The Week in Bentos: April 15-19, 2013

by Wendy Copley on April 19, 2013

This was  a kind of light week for lunches because Wyatt was home sick a few days. Read on to see what the kids had:

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Wyatt was home sick from school. No packed lunches.


Preschool Bento #428

On Tuesday Augie had raisins in the soccer ball and right in the box, carrots, cucumbers, turkey, crackers and soy cheese. His lunch was packed in the Lock and Lock 4-up bento box.

Wyatt was still sick Tuesday, so he ate chicken noodle soup at home.


Preschool Bento #429

On Wednesday, Augie’s lunch was packed in the PlanetBox: a bbq meatloaf “cupcake” leftover from dinner, apple chunks, cucumbers, an apricot jam sandwich (cut and decorated with the Cutezcute cutter), and strawberries. The meatloaf was a new recipe that I tried and Augie liked them so much he wanted one for lunch. (Wyatt didn’t like them though.)

Big Kid Quesadilla Bento #740

Wyatt had a quesadilla that I whipped up while I was making breakfast along with some apple chunks and strawberries. This was packed in an EasyLunchboxes box.


Preschooler Bento #430

Thursday, Augie had a half sandwich with apricot jam, grapes, blackberries, strawberries, home made meatballs and cucumber slices. I decorated the sandwich by spelling his name out with alphabet picks. This was packed in our Yubo lunch box.

Big Kid Bento #741

Wyatt had berries, saltine crackers, carrots and bean dip and salami. I also included a Lunchbox Love note because we had a rough morning. I packed it in our Laptop Lunches box.


Preschooler Bento #431

Today, Augie had saltine “sandwiches” with apricot jam in the middle, salami, strawberries, blackberries and cucumbers. This was packed in our PlanetBox.

Big Kid Bento #742

Wyatt had berries, a small piece of bundt cake that didn’t actually turn out very well, salami and garlic naan.

In case you’re wondering why Wyatt got cake and Augie didn’t, it’s not because I’m a mean mom. Augie’s preschool strongly discourages any “treats” — chips, candy, cake and desserts in general — so I basically never send them. When I do occasionally send a little something, he’s not allowed to eat it unless he finishes all of the other stuff in his lunch, so more often than not it comes right back home at the end of the day. Wyatt’s school is generally more laid back so I do give him something now and then. Since neither kid watches me make the other one’s lunches, they are none the wiser.

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