28
Sep

this week in bento boxes

Happy Sunday everyone! I can’t believe the weekend is almost over. We had a gorgeous weekend here with Summer-like temperatures and I’m sad to see it go. The rainy Fall weather will be returning tomorrow so we really wanted to enjoy what could possibly be the last nice weekend we have for awhile. We spent the entire day outside and the kids are pooped. I’m going to sneak this post in while they are winding down right now. We had another successful week in bento-making and here are some of the lunches they enjoyed…

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Here are a couple nearly matching lunches packed in our EasyLunchboxes – Mr. Moustache and Mrs. Lips. They had ham and cheese sandwiches with boston lettuce hair, candy eyes and a moustache pick for Cam and a lips pick for Kirsten. They had a silicone muffin cup with sliced cheesestring and some sliced naval oranges.

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More matching lunches – this time packed in our Rubbermaid LunchBlox lunch kits. The kids had leftover pizza from supper in the largest container. The smaller containers held red grapes with a cute pick, a silicone muffin cup with sliced mini cucumbers, mini pretzel twists and a silicone muffin cup with sliced cheesestring.

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And finally, here’s a lock and lock 4-square bento that Camden enjoyed for lunch. He had half a turkey sandwich with a cute piece of froggy baran. The other two containers held sliced kiwi, and sliced cucumber with a cute frog pick.

Here are the supplies I used to make these lunches (contains affiliate links):

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24
Sep

DIY lunchables

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You’ve seen those convenient, pre-packaged and processed lunches in the grocery store, right? Well did you know that you can make your own at home?! It’s not only a much healthier option for your kids, but it really is easy too. I think, from the picture above, you can see what the better lunch choice is. Please visit CBC Parents to see how I made this homemade lunchable-style lunch.

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23
Sep

Food Art: A Fruity Fall Tree

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Yesterday was the first official day of Fall even though the leaves having been changing for over a month now where I live. It’s my favourite time of year and I love the gorgeous reds, yellows and oranges that our leaves change to. This yummy and fruity Fall snack was simple to make and I bet your kids will love it. Please visit Kix Cereal to find out how I made it!

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20
Sep

this week in bento boxes

Happy weekend everyone! It’s been a dark and dreary Saturday here and I’ve been busy being mommy taxi today to the kids and their extracurriculars. We’ve now completed 3 weeks of school and it really is flying by. I’m back in the swing of making school lunches and my creativity is slowly coming back. Here are some of the lunches that my kiddos enjoyed this week:

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This Star Wars lunch was for my Star Wars loving little guy and is packed in our Rubbermaid lunchblox kit. The large blue container held a turkey sandwich and I used a plunger Yoda cookie cutter to stamp a yoda impression on the bread. The green container held a silicone muffin cup with marble cheese stars, and wheat thin crackers. The orange container held baby carrots, sliced cucumbers and a cool light sabre pick. Cam loved this lunch and has been asking for more Star Wars themes!

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This quick and easy lunch was for Kirsten and it was packed in our lock and lock 4-square box. I removed two of the squares and put half a turkey sandwich in the container. I added a cute piece of elephant baran for instant cuteness. The other square containers held sliced cucumbers, and sliced kiwi with a pink elephant pick.

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The kids enjoyed these matching yumboxes one day this week. In the protein section they had turkey roll-ups and a silicone muffin cup with marble cheese cut into shapes. The grains section held wheat thin crackers. The veggie section held sliced cucumbers – each with a cute pick – and the fruit section held sliced apples with caramel dip in the middle container. The dairy section held vanilla yogurt with strawberry sauce swirled in.

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And lastly, a sweet bento for my little Kirsten packed in our Rubbermaid lunchblox kit. The large pink container held a turkey sandwich. I used my wilton alphabet cutters to cut ‘I LOVE YOU’ out of marble cheese and a small heart cutter to cut a heart out of red apple skin leftover from a snack. The purple container held flower-cut cantaloupe and watermelon and the green container held a silicone muffin cup with sliced baby carrots and mini pretzel twists.

Here are the supplies I used to make these lunches:

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