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My kids aren’t normally in school Tuesdays, but my mother-in-law is visiting this week.  Their school was kind enough to let me switch days so I could get a few things done at home.  For the pip squeak, I decided on little bears.  She loves Goodnight Moon and the 3 bears sitting on chairs.  These are just PB & Js on whole grain bread. The faces are stamped out of fruit leather with my tiny face cutters.  I used a tiny silicone bear to put her blueberries in.  The separate smaller bento is raspberries and a Babybel cheese with a teddy bear stamped out of the wax.   Both of the Elph & Epha bento containers are part of the new collection I bought from http://www.japanistic.com.  They are the perfect size for little lunches and snacks, and they are BPA free so no worry of leaching chemicals into food.  I usually include a Lifeway kefir pouch for their daily probiotics and an ice water.

Big sis wanted to help with her lunch today so it got a bit sloppy.  She wanted 3 bunnies sandwiches in her lunch.  She also has PB & Js on whole grain with fruit leather faces, a packet of Annie’s organic fruit bunnies for dessert.  The top part of the LunchBots Duo bento is a silicone bunny container with cashews, organic strawberries & blueberries and colby jack bunnies with black sesame seed faces.

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Miss G requested a fish this morning so I used the template from http://funkylunch.com/gallery.htm.  The cookbook that he has is great because it is simple and uses ingredients that most people have already in their refrigerators.  I made a sandwich and then sliced a large carrot with a mandoline and cut the slices to fit.  The eye is the premade royal icing eye and the smile is made from fruit leather.  Underneath the fish are heart shaped green crisps from the asian food store, and the bottom portion is red, seedless grapes and blueberries.

Little Miss A went for her second day today.  Her lunch was leftover Annie’s Organic Macaroni Shells with edamame topped with a cheese cat and fruit leather face.  She also had sliced blueberries, red, seedless grapes in a silicone cat cup and the same green crisps.  She also had a Lifeway kefir pouch and a GoGo squeez applesauce pouch.

Yesterday my little one, Miss A, started her first 1/2 day at preschool.  She is a healthy eater, but she’s still only 18 months old.  I wanted to make sure to be realistic about the portions and include some of her favorite foods.  I also bought some new BPA free bento boxes for smaller portion sizes that I’m trying out.  I bought them at  http://www.Japanistic.com

The squirrel container had small heart and flower shaped PB & Js on sprouted wheat.  The heart container has mandarin oranges on the right and edamame and strawberries on the left.  Not included in the picture was a Lifeway flavored kefir pouch.

Big sis got her PJ & J on the same sprouted wheat bread with a triangle face (chocolate sprinkle face stuck on with Nutella) and a small man shaped sandwich.  On the left is a new treat that I found at Whole Foods.  A Clif Kid organic fruit twist, and in the bento box are mandarin oranges, strawberries and edamame on colorful flower & petal picks.

Miss G asked for a cow last night that looks like her Pillow Pet.  I used a kitchen glass to make 2 circles and then cut off the sides to make the shape for the face.  I used the scraps to make the horns, ears and eyes.  I used the heel of the bread for the nose and spot on its head.  I just punched some holes for the nostrils which can be done with a straw.  I used Nutella to stick on the nose, and the ears & horns are just wedged under the bread.  The edamame/soy beans are on decorative pics along with green grapes, a couple of carrots and Rainier cherries.  I’m including a picture of the Kefir pouches I send with her each day.  They are like a tart flavored yogurt which she likes, and it gets in her daily probiotics.


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