The Week in Bentos: May 27-31, 2013

by Wendy on May 31, 2013

We are sooooooo close to summer! So close! But school is still in session at the moment (one more week left) so I am still packing two lunches per day. Here’s what my boys had this week:

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Monday

No school on Monday because of Memorial day.

Tuesday

Preschool Mickey Bento #452

The fridge was pretty empty on Tuesday, so I had to raid the freezer and the pantry to feed the kids. Nothing wrong with that, though, right? That’s why I fill those babies up! Augie had grapes, dried cranberries, two little Mickey sandwiches filled with jam, snap peas, hummus (in the Lego box) and some frozen corn. This was packed in a Lock & Lock bento box.

Big Kid Yumbox Bento #765

It was Wyatt’s turn to take our new Yumbox out for a spin. I filled it with tiny jam sandwiches (you can barely see the jam, but I promise it’s in there), the last of the grapes, turkey meatballs from the freezer, corn and radishes. He recently decided he officially loves radishes and now eats them with gusto. Go figure!

Wednesday

Preschool Yumbox Bento #453

Augie’s turn for the Yumbox again! The kids are super into this box so they are taking turns bringing it to school. I’m not sure if they like it so much because they really think it’s cool or because it’s new, but there is some serious love going on for it at the moment.

This is what I put in it: berry yogurt, raspberries, blackberries, cucumber slices, hummus, wheat thins, and leftover citrus chicken from dinner the night before.

Big Kid Salami Sandwich Bento #766

Wyatt’s lunch was packed in the PlanetBox: raspberries, blackberries, cherries, carrots, black bean dip and a salami, cheddar, pesto and mayo sandwich on garlic naan flatbread.  As I mentioned last week, he made this sandwich up and I have to admit that it’s pretty rockin’. I had one for lunch myself on Wednesday, inspired by this photo.

Thursday

Augie was home sick Thursday, so no lunch for him.

3rd Grade Bento #767

Wyatt had a near repeat of his lunch from Wednesday but this time it was packed in a Laptop Lunches box: carrots and bean dip, Triscuits, cherries and his the same salami, cheese and pesto sandwich.

When he came home I noticed that he’d barely eaten any of his sandwich and when I told him I was surprised he very carefully explained to me that it wasn’t the same as the ones he makes because the pesto and mayonnaise were mixed together on my version, whereas when he makes them he puts only one of the spreads on each piece of bread. Gotcha. It’s a pleasure serving you, your royal highness.

Friday

Preschool Bento #454

Augie went back to school this morning and I packed his luncheon in the PlanetBox: leftover roasted chicken with alphabet picks spelling out his name, semi-circles of garlic naan, cucumber slices, hummus and strawberries.

3rd Grade Bento #768

Wyatt’s lunch was in the Yumbox: lemon yogurt, strawberries, carrots, black bean dip, cheese and wheat thins and leftover chicken. I gave him a little fork pick to eat the chicken too, but then as I was packing it in his lunch bag, I remembered the yogurt so I threw in a set of Lego flatware too.

Next week is the last week of school and I CAN’T WAIT! Woo hoo!


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  • Sara

    The link for the Lock & Lock says “no longer available.” Do you know if it’s not being made anymore or could be found somewhere else?

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

    Oh, I hadn’t realized it was out of stock. I’m afraid I don’t know if it’s available anywhere else.

  • LauraD

    I’m getting ready to send my one year old off to day care and am in search of a great lunchbox to pack healthy lunches in. I’m wondering if you can tell me what your favorite is?

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

    This is a tricky question because my favorite box depends on how much the kid eats, what sort of foods I’m packing, etc. I’ve just started using the Yumbox lunch box (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008OJJJEM/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B008OJJJEM&linkCode=as2&tag=wendolonia-20) and while I usually don’t like to recommend a box until I’ve used it for awhile, I’m loving it so far and it seems like it would be perfect for a toddler. The only hesitation I would have in recommending it at this point is if your little one likes to toss plates on the floor at this stage. If he/she does it would be a bummer to lose the whole lunch in one swoop.

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