The Week in Bentos: January 7-11, 2013

by Wendy on January 11, 2013

We are officially back in the swing of things and I have a full week of lunches for both kids to share today. Read on:

Monday

We were running super late on Monday so Wyatt had school lunch (despite the fact that I packed half his lunch the night before!).

Tuesday

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We had a little bit of a squirrel thing going on with Augie’s lunch on Tuesday. He had carrot sticks, ham roll-ups on super cute animal picks (including a squirrel and acorn), grapes, a little bit of coconut lime banana bread, cucumber slices and some garlic naan with squirrel cut-outs on top. This was packed in our Lunchbots Trio.

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Wyatt got the lunch I started packing for him Sunday night: garlic naan cut into circles (the scraps are underneath), sliced apples, a couple jube jelly hearts, green grapes and leftover taco meat with cheese. Normally I give him chips when I send taco leftovers so he can just scoop it up, but I forgot to buy chips when I went to the store. Poor Wyatt. This was packed in our Laptop Lunches box.

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And this is what came home! Almost everything.  From comparing the photos, I think he had one piece of bread and a little bit of the turkey. No fruit. He also ate the candy, of course. I wish I’d taken an after shot of all of his lunches this week  so I could show you how he barely ate anything. Sometimes I think that kid survives on air!

Wednesday

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Wednesday, Augie had grapes, mini saltines, carrot coins, hummus (in the rainbow box) and leftover chicken cutlets with all the breading picked off. The breading was not a hit with the kids.

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Wyatt’s lunch was packed in the PlanetBox: apple slices, dried cranberries, rice crackers in a peapod cup, grapes, a cinnamon bagel with cream cheese and leftover chicken and a few mini M&M’s leftover from Christmas. I also included a mini-fork for him to eat the chicken with, but the M&M’s slid down into the chicken compartment in transit and got chocolate all over the meat so he didn’t eat any of it.

Thursday

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Thursday, the boys had nearly identical lunches food-wise: carrot coins, baked teriyaki tofu, hummus (in a Lego cup), apples, grapes and mini saltines.

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The only changes I made for Wyatt’s lunch were the box I packed it in (he had a cool Lego-shaped bento), the way I arranged the food and I swapped out the hummus for ranch dressing.

Friday

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Today, Augie had turkey meatballs, cucumber spears, hummus, a couple apple chunks, a sealed PB&J made with our panda sandwich cutter/stamper, and a few grapes.

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Wyatt had apples, grapes, meatballs with ketchup for dipping and a boring rectangular jam sandwich.


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  • Karen

    Maybe your Wyatt secretly eats half the food my boy (tall and thin) packs away. He eats much more than I do most days… and he’s only 11.

    That banana bread sounds FABULOUS!!! I’m definitely going to have to try it.

  • Madde

    Oh what inspiration .-)

  • Sarah

    Love the squirrel picks! Do you heat up the taco meat before packing?

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

    No, he’s happy eating the meat cold so I don’t worry about it.

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