The Week in Bentos: May 29 – June 1, 2012

by Wendy Copley on June 1, 2012

Despite the holiday on Monday, we are back to a full roster of lunch box photos this week — including a few bonus shots! Read on!


Monday was a holiday and the kids were off school, so there were no lunches.


Preschooler Bento #275

Tuesday I packed Augie’s lunch in one of my favorite two-tier lunch boxes: strawberries, cheese sandwich crackers, turkey meatballs from the freezer and a grid of grape tomatoes.

Wyatt decided to eat lunch at school.


Preschool Bento #276

On Wednesday, Augie took this lunch to preschool: strawberries, canned peaches that I drained, rinsed and decorated with sprinkles, carrot sticks and turkey meatballs.

Big Kid Bento #601

Wyatt had the same lunch, but I also threw in a few potato chips as a treat. This was packed in our Laptop Lunch box.

Big Kid Bento #601: After

He liked this lunch a lot and when I opened it at the end of the day he’d eaten everything except the carrots. When I asked why he left them, he told me he ran out of time and that he doesn’t really like to eat carrots unless he has dip. Duly noted.


Preschool Bento #277

Thursday, Augie had a side car of cheese and crackers that were not fancy in any way. His main lunch was a little prettier though: sugar snap peas, baked tofu cut with a teddy bear decoration and watermelon stars. The trimmings from the watermelon cut-outs are layered underneath.

Big Kid Bento #602

Wyatt’s lunch was packed in one of our Easy Lunchboxes: ham and cheese sandwich, animal crackers, carrots and bean dip and potato chips. This was packed for a field trip to the beach Thursday so that’s why he had the extra treats.

Grown-up Bento #55

I chaperoned the trip, so I packed myself a lunch too: watermelon, pasta salad with asparagus and procuitto (tasty, but no where near being worth the effort it took to make), a few potato chips that got soggy and a ham and cheese sandwich. This was packed in our OOTS Lunchbox.


Preschool Bento #278

Today Augie’s lunch had triscuits, more turkey meatballs, strawberries and green grapes.

Big Kid Bento #603

Wyatt had garlic naan strips, grapes, berries and turkey meatballs. Apparently, this was a big week for meatballs*!

* I received no compensation to talk about meatballs. We just love meatballs. I wonder if there’s anyone who would pay me to talk about meatballs though, because I’d totally do that for cash. Hmmmm….is there a National Meatball Council, I wonder?

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