The Week in Bentos: June 16-20, 2014

by Wendy Copley on June 23, 2014

Dang it! The first head cold of the summer is sweeping through our family and we’ve been succumbing one by one. Augie was the first one down, so that made for a short week of bentos, but I do have a couple of snack boxes to show you that rounded the week out a bit. Read on for more!

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Preschooler Bento #669

Monday morning I typically make a pretty low-key bentos because…ugh! Monday mornings! Am I right, people? I pulled out our 4-up Lock & Lock and filled it with cucumber slices, ham spirals, grapes and Triscuits. Boom! Done.


Preschooler Bento #670

Tuesday I packed this animal bento in our Lego box: turkey roll-ups, the last meatball in the freezer, yellow and green bell pepper pieces (cut with a little elephant cutter), Funley’s pizza crackers and grapes. The meatball was packed in a little orange-shaped cup, the peppers in a much larger flower cup, the crackers were in our smaller Lego box and then I added a few cute animal picks too.


Preschooler Bento #671

On Wednesday I pulled out the Yumbox and filled it with chicken dumplings, frozen pineapple chunks, grape tomatoes, Triscuits, cucumbers and a bit of hummus.

Preschool Museum Snacks #672

Wednesday afternoon, I took Augie and his buddy to the Bay Area Discovery Museum for a special play date while Wyatt was at camp. If you ever visit San Francisco with young kids, this place is totally worth the trek across the Golden Gate for an afternoon of big fun. We attended an event there a few weeks ago and they kindly gave me a few free passes to come back, so I was happy to treat the boys.

Growing five-year-olds need big snacks after preschool, so I packed twin snacks for them in our monbento box. Each one had a silicone cup filled with raisins, their fully hydrated cousins – grapes, and some animal crackers.

Grown-up Museum Snack #66

And I packed myself a snack in the LunchBots Trio, too! I had Tillamook smoked cheddar, rosemary raisin crisps, animal crackers and some cherries. The kids not only ate all of their snacks, but they also ate a bunch of my crackers and some of the cherries too!

Wyatt is at camp this week, so look for a jam-packed week of bentos next Monday!

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