The Week in Bentos: November 18-22, 2013

by Wendy Copley on November 22, 2013

This was one of those Groundhog Day weeks where I felt like I packed the same foods over and over in the boys’ lunches. Carrots, cucumbers, grapes, apples — you will not see a single lunch down below that doesn’t contain at least two of those items. The lack of fun fruits and veggies is one of my least favorite things about fall and I think my boys feel the same way because we’re all getting a little tired of seeing the same things over and over. But there’s no arguing that they are tasty!

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4th Grade Bento #827

On Monday, I packed Wyatt’s lunch in the PlanetBox: black bean dip, carrots, dumplings from the freezer, apples, breadsticks and a jelly candy.

Preschool Bento #546

Augie’s lunch was packed in the new Lego Box: dumplings, bread sticks (in a smaller Lego box), Persian cucumbers, carrots and hummus in an even smaller Lego box.


4th Grade Bento #828

Tuesday, Wyatt had lemon yogurt with sprinkles, carrots and black bean dip, Cheez-its, white cheddar chunks wrapped in strips of ham and speared on blue clover picks, apple chunks and a fruit jelly.

Preschool Bento #547

Augie had turkey spirals decorated with a panda food separator, grapes with a clover pick, crackers, cucumbers with a panda pick and a small pot of hummus for dipping.


4th Grade Bento #829

Wyatt’s lunch was packed in our old school Laptop Lunches box: black bean dip, carrots in a square silicone cup, green grapes, baked tofu cut into planks, and bread sticks.

And this is what came home:

4th Grade Bento #829: After

The only things missing were the breadsticks and a couple bites of tofu. Aargh!

Preschool Bento #548

I packed Augie’s nearly identical lunch in the PlanetBox: hummus, carrots, cukes, tofu, grapes and breadsticks.

And this is what was left in his lunch:

Preschool Bento #548: After

It’s like they made a “do not eat lunch” pact in the morning.


4th Grade Bento #830

Thursday I sent Wyatt’s lunch in the ECOLunchboxes TriBento: dumplings, mini saltines, granola bar, carrots and apple chunks.

Preschool Bento #549

Augie had cucumbers, minis saltines, dumplings and apple chunks. This was packed in our LunchBots Trio.


Preschool Bento #550

Today Augie had this Yumbox lunch: breadsticks, cucumbers, pears, grapes, roasted chicken chunks. I jazzed it up a bit with some cute animal picks.

Wyatt had school lunch.

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