloween Bento Box #354

Wednesday was Halloween (remember Halloween?) so I made the boys spooky lunches. Augie had turkey meatballs from the freezer, cucumbers cut into pumpkin shapes, a jack-o-lantern pb&j sandwich (with little bones sprinkled around it), a mandarin orange and grapes. I also threw in some cheap spider rings for good measure.

Big Kid Halloween Bento #675

Wyatt had Cheez-its, meatballs (including one stabbed with a cookie knife), Halloween chips, grapes on a skeleton pic and a mandarin orange decorated to look like a jack-o-lantern with food-safe markers. (I recently switched from using Foodoodlers brand to using Americolor and so far I couldn’t be happier with that decision.)

Thursday

Preschooler Panda Bento #355

We all had a candy hangover and I was super rushed on Thursday, so I threw together this make-shift panda lunch as fast as I could. He had grape tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, snap peas, pretzel sticks and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that I cut and stamped with our CuteZcute animal cutting kit.

Wyatt had to eat school lunch because I couldn’t get his lunch together in time.

Friday

Preschool Bento #356

On Friday, Augie had a simple lunch that was reminiscent of Wyatt’s lunches at the same age: salami, apple chunks, cucumber slices and mini-peanut butter sandwich crackers.

Big Kid Bento #676

Wyatt picked every item in his lunch on Friday and even specifically selected the Laptop Lunches box he wanted it packed in (I did insist that he choose at least one fruit or veggie though). He had Pirate’s Booty, a Laughing Cow cheese wedge, yogurt pretzels, an apple cut into chunks and half a jelly sandwich.  He ate every single bite, too!


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  • http://twitter.com/GlorysMischief Glory’s Mischief

    I love how mouth watering your photos are. I don’t know how you do it. Great looking lunches.

  • http://www.wendolonia.com/blog wcopley

    Thank you, Glory!

  • http://www.facebook.com/vera.latreille Vera Latreille

    Such great looking lunches!

  • Lisa C.

    Whew! I read every week, but have never commented. Glad to hear you were just busy, was starting to worry that you were all sick! Thanks for sharing your lunches. With four kids, it is one of my least favorite tasks, you inspire me to pack healthier!

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