The Week in Bentos: July 14-18, 2014

by Wendy Copley on July 21, 2014

I have lots of lunches to share this week because both the kids were at preschool and camp. Mostly they are pretty plain (ie: totally do-able) so hopefully they’ll give you some ideas. Also: we are taking a new lunch box out for a spin!

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Day Camp Bento #919

On Monday, Wyatt took his Laptop Lunches box to day camp. He had nectarine chunks, cherries, a chicken drumstick and a brownie.

Preschooler Bento #687

Augie took out new Goodbyn Hero lunch box for a spin! He had watermelon chunks, a brownie, cucumber slices, hummus, a chicken drumstick and some cherries.

Preschool Bento 687: Goodbyn Hero

Goodbyn sent me the Hero, along with a lunch bag and a few other goodies to try out. So far, I’m liking the Hero a lot. It’s quite a bit deeper than most of my other lunch boxes, so that’s been a bit of an adjustment when I’m packing it but it also gives me a lot of space to work with so I have a little more flexibility in that regard. The kids both give it two thumbs up.


Day Camp Bento #920

It was Wyatt’s turn to use the Hero on Tuesday. I sent a granola bar, ham and butter on a baguette, grapes and bunny crackers.

Preschool Bento #688

Augie also had a ham and butter baguette, along with cucumber slices and grapes. This was packed in an EasyLunchboxes bento box.


Day Camp Bento #921

On Wednesday I packed what I think of as “this and that” lunches for the kids. I pulled little bits from the fridge and made this lunch for Wyatt in our black divided bento box: hamburger cookies (from the Japanese dollar store), radishes, a few slices of baguette, two strawberries, blueberries and a sliced bratwurst that was leftover from dinner the night before.

Preschool Bento #689

Augie’s lunch was packed in our Yumbox: sliced cheddar hot dog, watermelon, cucumber slices, blueberries, some ham on baguette slices and a little hamburger cookies.


Day Camp Bento #922

On Thursday Wyatt had an apple sauce pouch, blueberries, mini saltines and a plain ol’ peanut butter and jelly sandwich all packed into a Laptop Lunches box.

Preschool Bento #690

Augie had blueberries, cucumber, a pb&j, and saltines. I had to cut the crusts off the sandwich so it would fit in the lunch box, much to his delight.


Preschool Bento #691

On Friday, Augie had celery sticks, yet another ham sandwich on baguette (have you noticed my family is newly addicted to these?), a granola bar, grape tomatoes and nectarine chunks. I poked some cute garden picks into the tomatoes and nectarines and packed this up in an EasyLunchboxes bento box.

Wyatt had to stay home from camp because he was sick, so no packed lunch for him.

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