Grateful angel bentos
Posted November 26, 2012on:
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My dad died last week. Just as I was typing away about the things I was grateful for last week, I realize now that the small things, tiny things we think are so insignificant can sometimes be the most precious memories. My dad was a gifted writer and storyteller. He loved to write and shared that love with me. My dad read my blog. I think he appreciated that I was using my writing and creativity, making a hobby out of it and feeding my kids healthy food. I live 3400 miles from my family so I was not there for this holiday. All my siblings were fortunate enough to be there. He had been ill for a while, but it doesn’t make his passing any easier. I did have the chance to talk to him to say hi, catch up for a minute and to tell him I loved him the day he died. And for that I am truly grateful. The conversation was nothing significant, but it is one I will always remember since it was our last. Today, more than most, I am grateful for the time I had with my dad. Life is fragile and fleeting so be sure to stop and appreciate all the gifts in your life, no matter how small they seem.
My 4 year old daughter had an Easy LunchBoxes container filled with angels. From the top left are pear pieces and angel shaped pears. In the top right compartment are honeydew angels. And in the main compartment are carrots, farfalle pasta with vegan parmesan sprinkled on top, grape tomatoes on wing bento picks and a spinach angel on top. In the bottom right corner is a Crimson Gold apple surrounded by purple sweet potato chips and in the bottom left corner are Field Grain veggie sausages with wing food picks.
For her snack today, Miss G has a Happy Tiffin brand stainless bento box filled with dried cranberries, medjool dates, sliced kiwi, and apple angel and whole cashews.
Miss 2 year old is back to school this week to with a LunchBots Quad stainless container. From the top left she has dried cranberries, cashews, farfalle pasta with small Field grain Italian veggie sausage pieces and a slice of Field Grain sundried tomato angel on top. In the bottom right compartment are pear angels and in the bottom left are honeydew angels.
I packed my husband his daily fruits and vegetables in his Easy LunchBoxes container to go with his leftovers for lunch (not shown). He has raw walnuts, the negative cutout angel pieces of honeydew melon, mini carrots, medjool dates, an apple and a clementine.
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