The Week in Bentos: September 22-26, 2014

by Wendy Copley on September 29, 2014

Five lunches, five snacks! It’s the week in bentos:

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Snacky Monday morning bento

On Monday I put together this snacky lunch for Wyatt in one of our Laptop Lunches boxes: Triscuits, salami slices, carrots, bean dip, grapes and white cheddar popcorn.

popcorn and cucumber snack

Augie had popcorn, cucumber slices and hummus for his snack at kindergarten.


Chicken noodle thermos and fruit sidecar

On Tuesday, Wyatt took leftover homemade chicken noodle soup in our LunchBots thermal jar. He also had a side car with dried pineapple rings and grapes.

Grapes and Pretzels Snack

Augie had grapes with a monkey pick and some pretzels. These were packed in our car snack box set.


Cheesy ham rolls in Easylunchboxes bento box

I woke up an hour before my alarm went off on Wednesday, so I got up and did a little cooking before the kids got going. I made a couple batches of cheesy ham rolls for breakfast and lunches. The idea for these came from Laura Fuentes (either from her site, Momables, or from her book, The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet — I’m not sure which). They couldn’t be simpler to prepare — roll out triangles of crescent roll dough, top with a slice of ham and a little sprinkle of grated cheddar and then roll them up and bake according to package directions. I started making these a couple weeks ago and we are all crazy for them. So much so that we’ve never had any for lunches because they all get eaten too quickly!

I packed three of the rolls for Wyatt along with green grapes and radish slices with a sprinkle of lime juice. This was packed in an EasyLunchboxes bento box.

Kindergarten snack with cheesy ham roll, grapes and cukes

Augie also had a ham roll, along with grapes and a few slices of cucumber in a sheep cup.


Ravioli thermos with apples and radishes

Thursday, Wyatt had a LunchBots thermos full of leftover ravioli “lasagna” (the recipe is from the Six o’ Clock Scramble menu planning service I use) along with a side care of apple slices and radishes. vegetables were consumed from this lunch

He ate most of the ravioli, but when I opened his lunch box in the morning I discovered that the apple slices and radishes were completely untouched. Here we go again….

Crackers, cukes and apple snack

Augie had Triscuits, cukes and apple slices. I packed these in a single layer of our London bus bento box, per his request.


Just ravioli today.

Wyatt had more ravioli lasagna in our LunchBots thermal jar. (It got a workout this week!) I was going to pack sides too, but I found the leftovers from the day before while I was packing lunches, so I decided not to bother.

Pita chips and cukes snack

Augie had whole wheat pita chips and cucumber slices.

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