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I know it’s still snowing & cruddy almost everywhere else but here. We’ve had some cooler weather for Florida, but we are definitely spoiled with the sunshine and year round produce. We picked some local strawberries last week so there are still some left that I hadn’t frozen for smoothies yet.
Whenever I’m at a loss for things to make, I often turn to wraps. You can use dinner leftovers, lunch leftovers and pack it into a tortilla for a new meal. I used Rudi’s Organic Spelt Tortillas to make vegetable wraps. I used a homemade sunflower seed spread on the base, julienned carrots and cucumbers and pile on a small heap of steamed edamame and wrapped. I like to refrigerate them for a few minutes before attempting to cut them. The picks (bunnies in this lunchbox) help keep them together for little fingers. In with the mini wraps for Miss A are sugar snap peas and pineapple. At the top are organic raspberries, blueberries and strawberries in her Easy Lunchboxes container.
My favorite bento store, Bento USA by All Things For Sale carries some fabulous and very affordable ways to change up lunchtime. This new building block snack box is a favorite of ours for quick snacks. This one has pineapple, strawberries and sugar snap peas in it for a healthy, quick preschool snack.
Yes, it is possible to flirt even in a packed lunch. I’m not sure that the letters and hearts stay in place, but I’m hoping he gets the idea. My husband has the grown up version of the same sunflower spread and veggie wraps. I made a grape tomato heart on top and the letters are cut out of Stretch Island fruit leather. He has sugar snap peas and last night’s steamed lemon, shallots and slivered almond brussell sprouts in the top right compartment of his Easy LunchBoxes container.
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My girls are at home with me during they day so unless we have an outing, we’re not packing many bento-style lunches these days. Miss G is under the weather with a fever so we’re on quarantine for a few days too until she’s well.
Today Miss A asked more more little sandwiches. I have some great options from my sets that I got from Bento USA. I used the flower cutter from this set for her little flower sandwiches. Click on the picture for the link to their site.
Miss A had Tofurkey deli slices on Rudi’s Whole Grain bread. I used zucchini for the white flowers and the leftover rind for the stems of the flowers. From the top left are Way Better brand Simply Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips (they have chia seeds and quinoa in them!), watermelon flowers and a flower of guacamole for dipping on the right.
Miss Sicky has a flop of a lunch. I really meant to take some time with the teapot, but the more I tried the worse it looked. Sometimes the image in my head is much prettier than the lunch itself. The teapot sandwich is a Tofurkey deli slice sandwich on Rudi’s Whole Grain bread. The top is a slice of Vegan brand cheese. I stared with a food coloring marker, and it went down hill from there. I ripped the teapot handle, and I had to cover up some messy polka dots with some bad-for-you heart sprinkles to salvage it. At the top left are watermelon flowers and at the top right are zucchini flowers. The best part with little kids is that they even love the failures.
For all the smaller flowers, I use the flower cutter from this set of small cutters that I have. I get lots of questions about which tools I use the most so I’m trying to include photos and links to those products for those who are interested. I love these cutters because they never rust, they’re very easy to clean, and you can use them for just about any food item you want to cut. If you click on the photo, it will take you to Bento USA’s site for more bento accessories.
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I have a bento supply and accessory addiction. It’s no secret to anyone who knows me well. Here is a photo of my recent orders from Bento USA by All Things For Sale. In my opinion, they are probably the most complete and affordable resource for bento supplies that can be purchased on line.
In my most recent package, I had a gift from Bento USA by All Things For Sale to try out so I made little Miss A’s lunch with it. She loves the smaller sandwiches I make for her. They don’t last long! These cute cutters are a rabbit, an elephant and a bear. Her sandwiches are on Rudi’s Whole Grain bread with Tofurkey brand deli slices (vegan) and Vegan brand cheese. In the pink bunny container are dried cranberries, in the middle are green grapes with an elephant pick and in the blue bear are blueberries.
Here are the cutters I used. Please click on the photo to view more items at Bento USA by All Things For Sale.
