22 April 2014

It's A Wrap!

A little twist on the normal sandwich today......

In this lunch:  Orange slices, strawberries, and a wrap.  The wrap is made from a tortilla, lettuce, green olives, banana peppers, artichoke hearts, ham, and turkey. (Basically, it is made from our leftover antipasto salad)

The plastic wrappers on the bottom of the wrap are circular and aside from jazzing up the lunch a little it does serve a function, it helps keep the wrap wrapped while my daughter is eating it.

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21 April 2014

Earth Day

Tomorrow is Earth Day!  I made a little earth themed bento for my girl.  I purposefully used only food that is grown from the dirt of our earth <3  I was racing the sun as it was falling from the sky tonight to get this bento made so I could photo it out in the natural light before it was gone.

In this lunch:  Broccoli, baby carrots, strawberries, and yellow cherry tomatoes.  The earth is made from black beans on the bottom of the cup, blue colored rice, and unshelled edamame continents.

I had intended on using my natural food coloring to color the rice blue, however, I discovered tonight that I don't have blue natural food coloring.  Since I was in a rush (racing against sunset) and already had this bento planned out in my head I used the food coloring I had on hand.

Happy Earth Day!

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20 April 2014

Despicable Me Minion Bento

We love the fun little minions from Despicable Me.  We have watched both of the movies several times and making a minion bento has been on my to do list.  

In this lunch:  Minion ham sandwich with cheese stick and nori details (the hair was drawn on with food markers), minion s'mores (graham crackers, cocoa almond butter, and marshmallow fluff), cucumbers, and strawberries.

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18 April 2014

Egg-cellent Lunch - Leftovers on Fridays

A little Easter twist for lunch today.  We packed up some leftover mac and cheese in our thermos and had a little fun with the sides......

In this lunch:  Annie's bunny mac and cheese, bunny hard boiled egg, baby carrots, bunny grahams, bunny gummies, strawberries, and cheese sticks cut into a bunny-ish shape with a little sausage cutter.

Packing a lunch in plastic Easter eggs is a super simple and fun treat for the kids that anybody can do!

Happy Easter!

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16 April 2014

Bunny Bento

A bunny sandwich hopped into our lunch today.

In this lunch:  Bunny sandwich with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff, Trader Joe's sesame honey cashews, black olives, strawberries, cucumber slices, and a carrot shaped chocolate.  You can't truly have and Easter bento without chocolate!!!

The cookie cutter I used for the sandwich was found in the Easter section at Walmart this year.

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15 April 2014

Easter Egg in Noodle Nest

Tuesday evening is now soccer practice.  After shuttling everyone around it does not leave much time for making bentos.  So, a quick lunch with a few fun Easter accents for tomorrow.

In this lunch:  Corn on the cob, a hard boiled egg (all decorated for Easter) in a "nest" of low mein noodles, watermelon & cantaloupe balls, cucumber slices, and Annie's chocolate chip bunny grahams.

*The bunny pick was found at the Dollar Tree.

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14 April 2014

Bernie Rabbit

Today's lunch was inspired by Bernie the rabbit the mascot of Annie's Homegrown.  I saw "flat Bernie" on the back of our bunny grahams (see photo near bottom) and had to make him (or her ?).  I originally had some Easter decorations in this lunch but decided against them and just went with the Bernie theme :)  

In this lunch:  Dolmas (stuffed grape leaves), lightly steamed cauliflower, cheese sauce for dipping in the little bunny container, watermelon Bernie with cucumber tail (held together with a toothpick), a strawberry, Annie's cheddar snack mix, and Annie's bunny fruit snacks.

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