Bears and chicks bento
Posted September 7, 2012on:
As long as I get creative with it, my kids will eat just about anything. I took last night’s teriyaki marinaded gardein brand (faux) chicken over brown rice with quinoa. I used a bear shaped rice mold to reshape the rice/quinoa mix. The bear cup is filled with small pieces of the soy “chicken”. Behind the bears at the top are 2 small bear sandwiches. The water bottle in the middle compartment is great for keeping things compact in the lunch box, and it doesn’t leak. I do handwash this whole box and the bottle. At the bottom are watermelon pieces in the middle, strawberries on the side and a skewer of blueberries packed in her Raspberry Goodbyn brand bynto lunchbox.
For her snack today Miss G has mini organic carrots and organic green beans with honey mustard to dip in the bear container.
Miss A (2) is still allowed to take character themed items to school. I found this small, 2-tiered bento box on eBay this summer with Stitch on it from Disney’s Lilo & Stitch. She LOVES it. We’ll be using it quite a bit this school year as it’s the perfect size for her.
On the left are small almond butter sandwiches shaped like chicks and dried cranberries below. On the right are organic blueberries with a watermelon chick, strawberries and watermelon pieces. She also has a snack of nectarine and pineapple pieces not shown.
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