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Election Day Bento

In the spirit of Election Day, I pulled together a quick patriotic themed lunch.  I did buy white bread (gasp) this week.  I mean really, you can’t have a red, white & blue lunch with brown bread.  I think my kids will survive just this once.

The Menu

  • Green beans (yes, they eat them raw) with red pepper stars
  • Peanut Butter and Nutella sandwich.  It was going to be PB&J so I could have the red jam featured in the

Halloween Themed Bento Lunch

Halloween is less than 2 weeks away, and I still haven’t lugged out our decorations.  My sweet little girl asks almost every day if we can decorate.  We just seem to be so busy.  We do try to add a bit of Halloween/Fall fun to our day to day routines.  Packing lunches are always a fun way to elaborate on a theme.

This Halloween inspired lunch was super easy to put together.  A few cookie cutters, a plastic ring, some …

Healthy Snacking with Libby’s Single-Serve Fruit Cups, and Fun Lunches Made Simple

Okay, I admit it. On occasion, I  pack crazy over-the-top lunches for my kids.  But please don’t think this is the norm. The fact is, I hate packing lunches.  It’s one of my least favorite things about school, but I do try to make it fun.  It doesn’t take much to turn a boring lunch into something healthy and fun to eat.

See? This lunch was really simple: peanut butter & Nutella sandwiches, baby carrots, cucumbers, cantaloupe, and a brownie. …

Bug Themed Bento

Today I packed a lunch to go with the bug theme in my daughter’s kindergarten class this week. They’re specifically raising butterflies, but they’ve done activities involving all sorts of insects.  Being very girly, she goes more for the cute/pretty, rather than gross and slimy.  Butterflies, ladybugs and flowers are certainly her speed.

The ladybug is simply a slice of bread & cheese.  It was going to be a turkey sandwich with cheese on top, but I didn’t have time …

Rainbow Bento

It’s been a while since I’ve made a special lunch for the kids.  Today was Rainbow Day at school, so I felt like it was the perfect opportunity for rainbow themed food. Don’t these veggies look so pretty waiting on the cutting board?

In the first box I put tri-colored pasta with marinara dipping sauce, colored Goldfish, red peppers, carrots, yellow peppers, green beans (yes, my kids like them uncooked), and purple potatoes (I did cook those).

Then there was …