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Leftover love bentos

Posted on: August 30, 2012

Lots of love in these lunches today.   Some leftover love too.  I don’t like to waste food so Miss G has leftover spelt pasta with marinara today.  At the top right is forbidden rice with sweet potatoes and a baked potato heart on top from last night’s dinner.  In the main compartment are mini almond butter heart sandwiches on Rudi’s Whole Grain bread, strawberry and watermelon hearts and green seedless grapes packed in her Easy LunchBoxes container.

Miss G started a new preschool this fall, and she’s not allowed to have any characters on her lunchboxes, water bottles, etc.  Luckily we get a ton of use out of our Easy Lunchboxes and LunchBots containers.  I did scour the internet for new bento boxes to have on hand, and I found a company called Happy Tiffin.  They make old school tin lunchbox containers, stackable stainless containers, and they have an adorable line for kids that is perfect for us.  The one we chose is called “Lunch Time”.  They’re a bit more expensive, but from experience my stainless bento boxes stand the test of time.  Since these are going to be passed down to Miss A (2),  I decided it was worth it.

I packed the Lunch Time tiffin for snack with strawberry hearts, large green grapes and coconut milk peach yogurt in the stainless container for dipping.

My husband had leftovers today too with a giant bento of leftover pasta (not shown).  He has a mixed green salad with purple cabbage and carrot hearts.  At the top left are seedless green grapes and top right are jicama slices sprinkled with chili powder and lime for squeezing on top packed in his Easy LunchBoxes container.

Things I used to make this lunch:

6 Responses to "Leftover love bentos"

Ahem.
I want you to make my lunches.
That is all.

I love it. How did you make the heart pocket sandwiches. I must buy whatever you used to make them. My Miss E, will love them!! Thank you for sharing your lovely lunch and boxes!!

I put the link in at the bottom of the post. Here it is: http://www.allthingsforsale.com/bento-deco-cutter/2051-bento-lunch-sandwich-cutter-bite-size-heart-and-square-4989082757315.html I also use a rolling pin to flatten the bread a bit before I make it. They split open less that way. Hope that helps!

How do you make your cute heart mini sandwiches? Is it a special tool?

It IS! I just added the photo at the end of the post. If you click on the picture, it will take you to the site where I bought it. http://www.allthingsforsale.com/bento-deco-cutter/2051-bento-lunch-sandwich-cutter-bite-size-heart-and-square-4989082757315.html I use it all the time!

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