Truth time: this was one of those weeks when I hated making lunches in the mornings.
A few times per year I get into a phase where I am not feeling the fun bento lunches thing at all and this was one of them. Maybe I was thrown off from the time change, or maybe it’s because I’m fighting off a cold — I don’t know — but this week’s lunches were all about keeping my kids fed and nothing else. But the crazy thing is that when I looked through these bento boxes photos this morning, they were kind of fun. What?? I mean, they aren’t over the top or anything, but they look like the lunches I pack any other week. I guess when you’ve been doing this bento thing awhile you fall back onto habits without realizing it.
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On Monday, I packed Augie this simple lunch: cukes, Cheez-its, a granola bar, grapes and leftover chicken from dinner.
Because I had the option of getting out of making Wyatt a lunch, he ate at school.
Wyatt was off school for parent-teacher conferences.
I made the boys quesadillas for dinner on Tuesday night and while I was cranking them out I made a couple extras for Wednesday lunches. (Yes, they eat them cold). I packed Wyatt’s in our EcoLunchboxes Tri Bento along with carrots, grapes, seaweed and butterfly crackers.
I almost made Wyatt eat lunch at school again on Thursday, but he begged me to pack him a lunch instead, so I threw this bad boy together: sliced smoked gouda, granny smith apple chunks, carrots, black bean dip, graham crackers and turkey spirals. This was packed in our Yumbox.
I made Augie a “G” themed lunch for “G” week at preschool: granola bar with a “G” pick, leftover steamed green beans, “G” sandwiches filled with peanut butter and grape jelly and decorated with icing googly eyes, green grapes and a chunk of green Granny Smith apple with a “G” carved into it.
Today I made Wyatt eat school lunch again because I’m a mean, lazy mom who didn’t want to make him a lunch.
Augie got lunch in our brand new Lego box (because I have to pack him a lunch or he goes hungry). A few weeks ago I attended the launch party for a new Container Store in my area and they gave me a gift card as a favor. I used it to get this new Lego bento box, along with a smaller snack box that fits perfectly inside it. This lunch had grapes, meatballs, goldfish crackers and cucumbers.
This is what the smaller box looks like inside the bigger one. The boys and I are both very happy with this purchase. I’ve been wanting one of these since I saw them on Another Lunch a couple years ago and the boys like them because…hello! Lego!
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