The Week in Bentos: April 30-May 4, 2012

by Wendy Copley on May 4, 2012

This week’s lunch themes: strawberries and Star Wars day! Read on to hear more.


Wyatt chose to eat school lunch Monday, which was just fine with me and my tired morning self.


Preschool Bento #262

On Tuesday, I had stars in my eyes when I packed the kids lunches. Augie had baked tofu decorated with small star-shaped cutter, carrots, strawberries and pretzels.

2nd Grader Bento #589

Wyatt had the same thing (packed in the Laptop Lunch box), with the addition of a jelly sandwich on whole grain oat bread.


2nd Grader Bento #590

I went to the farmers’ market on Tuesday and bought a half flat of humongus organic strawberries. They started showing up in the boys’ lunched Tuesday and lasted all week long. Look at those suckers! They’re the size of apples! Well, small apples — but still!

Wyatt had three of those bad boys along with turkey meatballs, carrots, wheat thins and a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese. This lunch was packed in an Easy Lunchbox.

Preschool Bento #263

Augie also had some of the big guys, but I couldn’t fit them into his lunch box whole so I had to chop them a bit. I also gave him red bell pepper strips, Triscuits and meatballs. These were packed in our kitty lunch box which is similar to this panda bento box.


Preschool Bento #264

On Thursday, Augie had a home made Jello jiggler (or Knox blox) that I put together using strawberry lemonade and this recipe (the same one on the Knox gelatin box), strawberries, garlic naan, ham and some Sahale Snacks almond and cherry clusters. I received the nuts as a sample from the people at Sahale Snacks (along with their honey almonds) and they are super tasty.  I have to get my hands on more as soon as possible.

2nd Grader Bento #591

Wyatt had strawberries, Knox blox, an apple cereal bar, ham and garlic naan.


Big Kid Star Wars Day Bento (#592)

Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you! Of course I couldn’t let this day go by without doing something special in the boys’ lunches. Wyatt chose Boba Fett and X-wing fighter cookie cutters for me to use on his turkey sandwiches. I also filled a Darth Vader “Easter egg” with some space-themed goldfish crackers. It didn’t actually fit in his Easy Lunchbox — I just put it on top for the photo. The rest of this lunch had strawberries, Knox blox and some tortilla chips.

Preschool Star Wars Day Bento (#265)

Augie chose to go with Darth Vader all the way: Darth Vader soy cheese sandwich and Darth Vader filled with goldfish crackers. He also had red peppers, sugar snap peas, strawberries and grapes.

And speaking of Star Wars, I just wanted to share a link to this adorable and funny book I saw at a store yesterday: Darth Vader and Son. It’s filled with cute drawings of Darth Vader and a little Luke Skywalker and has lots of clever little jokes about parenting. I don’t know…it made me laugh.

Have a great weekend!

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