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:
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!
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.
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.
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:
And we’re back in the swing of things. Now that the kids are in so many extracurriculars after school and in the evenings, I’m really having to manage my time efficiently to get these lunches made and photographed before dusk. Hopefully within the next couple weeks I’ll get myself into a good routine. The kids are settled into their new classes and loving their homemade school lunches. Here is a sampling of some of the lunches they enjoyed this week. FYI, in order to make things A LOT easier for me this year, you are going to see that the kids are getting a lot of the same lunches. It saves me so much time in planning and creativity, and in the actual lunch-making itself.
The first of their matching lunches were packed in their EasyLunchboxes. In the main compartment they each had a slice of pizza that was leftover from the previous night’s dinner. Packing leftovers is an awesome way to save time! They had silicone muffin cups with sliced cucumbers and a cute pick, and alternating slices of naval orange and apple with another cute pick. The orange slices in between the apple slices keep the apples from browning.
Their next lunches were packed in yumboxes – pink and green. In the protein section they had sliced cheesestring, in the grains section they had whole grain goldfish crackers, in the veggie section they had crinkle-cut cucumbers, in the fruit section they had sliced navel oranges with a cute pick, in the dairy section they had vanilla yogurt swirled with strawberry sauce and some chocolate chips in the middle that they could add to their yogurt for a yummy treat!
And lastly, some homemade lunchable-type lunches in their lock-and-lock 4 square containers. In one section they had lunch-meat roll-ups, in another section they had a silicone muffin cup with sliced cheesestring and a cute pick, in another section they had wheat thins crackers, and in the last container was fresh raspberries.
These are the supplies I used to make these lunches:
This super easy and super fun back-to-school bento box is sure to please your little school-goers. To find out how I made it, please visit CBC Parents! You’re kids are going to love it!
Whew. First week down, many, many more to go. I did pretty well in the bento box lunch department this week. I lost my mojo towards the end of last year and was rarely photographing my kids school lunches. Their extracurriculars were taking up a lot of their (and mine) after-school time and I found myself making their lunches late at night instead of my usual before supper time. This made them hard to photograph. I’m ready to give this another go this year. Here are the kid’s lunches from their first day of school! I have a first grader and a second grader and I couldn’t be prouder of them!
They both had nearly identical lunches – I find it so much easier for me to pack them the same lunches everyday. The little differences are just because of their personal food preferences.
Kirsten’s lunch was packed in her Rubbermaid Lunchblox lunch kit. In the pink sandwich container she had a ham and lettuce sandwich and I used my Wilton mini alphabet cutters to cut ’2nd Grade’ out of cheddar cheese. I didn’t need to use anything to attach the cheese letters because the lid snugly holds the details in place. In the smaller rectangular containers she had a silicone muffin cup with raspberries and some sliced kiwi with a cute school bus pick and some cut sugar snap peas and baby carrots with a ’2′ number pick and a tomato pick. I used a small lunchblox container to hold some ranch dressing for dipping her veggies.
Camden also had his lunch packed in his Rubbermaid Lunchblox lunch kit. He also had a ham and lettuce sandwich, and I cut ’1st Grade’ out of cheddar cheese with my Wilton mini alphabet cutters and placed it on top of his sandwich. His smaller rectangular containers held a silicone muffin cup with raspberries and sliced kiwi with that cute school bus pick again! The other container held sliced cucumbers (because Camden doesn’t like sugar snap peas) with a number ’1′ food pick and some baby carrots. He also had a smaller Rubbermaid lunchblox container with ranch dressing for dipping.
Here are the supplies I used to make these lunches:
Here we are. The final day of ‘Bento Week’ here at Meet the Dubiens. To end this week with a bang, we’re going to have a giveaway. I chose some of my most favourite new items I have been using – all from Bento USA/All Things for Sale. They have anything you could ever want to make bento. Check out their amazing stock!!
Without further ado, this is what we’ll be giving away:
It’s a pretty awesome giveaway! This giveaway will include:
1. A brand new Goodbyn Hero lunch box in blue – found HERE
2. A brand new set of CuteZCute Cuddle Palz sandwich and deco cutter set – found HERE
3. A brand new set of bento essential carving, cutting and scooping tools – found HERE
4. A set of 3 brand new silicone heart food cups – large size – found HERE
5. A set of brand new super cute bento eye picks – found HERE
6. A set of 3 silicone bento dividers – found HERE
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