I’ve had one of those weeks where I’m just trying to get to the end. Deadlines, crabby kids, and car trouble up the wazoo. Bleh. I kept over-sleeping, the kids were difficult most mornings and all I could really manage was putting food in a box. I’m sure everyone can relate! Here’s what I put together for the week:
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Monday it was shrimp again for Wyatt! This was the third lunch in a row, but I eased off for the rest of the week. Along with that I gave him some carrots and ranch dressing from the veggie tray I served at Augie’s birthday party, cinnamon bread and a few strawberries. This was packed in our Laptop Lunches box.
Augie had carrots and celery, cinnamon bread, deli turkey roll-ups and strawberries. I also threw in a separate LunchBots condiment container with some hummus for dipping (not pictured). When I finished packing this lunch it felt a little plain, so I took 20 extra seconds to dig through my bento stash and fish out a frog food divider and a small frog pick to add on top of the bread and poke into the strawberries. And now that I’m looking at this photo I realize that what I thought was a frog pick is actually a hippopotamus. Ha! Don’t I feel dumb! Maybe I should have taken the extra 10 seconds to find what I was actually looking for.
Tuesday each of the kids got a frozen Yummi Pouch filled with applesauce. In addition, I packed Wyatt a Lunchbots Trio filled with whole grain pita chips, deli turkey roll-ups, cheese slices, ranch dip, carrots, and strawberries.
Total bummer: he was goofing around with one of his buddies and about 5 minutes into lunch his bento box accidentally got knocked upside down on the ground! The lunch was a total loss, but a few friends chipped in and gave him some food from their lunches. Still he was starving when he got home and he demolished a pb&j!
Like I said above, Augie also had an applesauce Yummi Pouchalong with an ECOLunchbox Solo Cube filled with carrot coins (in a star-shaped silicone cup), grapes, snap peas, tomatoes, hummus (in the star box) and whole-wheat star sandwiched filled with lemon curd.
After I took this photo, I realized that this is the 500th bento I’ve packed for Augie! Woo hoo! If I’d known in advance I would have attempted to do something a little special with it, but it ended up being kind of celebratory with the stars and stuff anyway. (And in case you’re wondering how I know this is #500 — I number each of my bento photos sequentially, and this one is “abento500”!)
Wednesday, Wyatt took the PlanetBox to school. He had mozzarella and proscuitto roll-up thingies, leftover chicken, pretzel thins (separated from the chicken with a silicone food divider), carrots and ranch, grapes and an apple with his initial carved into it.
Ugh. Thursday was the worst morning of the week. Wyatt had school lunch so I wouldn’t lose my mind.
Augie can’t buy lunch at school so I packed him this one in about 4 minutes flat.Â Grapes (already washed, picked and in a container in the fridge. Phwew!), pretzel slims, salami and cucumber slices. Easy peasy in our Lock & Lock divided bento box.
Wyatt had a lunch packed in the Lunchbots Trio again today: dried cranberries, Laughing Cow Cheese, prosciutto roll-ups, celery sticks (I bet you $5 he didn’t eat them!), strawberries and Cheez-its.
Augie had a very similar Yumbox lunch: celery, strawberries, hummus, turkey roll-ups (he doesn’t like prosciutto), cucumber slices and a blueberry cereal bar.
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