I love the concept of a) no waste...no plastic bags or things to throw away (although I have purchased fruit cups for Dahlia. I would gladly reuse them, but she keeps throwing them away!) and b) making lunch a little *fun* or *cute* for my sweet girl. I LOVE making her lunches. I love tucking a surprise or two in there. Granted, we've only just completed day 5 so I'll let you know if the passion still exists in April.
Most of the Bentos I've seen online are WAY way cooler than mine. I'm happy just to do a few simple things though. I bought some stickers that I stash in there. I write her love notes. I snagged an Entertainment Weekly in the magazine exchange that had loads of pics of lots of things she loves (Mermaids, Bambi, dancing, etc) - I try to put a new pic in every day. I want her to know how much I love her & am thinking about her!
I forgot to take a pic on day one but it was similar to the rest.
|Day Two - ButterFly PBJ sandwich, cheez-its, grapes & zucchini muffin. Pic from "Despicable Me" on lid.|
|Day Three: hard boiled egg, Club mini crackers, peaches, red, yellow & orange peppers with dip. Ballet pic on lid.|
|Day 4 - Heart shaped PB&J, club minis, apple slices, bologna & cheese, teddy grahams & a few M&M's. Bambi pic on lid|
|Day 5 - Canadian bacon & cheese, Club minis, peppers & cukes, pink apple sauce & a few chips. Puppy Bento Fork!|
"Day 6" - SATURDAY! I made these up last night for Dahlia & August so that I could easily get them watching cartoons this morning & I could go back to bed (Steve is camping, I need sleep). We *did* sleep in til 7:15 (miracle, I thought they'd be up at 6) so it wasn't too bad. I had these boxes & juice sippy cups ready to go. Left the pillow pit in place from last night & went back upstairs. BLISS!
|Watermelon slices, peanut butter Cap'n Crunch & zucchini bread.|
What do you pack for your kids lunches? What did YOU eat for your lunch at school? I remember my Mom always packed a sandwich, a fruit or vegetable, chips & some kind of "dessert." To this day that is how I pack my lunches! (although I try now to break out of the 'sandwich' mode). Funny how things stick with us!