21
Oct

this week in bento boxes

Happy Sunday everyone! We’ve had a busy weekend here. This week in bento boxes has a Halloween theme this week. With Halloween right around the corner, the kiddos are starting to get really excited. They have loved their Halloween lunches this week and I’ll have to continue them this week as well. Looks like I’ll need to hit the grocery store this afternoon, lol. Here are some of their lunches from this past week:

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This spooky lunch was packed in an Easylunchbox and both the kids had an identical one – makes my life so much easier! The larger section held a sandwich cut with my wilton comfort grip pumpkin. I used a mini triangle cutter and a peapod cutter from my mini cutter sets to make the pumpkin face. The sandwich was ham and cheese with the cheese being the top inside layer so it would show through. The other sections held a black flower silicone muffin cup with sliced baby carrots, and a pumpkin silicone muffin cup with orange jello.

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This Halloween bento was for Kirsten’s morning nutrition break and was packed in our lock and lock 4 square box. I took 2 containers out and filled that section with a fruit salad consisting of sliced kiwi, clementine segments, red grapes and raspberries. It had an adorable ghost pick. 1 box held a minigo yogurt that I peeled the label off of and drew on a ghost with a sharpie. The last box held a sliced cereal bar.

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This scary monster bento was for Camden’s afternoon nutrition break and packed in our newest bento box – the lego bento box. I got one for each of the kids and also a smaller inner lego box. The kids absolutely love them. Here’s what the bento box looks like:

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This bento held a sealed chicken and cheese sandwich using my square sandwich sealer. It was the perfect shape to fit right into this box. I added a wilton plastic monster to the top – I think they are supposed to be cupcake toppers. The lego lunch box also held a rectangle silicone muffin cup with sliced cucumbers – alternating peeled and not peeled, a sliced cheesestring and another lego box inside:

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The smaller lego box fits nicely right inside the larger lego box and opens to hold a smaller amount of food or snack. I stuck a box of yogurt covered raisins in there. My lego loving son, just loved this bento box. I got Kirsten the larger white box and smaller bright purple one for inside. She just loves it too. They are really easy to open and close, hold a full meal, and are incredibly cute! They also come in a wide variety of colours so it was easy to pick some favourites for my kiddos!

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Here’s another Halloween bento in our Easylunchboxes and again, both the kids had identical ones. The larger section held a ghost cheese quesadilla. I used my wilton comfort grip ghost cutter to make the quesadillas. Then I used my food safe markers to draw on a ghost face. The other sections held an orange flower silicone muffin cup with sliced baby carrots, and a container of Dole clementine segments – I used a sharpie to draw on a jack o’lantern face – I saw that idea on pinterest last year. Definitely cute!

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And lastly, here’s Camden’s version of the lock and lock that Kirsten had above. Again, I removed 2 boxes and added a fruit salad consisting of sliced kiwi, clementine segments, red grapes and raspberries. His fruit salad had 2 spooky green hands reaching out to him. He just loved this!! He also had a minigo yogurt with the label peeled off and a spooky ghost face put on it with a sharpie and a sliced cereal bar.

Here are the supplies I used to make these lunches:


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6 thoughts on “this week in bento boxes

  1. Jennifer

    I was wondering how you prepare the quesadilla. Is it pre-cooked and then refrigerated to eat cold? I’ve been looking online on how to pack one without sending it warm and breeding bacteria in the lunch box. Thanks!

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    1. Jill Post author

      Hi Jennifer! Yes, I pre-cook them and then refrigerate them. The kids will eat them cold. Maybe try this first at home before sending them to school and see if your kids will eat them cold. I hope that helps!

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