The Week in Bentos: March 31-April 4, 2014

by Wendy Copley on April 7, 2014

Here are the boys’ lunches from last week:

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4th Grader Bento #892

On Monday, Wyatt had a cereal bar, grapes, mini-meatballs, radishes, and pretzels. I also included a Lunchbox Love joke card with a note on the back (we had a bad morning).  This was packed in our Yumbox.

Preschooler Eyes Bento #625

I packed Augie’s lunch in our LunchBots Trio: a cereal bar, strawberries, grapes, tomatoes and mini-meatballs with eye picks stuck in them.


4th Grader April Fool Bento #893

Tuesday was April Fools, so I had to do something a little silly in Wyatt’s lunch. I mostly packed a normal lunch — bagels with cream cheese, radishes, pretzel and oranges, but I also included a little cup of plastic spider rings. This was all packed into a Laptop Lunches box.

aprilfoolI also played a little trick, by carefully cutting open a cereal bar, pulling it out, filling the wrapper with shredded carrots and taping it shut. This worked really well and Wyatt couldn’t stop talking about what a good joke it was. Score!

Preschooler Spiderman Bento #626

Augie was not interested in April Fool’s jokes, so I made him a Spiderman lunch instead. He had two Spiderman peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, grapes, clementine wedges, cucumber slices and pita chips. I also included a couple Spiderman rings for decoration. This was packed in my little house bento box.


4th Grader Bento #894

On Wednesday, I packed Wyatt a real cereal bar, bagels and cream cheese, radishes, strawberries and grapes. I put it all in an EasyLunchboxes container.

Preschooler Bento #627

I used an EasyLunchboxes container for Augie’s lunch too. He had strawberries, grapes, turkey spirals, hummus, pretzels, and cucumber slices.


4th Grader Bento #895

On Thursday, the boys both took leftover pasta in thermal jars. Wyatt had a sidecar with a clementine and some pretzels.

Preschooler Bento #628

Augie’s sidecare had cucumbers, pretzels and a clementine.


Preschooler Kitty Star Bento #629

On Friday, I packed Augie a lunch in the PlanetBox: clementines, a half banana with his name written on it with food-safe marker, strawberries with leaf picks, grapes, cucumber slices, tomatoes made to look like cherries with more leaf picks, and a kitty star sandwich. The face on the sandwich was cut using the Cutezcute Animal Friends cutter.

This is my favorite lunch I’ve made in a really long time!

Wyatt had a school lunch.

We are off on spring break this week! See you in a few!

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