The Week in Bentos: November 11-15, 2013

by Wendy Copley on November 15, 2013

This week we had a holiday and a sick kid, so it was pretty light for lunches but check out the six bento boxes I packed below: This post contains affiliate links.


This was a holiday for Wyatt and Augie was home sick from preschool. We ate chicken noodle soup.


Augie was home again and Wyatt had school lunch because it was pizza day.


4th Grader Yumbox #824 Wednesday things were back to normal and I packed this Yumbox lunch for Wyatt: homemade whole grain fruit bar (recipe from Weelicious Lunches), smoked gouda cheese cubes, apple chunks, grapes and leftover roast beef from dinner. I normally don’t peel apples for my kids, but Wyatt asked me very nicely and made a compelling case by telling me that biting into Granny Smith apple chunks gives him “a chill down [his] spine” so I made an exception just this once. 4th Grader Yumbox #824: after This is what I found when I opened his lunch box after school. There was actually more food in here — specifically grapes and the fruit bar — but Augie ate some of it before I had a chance to take a picture. That means all Wyatt ate was the beef and the apples! Please don’t ever operate under the assumption that my kids eat everything I give them in their lunches. This lunch had more leftovers than usual, but it very rare that either of my kids comes home with a completely empty lunch box. Preschool Yubo Bento #543 Augie’s lunch was packed in our Yubo lunch box: salami, apples, Cheez-its, little dill pickles, grapes and Persian cucumber slices. I divided the big container with silicone baking cups and then decorated with a few soccer cupcake picks that Augie selected. Speaking of Yubo, I’m very pleased to welcome them as a sponsor of Wendolonia this month I’m also excited to tell you that Yubo is offering Wendolonia reader a 10% off coupon this month with the coupon code: wendolonia


4th Grader Skimpy Bento #825 After he barely consumed any of his lunch the day before, I asked Wyatt to tell me what he would be willing to eat in his lunch on Thursday (the exchange may or may not have been testy on the part of both parties and the words “wasted food” might have come up more than once). He decided on graham crackers, seaweed, apples and leftover chicken. Everything else he suggested was junky so we decided to leave the last container in his lunch empty. In retrospect, I should have moved the graham crackers to the empty container, but whatever. This was packed in our Laptop Lunches bento box. Preschool Planetbox #544 I packed Augie a lunch too, but he ended up staying home from school sick again. No worries, I just pulled his PlanetBox out at lunch time. He had snap peas, hummus, grapes, pb&j cut into heart shapes, and Persian cucumber slices.


Big Kid Bento #826 Today I packed Wyatt’s lunch in Laptop Lunches box again: smoked gouda wrapped in ham and threaded onto cute picks, sliced radishes, chunks of Honeycrisp apples, and Cheez-its. Preschooler Bento #545 Augie is back at school too. Phwew! He had dill pickles wrapped in ham on the same cute picks, cucumber slices, whole grain crackers and apple chunks. This was packed in a single layer of our monbento box.

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