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26
Oct

this week in bento boxes

The countdown to Halloween is on. We’ve got 5 days to go and the kids are pumped. We picked out our pumpkins yesterday and we’re ready to carve them this afternoon. It looks like it’s going to be a bitter cold night for trick-or-treating where we are, but I’m sure that won’t stop these kids. I made them a couple Halloween-style lunches last week and they are looking forward to more of the same for this week. Check them out….

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The kids had matching spooky lunches in their Rubbermaid Lunchblox lunch kits. The largest container held a turkey sandwich. I used plastic eyeball picks, and a lip pops lollipop mouth for the facial features. The smaller containers held pretzel sticks, a silicone muffin cup with special ghost cookies, baby carrots, green grapes and a cute ghost pick. They also had a ghost yogurt drink. I peeled the label off a yogurt drink and drew a ghost face on with a sharpie marker. So simple and so cute! The kids loved it.

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They also had a matching jack o’lantern lunch in their EasyLunchboxes. The main compartment held a ham sandwich. I used a slice of cheddar cheese and cut a jack o’lantern face out of it with my small bento cutters. I stuck a leaf pick in the top of the sandwich for the stem. The other compartments held fancy cut cucumbers (use a veggie peeler to peel 3 strips around a cucumber, then cut and arrange the cucumbers in a checkerboard fashion), and a mandarin orange cup with adorable jack o’lantern sticker faces.

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

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19
Oct

this week in bento boxes

Happy Sunday! Halloween is sneaking up on us and I’ve started making spooky and fun lunches for the kiddos for school. This week the kids enjoyed 2 matching Halloween bento boxes and I’m ready to make more this week!

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The first Halloween lunch is packed in their EasyLunchboxes. The large compartment held a mini silicone loaf pan with sliced cheesestring and pepperoni. I put some round Saltine crackers beside the silicone mold. The other compartments held a silicone muffin cup with sliced baby carrots and a cute cupcake ring pick and a container of unsweetened applesauce with a spooky vinyl face on top – I found the spooky vinyl faces at the dollar store.

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Next is a couple matching spooky lunches in their Rubbermaid Lunchblox Kits. The large sandwich container held a turkey sandwich with Halloween icing eyes and a lip pop Halloween pick – leftover from the lollipop. The other containers held crinkle cup cucumbers and sliced green apple with a spider ring pick and pretzel sticks with a silicone muffin cup holding sliced cheesestring.

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

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13
Oct

this week in bento boxes

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends! This week in bento boxes is all about matching lunches. My kids have been getting a lot of matching lunches lately and I’ve been loving it. It saves me time, energy and creativity, lol. The kids have been loving it too. It’s a win-win for everyone. Here are some of the lunches they have enjoyed lately:

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First up is a set of matching lunches in their lock and lock 4 square boxes. One box held a silicone muffin cup with a hard-boiled egg. The second box held rainbow goldfish crackers. The third box held sliced baby carrots, and the fourth box held a silicone muffin cup with sliced cheesestring and a cute bento pick.

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Next up is a set of matching yumboxes – green for Camden and pink for Kirsten. The protein section held sliced meatballs that were leftover from supper. The grains section held wheat thins crackers and the veggie section held a silicone muffin cup with sliced cucumbers and a cute bento pick. The fruit section held half a banana, the dairy section held sliced cheesestring and the centre circle held some yummy fruit chews.

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Lastly, a pair of matching EasyLunchboxes featuring leftover deep dish pizza from dinner. They also had some fresh green grapes with a cute pick and a silicone muffin cup with crinkle-cut cucumbers.

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05
Oct

this week in bento boxes

Happy Sunday! I can’t believe the weekend is almost over. Time has been flying by lately. Here are some recent school lunches that my kiddos have enjoyed…

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Camden enjoyed the Star Wars lunch that I made him a couple weeks ago so much that I decided to make him another one. This super awesome Star Wars lunch was packed in our Rubbermaid LunchBlox lunch kit. The largest container held a ham and cheese sandwich. I used my wilton alphabet cutters to cut ‘STAR WARS’ out of marble cheese. I placed two lightsabre picks on top of the sandwich. The other containers held watermelon stars (large) and cantaloupe stars (small), mini pretzel twists and a silicone muffin cup with sliced baby carrots.

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I also made special lunch for my special little lady. She just loves birds (as does her bird nerd mama), so I decided to make her a sweet little birdie lunch packed in our Rubbermaid LunchBlox lunch kit. The largest container held a bed of lettuce with a turkey sandwich cut into a bird shape with a cookie cutter. I used a jewel pick for the eye and cut legs out of carrot. The other containers held sliced cucumbers and baby carrots with an adorable birdie pick, and wheat thin crackers with a silicone muffin cup of marble cheese stars.

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And here’s a couple matching yumbox lunches for the littles. In the protein section I cut up some leftover BBQ’d hotdogs that were leftover from dinner. The grains section held large goldfish crackers and the veggie section held sliced mini cucumbers. The fruit section held fresh blueberries and fresh strawberries with my favourite eye bento picks on top of the strawberries. The dairy section held sliced marble cheesestring and I put some yummy fruit chews in the centre.

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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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