The Week in Bentos: February 24-28, 2014

by Wendy Copley on March 3, 2014

After a few weeks of colds and vacation, we had a jam-packed week of lunches last week. Read on to see what the boys had in their bento boxes:

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Monday

Big Kid Bento #877

On Monday I started things off with an easy lunch for Wyatt. He had a biscuit, pretzel goldfish, leftover sliced steak, Thin Mints, radishes and strawberries packed in an EasyLunchboxes bento box. I put the pretzels in a rectangular silicone cup and the cookies in a round silicone cup to keep them from flying all over the large section of the box.

Preschool Bento #597

Augie had the apple lunch I packed for the Tree Top Apple Sauce post I wrote yes last week.

Tuesday

Big Kid Bento #878

Wyatt had another mish mash lunch on Tuesday with lots of random items pulled from the fridge: the last biscuit from the batch, some blue corn tortilla chips, radishes, leftover chicken kebabs, and strawberries. This was packed in a Laptop Lunches box. (If you’d like to enter to win one of these great boxes along with a copy of my book, go here!)

Preschool Bento #597

Augie’s lunch was pretty similar: chicken kebabs, strawberries, celery sticks, blue corn tortilla chips and his beloved cucumbers. I dressed it up by cutting a few of the cukes into bear shapes and added a little bear pick too. Augie’s nickname is “Little Bear” so when I include a bear in his lunch, it’s a little unwritten “I love you” from me to him.

The chips were from a sample bag of chips that Way Better Snacks sent me. We’ve tried 3 or 4 flavors of these chips now and so far we like them a lot. The boys like these blue ones best.

(This was packed in a Yumbox.)

Wednesday

Big Kid Blue Space Bento #879

On Wednesday I packed Wyatt a modified version of the Space Bento I made in last week’s video: blueberries, grapes with a flying saucer pick, star cookies, blue corn tortilla chips and a turkey, cheddar and pesto sandwich.

Preschool Bear Sandwich Bento #598

Augie had a PlanetBox lunch. I started by making two stuffed sandwiches — a bear and a business monkey — with my Animal Palz cutter/stamper set and then I added baseball cap picks to make them even cuter. I also packed blueberries on robot and truck picks, canned pineapple and some blue corn tortilla chips.

Thursday

Preschool PB&J Sushi Bento #599

Thursday, Augie had a LunchBots Trio with cucumbers, pita chips, peanut butter and jelly “sushi“, blueberries, strawberries and a bag of Crispy Fruit freeze-dried mangos.

We also got a big pack of Crispy Fruit in several flavors to try. We LOVE this stuff. All of the flavors we’ve had are good, but the mango and the pineapple are our favorites.

Wyatt had school lunch.

Friday

Big Kid Bento #880

I pulled out an EasyLunchboxes bento box for Wyatt’s Friday lunch.  I tucked in an apple sauce pouch, some chicken dumplings, a piece of coffee cake and some blueberries.

Preschool Sneaky Animals Bento #600

Augie and I packed his lunch together. He found some food dividers I haven’t used much when he was looking through my bento drawers and he wanted to include them in this lunch so as I added the food, he tucked them into the box. He had dried cranberries, coffee cake with a little bear hiding behind it, a hamster hiding in his cucumbers, a puppy with his dumplings and a bunny in the blueberries.


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  • Nicole Russell Willis

    So excited to see the book!!! 🙂

  • Thanks! I’m *I’m* excited for you to see it!

  • bentoforkidlet

    Great looking lunches! I especially love the apples bento!

  • rookiemomwhitney

    Do you cook the potstickers or stick them in frozen?

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