The Week in Bentos: September 23-27, 2013

by Wendy Copley on September 27, 2013

Here are this week’s lunches. The boys were in synch this week, so you’ll see a few duplicates down below.

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Monday

4th Grader Bento #799

Wyatt started the week off with this Batman lunch: strawberries, goldfish crackers in a square silicone cup, grapes and deli ham roll-ups on a Batman pick (found on clearance at Target a couple months ago). This was packed in our LunchBots Trio.

Preschool Bento #509

Augie also had deli ham roll-ups along with goldfish, grapes, cucumber slices, dried cranberries and a car cup filled with yogurt raisins. I packed this in our school bus bento box.

Tuesday

4th Grader Pizza-dilla Bento #800

Last week, one of Wyatt’s friends brought a pizza quesadilla in his lunch and Wyatt completely flipped out over how wonderful, fun and delicious it was. He asked if I could make him one for his lunch and I had to laugh because I’d bookmarked that exact recipe as one to try in Weelicious Lunches only a few days before! I picked up the ingredients at the store on Monday — tortillas, grated mozzarella, tomato sauce and mini pepperonis — and quickly heated it up as I made breakfast and packed the other elements in the lunch boxes on Tuesday. After letting it cool completely, I packed it into an EasyLunchboxes box along with goldfish crackers and strawberries.

Preschool Pizza-dilla Bento #510

When Augie saw what Wyatt was having, he wanted one in his lunch too, so I packed one for him in the PlanetBox. He also had goldfish, dried cranberries, strawberries, grapes, cucumber slices, and yogurt raisins.

And if you’re wondering… YES! The kids eat the quesadillas cold at lunch time. They both loved them and came home with empty lunch boxes.

Wednesday

Preschool Bento #511

On Wednesday, both boys had leftover pasta sent in our thermal jars. I didn’t take a photo of the pasta, but I also  sent goldfish crackers and grapes on the side for each of them so here is a picture of those.

Thursday

Big Kid Bento #801

I think I set a new record this week, because not only did the boys eat the same lunch once (extremely rare) they did it TWICE! Wyatt wanted another one of those pizza quesadillas so I packed one along with a homemade pumpkin muffin, and some apple slices. It looked boring after I packed it, so I decided to give it some fall festiveness with a couple of scarecrow and squirrel picks.

Preschool Bento #512

And here is Augie’s identical lunch! He got space robots in his.

Friday

Big Kid Chicken Nuggets Bento #802

Today, Wyatt had seaweed snacks, homemade chicken nuggets (recipe coming Monday), strawberries, carrots and parmesan goldfish crackers in the PlanetBox.

Preschooler Bento #513

I packed Augie’s lunch in the Yumbox: berries, cucumbers, carrots, hummus, a pumpkin muffin with a Mickey Mouse pick and salami.


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  • Cristi-Lael

    I just want to thank you for this blog. I’ve been lurking on here for a few weeks and really enjoying seeing what you do with your kids’ lunches. I have two daughters, 8 and 5 and quickly found making lunches a chore. But, because of your blog, I have started making them Bento lunches and am really enjoying it! And, bonus, my girls are thrilled about it too! We have all three sat and looked through your photos and I’ve let the girls tell me things you packed that they’d like to see in their lunches. You’ve even opened the door to them trying new foods, like turkey meatballs, because of how cool they looked in your lunches. Today marks the start of the second week of my Bentoing and I have you to thank for it!

  • Sparkling Sam

    Carrots, cucumbers, humus, and most of the strawberries end up in the garbage everyday, guaranteed.

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