The Week in Bentos: June 23-27, 2014

by Wendy Copley on June 30, 2014

Last week both of my boys were out of the house at lunch time — one at preschool, one at day camp — so I have a jam-packed week of lunches for you today. I am very used to more relaxed summer mornings at this point, so I’ll admit I was not particularly jazzed to be packing double the lunches this week. My strategy to make it easier: pack as many of the same items in the kids’ lunches as I could. they have pretty different likes and dislikes as far as food goes so I didn’t pack them identical lunches, but I think I managed pretty well.

Let’s dig right in!

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Monday

Preschool Bento #673

On Monday, Augie had a salami rose in a silicone cup, grapes, a Persian cucumber, Pirate’s Booty, and strawberries. I packed it in our PlanetBox Rover.

Day Camp Bento #914

Wyatt also had Pirate’s Booty, a salami rose, grapes, and strawberries. I swapped the cucumber for a dill pickle. His was packed in a Laptop Lunches bento box.

Tuesday

Preschool Bento #674

On Tuesday we were really low on groceries, so I had to scrape the barrel a little to come up with lunches for the boys. Still their meals ended up looking pretty good. Augie had mini tacos from the freezer, carrots, tortilla chips, raisins and cucumbers in the Yumbox.

Day Camp Bento #915

Wyatt had carrots, mini tacos, tortilla chips, salsa and raisins. Once again this was packed in a Laptop Lunches bento box.

Wednesday

Preschool Bento #675

I went to the store Tuesday afternoon, so we had tons of options on Wednesday morning. (I love the day after grocery shopping!) Both kids begged me for a turkey corn dog and I relented. Augie also had apple chunks, some ketchup for dipping, popcorn and dill pickles. Looking at it now, I notice that there was a lot of sodium in this lunch, but it’s too late to fix that now, I guess. I packed this one in our Yubo.

Day Camp Bento #916

And looky here! Wyatt had the exact same lunch! Popcorn, pickles, apples, corn dog and ketchup. And there’s that Laptop Lunches box again.

Thursday

Preschool Bento #676

Thursday I pulled out the PlanetBox again for Augie. He had hummus, strawberries, cucumber, turkey roll-ups, crackers and a diced plum.

Day Camp Bento #917

Wyatt used the Laptop Lunches box again: strawberries, raisins, plum, turkey and crackers. Easy peasy.

Friday

Preschool Bento #677

On Thursday afternoon, I received the newest CuteZCute set in the mail*: Cuddle Palz! I am a big fan of all the CuteZCute cutter sets and this one is a cool addition to my collection. It comes with both a head and a body cutter so you can make a full animal. Seriously, SO CUTE.

Of course I had to try it out immediately, so I made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with the bear stamp. Augie was super excited and even Wyatt commented on how cute it was. (Too cute for a 9-year-old to put in his lunch, however…) He also had some big pieces of Persian cucumber, grapes and strawberries. I packed this lunch in one of our Lego bento boxes.

Day Camp Bento #918

And for his final lunch of the week, Wyatt chose the…Yumbox! He had a granola bar, jelly sandwiches shaped like stars, grapes, strawberries and turkey roll-ups.


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