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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Bento #54 and 54 1/2

Hello!  I know it's been a while since I've posted a bento.  I've been making some, but not as often as I would like to.  So, I've decided to try to make a bento a least 3 times a week.  (My eating choices are always so much better when I pack my lunch!)
Below are bentos for me and my daughter.  (Hence, the 54 1/2!)  Almost the same thing...see below!

We both have turkey and ham roll ups with lettuce, veggie cream cheese and green onions.  
I have celery and carrots with blue cheese dressing for dipping.
She has broccoli, carrots, and green peppers with ranch for dipping. 
I have sliced apples and low fat caramel sauce
She has mandarin oranges with a palm tree pic (we just got back from Florida)

So, here's my first one for the week!  I'll post another tomorrow!  Enjoy! 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Bentos #52 and #53

That's right!  It's two...Two...TWO for the price of one!  One for me and one for my daughter!  Here's mine:

It's a really simple bento for work tomorrow.

Bottom:  Turkey and cheese lettuce wrap
Top:  Celery sticks and Cheddar Cheese
On the side:  Fiber 1 bar and bleu cheese dip for dipping

After I packed this, and started putting it away, I found 1/2 a cucumber that was wanting to travel tomorrow!  (HA!) So, I sliced him up and put him in with the celery.

Now, for my daughter's bento:

This bento idea came from Momables.  I subscribed to it in the beginning of the year for about 6 months.  I felt like I was fixing the same bentos all the time, so I purchased a subscription for myself for Christmas last year.  Each week I'd print off my weekly menus and kept them in a binder.  Tonight, I had her pick out several things from the binder that she would eat.  Then, I fixed one of them to surprise her tomorrow.  Here's what she's having:

Bottom tier:  Watermelon, carrots
Top Tier:  Asian Chicken skewers, cheddar cheese
Outside bento:  Garden vegetable dip for carrots, bbq sauce for chicken, thermos of chocolate milk

And!  A bonus bento!  Remember my post from yesterday?  Showing you my best friend's very first bento?  Well, she sent me their bento for tomorrow!  Here it goes:

A Hamburger bento!  I have one of these!  See it here!

On to what's in her bento:

Left:  Cucumbers and carrots
Middle:  Slim Jim and Cheese stick
Right:  Grapes and Strawberries
On the side:  PB&J and gummies

Hope everyone is off to a great start to their school year!


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bento #51

Here is Rosemary's Bento for lunch tomorrow.  It's simple, but what she wanted.

Top left corner:  Ham, Turkey, and Cheese roll up
Top right corner:  Carrots
Bottom left corner:  Watermelon and Cantaloupe (fresh from our garden!)
Bottom right corner:  Pudding and ranch dip for the carrots

And shout out to my best friend and her kiddo in Florida!  They made their very first bento EVER for their first day of school tomorrow!  Here it is!

Top tier:  Grapes and a Bunny egg
Bottom tier:  Cucumber slices and string cheese
On the side:  PB&J and gummies

I am so proud of them!


School's Back in Session!

School started again, and we are getting back into our school routine...which means BENTOS!  Be on the look out for some lunches posted soon! 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bento #50!!

I made it to Bento #50!  And this bento is, again, made for my daughter.  She wanted the roll-ups again, so it isn't as exciting as I wanted it to be.  (She isn't up for branching out her taste buds...yet!)  Here is her lunch for tomorrow:

She picked out my Hamburger Bento to use for tomorrow. 

Top:  In the green cup are mixed berries; pears

Bottom:  Carrot sticks and dip, turkey, ham, and cheese roll-ups

Go-gurt on the side

She really like today's lunch, and was excited about tomorrow's lunch.  She told me what to make for the main part (protein part), but then wanted to leave the room so I could assemble it all together.  She said she likes to go to lunch and be surprised by the picks!  LOL! 


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bento #49

Look at me!  Almost to Bento #50!  I'll have to think of something special for #50!

Tomorrow's bento is for my daughter, again.  She liked the one so much last week that she asked for another for this week.  (And has requested another one for Friday!)  So, the other bento I fixed for her must have been a hit!  Here's what she's having for lunch tomorrow:

She walked around the grocery store with me and picked out what she wanted in her meal, and left it up to me to put/design it in her bento.

In the blue container on the left:  Turkey, Ham, and Swiss pinwheels.  I cut them and put them on a pick to hold the 3 together.

In the green container:  Tropical Fruit Salad

Purple container:  Carrots and ranch dressing.

I was trying to get her to be more adventurous with her veggie and fruit choices, but she wasn't biting.  (Ha-Ha!)   I guess baby steps.  Hey!  The bento I fix for her tomorrow will be my 50th one!  So, SHE'LL get the special bento!  Hmmm...gotta think of something gooooooooodddddd.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Bento #48

Tomorrow's bento isn't made for me, but for my 10 year old daughter.  Sadly, this is a last minute, thrown together, bento.  Had she given me a little notice that she wanted me to make her a bento (this is THE FIRST I've ever made her!), it would have been an extra special one.  I am short all kinds of things and need to get to the grocery desperately, but won't be able to get there until Thursday.  So, I had to work with what we had.  I, at least, made her leave the kitchen, so the bento would be some sort of surprise for her when she opens it up tomorrow.   Here goes:

On the left:  I made turkey and cheese kabobs. I used turkey luncheon meat, string cheese, and cheddar cheese.  I cut the string cheese into "coins" and wrapped the turkey around them.  Then, I cut cheddar cheese into hearts ('cause I love her!).  Put them on my picks and....ta-da! 

On the right:  Fresh mixed berries, carrots, and Bacon Ranch dip

In the lunch bag:  Cherry jello and vanilla pudding.  (Not together!  HA!)

Like I said, I was running low on fun things to put in here.  (One reason why I wasn't making myself one.)  But, she saw me making the boys lunches and decided she wanted one, too.  Hope she likes it!