The Week in Bentos: December 9-13, 2013

by Wendy Copley on December 13, 2013

This week’s lunches started off looking a little boring with leftovers and thermoses and stuff, but as the week went on I ramped up the Christmas lunches. Take a look at what the boys had:

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Big Kid Pizza Bento #837

We had take-out pizza on Sunday and I pre-packed a slice for Wyatt in an EasyLunchboxes container before I went to bed. He also had a small container of Salted Caramel Popcorn, orange wedges, carrots and black bean dip.

Preschool  Pizza Bento #558

Augie is always a little iffy on pizza — sometimes he likes it and sometimes he doesn’t — so I waited until the morning to ask if he wanted the other slice of leftover pizza in his lunch. He answered with a very excited “Yes!”, but when I went to the fridge to get it out it was gone! Turns out Daddy ate it after we all went to bed. Crap! I thought fast, cut Wyatt’s slice into pieces and slid one of them into Augie’s box. Day saved! He also had caramel corn and oranges and in addition to the carrots he had snap peas, grape tomatoes and a bit of hummus in a Lego container. This was also packed in an EasyLunchboxes bento box.


Thermos and Side Car Bento #559

On Tuesday both kids had leftover “goulash” in a thermos (really just macaroni with hamburger, sauce and a little mozzarella), with a side car holding a Cutie and some veggies. I was in a crazy rush to get Wyatt out of the house, so I only have a picture of Augie’s lunch.


Preschooler Christmas Tree Bento #560

On Wednesday, I decided to bring a little Christmas to Augie’s PlanetBox. He has a small green container of hummus, rolled up salami on a Santa pick, grape tomatoes and Persian cucumber slices arranged in alternating red and green stripes, a snap pea Christmas tree with a yellow carrot star (see how this was made over here), orange wedges and breadsticks.

Wyatt had school lunch.


Big Kid Snowman Yumbox Bento #838

On Thursday, Wyatt got this wintery Yumbox lunch: rainbow carrots (I found these at Trader Joes and they’re sooooo pretty), bean dip, spritz cookies, garlic naan cut into snowflakes, apple chunks, and grated mozzarella cheese with a snowman pick.

Preschooler Sleigh Bento #561

Augie had stripey apples, rainbow carrots, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that were cute and stamped to look like Santa’s sleigh and one of his reindeer, and Triscuits. This lunch was packed in the PlanetBox.


Big Kid Santa Laptop Lunches Bento #839

Today, Wyatt had a Laptop Lunches bento: dried cranberries, a gingerbread reindeer, an orange, a little leftover pork on a Santa pick and Santa and elf raspberry jam sandwiches.

Preschooler Charlie Brown Christmas Bento #562

And Augie wrapped up the week with a Snoopy Christmas Yumbox: leftover Israeli couscous with a Woodstock ring, orange slices with a Charlie Brown ring, ham spirals with a Christmas tree pick, dried cranberries, Snoopy jam sandwiches and some Persian cucumbers.

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