Two Weeks in Bento (Sorta): December 1-12, 2014

by Wendy Copley on December 15, 2014

Whoa! I had a major screw-up with my bento photos this last couple of weeks! I took a trip to visit my parents AND I cleared a bunch of stuff off my laptop and in the process I managed to delete most of the lunch photos I took in the last two weeks. [Insert forehead slap here.] And I swear the photos I took featured the most beautiful, artful bento boxes this world has ever seen! [Wink! Wink!]

I do have a FEW photos to share with you today though, so this post isn’t going to be completely empty.

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Week 1


These were the lunch photos I deleted. Boo hoo! And while they may not have been the most beautiful lunches ever, I did put some effort into making them cute and Christmas-y.


Christmas-y Snack

Thursday was the morning I left on my trip and it was utter chaos. I managed to to take a snack for Augie before I left with raspberries, snap peas and hummus. In addition to making the snack red and green, I added a Snoopy ring for decoration.

I also had most of Wyatt’s lunch packed the night before, but his dad finished it in the morning and forgot to take a photo.


Wyatt's Dad-packed Lunch

This is the lunch my husband packed for Wyatt on Friday: whole wheat crackers, goldfish, raspberries, leftover pizza cut into chunks, corn and dill pickles.

Dad-packed lunch

Augie had goldfish, raspberries, dill pickle, carrots, smoked turkey and his own pizza smorgasborg. This was packed in our LunchBots Cinco.

Week 2


Zach packed lunches on Monday but forgot to take photos.


Dad-Packed Lunch for Augie

On Tuesday, Zach packed: carrots, snap peas, raspberries, turkey and corn. He packed it in our LunchBots Trio.

Wyatt had school lunch.


Snowflake bento in Yumbox

I was back at it Wednesday and I tried to make up for lost time with this snowflake lunch packed in our 5th Avenue Blue Yumbox. I made a sort of wonky snowflake sunbutter and jelly sandwich using these cutters, then filled in the rest of the main compartment with snowflake Ritz crackers and a little Pirate’s Booty. I also gave him cucumber slices, a mixture of kiwi and blueberries (and a snowflake pick) and a few dried cherries.

5th grader Yumbox

Wyatt used our original Yumbox: ham slices, radishes, kiwi, blueberries, crackers and Pirate’s Booty.


School was cancelled because of the big rain storm that hit the Bay Area, so no lunches.


Chili and sides

Friday the kids had identical lunches so I only took one photo. They each had leftover chili in a thermos, apples, radishes for Wyatt, cukes for Augie and a snack pack of applesauce.

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