And Miss G has a heart with a surprised face. At the top left are green and red grapes and at the top right are honeydew melon chunks with face picks.
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Back to school again today. I feel like Sunday nights always sneak up and slap me in the face around 9pm when I realize all that I have to do for the following morning. I wasn’t taking requests today so Miss G gets some square packages that I turned into a lunch “present”. Her sandwiches are Justin’s Almond butter and strawberry whole fruit spread on Ezekiel Low Sodium bread. I made my ribbon out of soy cheese and put a bow pick in the top to keep the two squares together. At the top left is a pile of fresh blueberies from King Family Farm and Market that we visit weekly with a bunny pick and bunny baran (food separator) in the back for decoration. At the top right are grape tomatoes and a blue monkey pick, and at the bottom right are watermelon squares packed in her Hello Kitty Sanrio bento box.
Miss A has the same sandwich on Ezekiel bread with Justin’s almond butter & fruit spread. She has a pair of soy cheese shades and a fruit leather smile on her “cool” face today. To the left of the face is a small square of dried cherries and apricots. At the top left are sliced pears with a pink bunny baran, the top right are watermelon squares and the bottom right is a small container of cashews packed in her pink Hello Kitty Sanrio bento box. Both girls have ice water in their CamelBak kids bottles.
My husband is having black beans and rice with veggies not pictured here. To go along with his main lunch, I packed him a salad of mixed baby greens. On top are sliced baby cucumbers, red grape tomatoes and a mini sweet red pepper cut in half, seeded & shaped into hearts. At the top right are heart shaped strawberries and at the bottom right are carrot & celery sticks packed in his Easy Lunch Box.
Still spring break here so lunches are at home every day. Miss G insisted on helping me with lunch today. I promised her that I’d let her help me more often so she chose the cutters to use and wanted to make lunch for her sister too. Here she is learning how to cut the shapes out of the bread.
She wanted the cute animal faces on her sandwiches so we stamped those on there too. She had peanut butter & agave nectar sandwiches on whole grain bread. A pick of seedless green grapes and below that watermelon squares and 2 halves of a black plum. In the middle is a strawberry. She ate the entire thing because she was SO proud that she made it.
Then next she was on to little A’s lunch. She made her a small car, a star and a shell shaped sandwich that looked more like a small tree when it was done. She also made her a bowl of grapes and car & shell shaped watermelon pieces. Even little A ate almost all her lunch today.
I know it’s WAY too early to be bringing out Easter already, but the kids found my Easter cookie cutter stash last night. It’s “R” week at school so rabbits it is.
Miss G has a big earred rabbit with Veggy brand “cheese” for eyes and nose and the whiskers are fruit leather. The sandwich is almond butter & jam on whole grain bread. At the top right in the squished yellow bunny are cashews, below that are fresh plum slices topped with a prune that she didn’t finish for breakfast. At the top left are watermelon rabbits and below that a few mini carrots.
Today little A gets her own mini version of the R theme. The round rabbit sandwich and the letter R are both almond butter. One has fruit & the other a bit of agave nectar. In the top left star are mandarin oranges, in the green rabbit cup are pineapple chunks and watermelon rabbits and in the orange rabbit container are cashews. Both girls have ice water with their lunches.
I had all the right intentions. Last week was “P” week at the kids’ school. I thought I’d be proactive and ask Miss G what she wanted for her “Q” lunch. The only thing she could come up with was quail so it was decided. All good if NEXT week wasn’t “Q” week, and this week is a review. So much for planning!
So a quail it is on whole grain flat bread with a carrot leg, almond butter & jam inside in a stainless LunchBots container. The 3 baby quails following behind are watermelon chunks. The pink bunny container has mini carrots, the orange sauce container has dip for the carrots and the pink muffin cup has raspberries, blueberries and a big strawberry.
Miss A has a heart shaped flatbread sandwich with almond butter and jam. Underneath it in the squirrel cup are cashews. On the left side are watermelon flowers and heart shaped strawberries below. Both girls have ice water in their kids CamelBak water bottles.