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Quinoa pasta bento with butterflies

Posted on: September 27, 2012

For last night’s dinner we had quinoa pasta.  I love that I can find healthy, fun pasta for my kids in great shapes.  The Quinoa Corporation makes these garden pagodas that I cooked with Lightlife brand vegan italian sausages and marinara sauce and grape tomatoes.  The thing I really like about the quinoa pasta is that it’s organic, non-GMO (not genetically modified), gluten-free and use plant based colors.  Better than that they don’t get mushy and my kids love them.  I decorated with vegan (non-dairy) cheese butterflies. At the bottom are two small apple slices with a butterfly and a G for Miss G with the opposite color plugged into the cutout packed in her Goodbyn bynto lunchbox.

For her snack today, Miss G has black seedless grapes, honeydew melon and the red butterfly cutout from her apple in the middle packed in her Happy Tiffin stainless bento box.

Little Miss 2 year old has the mini version of the same lunch of quinoa garden pagoda pasta, vegan italian sausage pieces, vegan cheese butterflies and a yellow flower cup of red and green apple butterfly pieces with raspberries at the top packed in her LunchBots Duo.

My husband’s lunch is the third more adult version with vegan cheese hearts, a plum at the top left and a d’anjou pear sliced at the top right packed in his Easy LunchBoxes container.

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6 Responses to "Quinoa pasta bento with butterflies"

You are So lucky to have access to so many gluten-free and organic products – it is a constant search for us that leads all over our city. Does your husband covet your children’s lunch? they are always so wonderful!

I am lucky, and I too have to hunt for many things. We recently got a Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s just opened here about 2 weeks ago so it’s getting better. My husband gets those lunches often & I think he prefers the low profile lunches 🙂 Thanks for the kind words!

I see his point – probably the last thing he needs every day is an audience oohing and aahing over his lunch!

These are super cute and look so yummy! They are perfect for my leftovers linky party! Please stop by and link them up! Leftovers on Fridays

Great! Thanks for the reminder 🙂 I need it!

The linky is up!

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