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12
May

Yumbox bento boxes and a coupon code!

It’s no secret that I love my Yumbox lunch boxes. I love their bright and colourful design and I love how easy they are to pack. The sections help take the guess-work out of what to pack in the kid’s lunches and it also ensures that my kids are eating a well-balanced meal. When I am exhausted and packing their lunches at the end of the day, this is my go-to box. Here are a couple boxes that the kids enjoyed today:

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Yumbox has generously offered Meet the Dubiens readers a 15% off coupon code, good through the end of May 2014. Enter MTD15 at checkout to get your discount. Go visit YUMBOX HERE.

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09
Apr

Easter School Lunch For Kids

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This adorable little chickie bento box is my latest creation for CBC Parents. It’s not only cute, but it’s healthy too. And did I mention it’s easy to make?! Now that’s a perfect Easter lunch! Find out how I made it by visiting CBC Parents.

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22
Mar

this week in bento boxes

Happy Saturday night everyone! The kids and I are watching Frozen for the millionth time (LOVE it!) and I thought I’d take a few minutes to share some recent bento boxes the kiddos have enjoyed…..

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This first bright and colourful bento was for Kirsten’s afternoon nutrition break and packed in one of our bright EasyLunchboxes. The large compartment held half a turkey and lettuce sandwich with a cute pink raccoon piece of baran. I also stuck in a marble cheesestring. The smaller compartments held a mini pear and a mini cucumber with pea pods. I added the matching pink raccoon pick for instant cuteness!

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Camden had a very similar lunch for his afternoon nutrition break also packed in one of our EasyLunchboxes. The largest compartment held half a turkey and lettuce sandwich with a cute panda piece of baran and a soccer ball pick. I also stuck in a marble cheesestring. The smaller compartments held sliced strawberries, a mini cucumber with a panda pick and baby carrots.

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This yummy bento was for Kirsten’s morning nutrition break and packed in a 4-section flat tray bento box. The sections held sliced strawberries and raspberries with a cute pick, pretzel goldfish crackers, a sliced cereal bar and a couple pieces of watermelon.

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Lastly, here’s our lock and lock 4-square bento box that Camden had for his afternoon nutrition break. I removed 2 of the square containers and placed half a sandwich in the container. I put some fishy marble cheese cut-outs on top of the sandwich. The other 2 sections held fresh blueberries with a cute whale pick and some giant goldfish crackers.

Here are the supplies I used to make these lunches:


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09
Mar

this week in bento boxes

It’s March break and I am definitely looking forward to a 1 week holiday from lunch-making. Don’t get me wrong, I love making fun lunches for my kids, but sometimes we all need a little break. Life has been pretty hectic with all the kids extracurriculars after school that I’ve been having a hard time getting it all done. My kids usual lunches have been less on the cute side and more on the quick and easy side. Here are a few recent lunches that the kiddos have enjoyed….

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This cute owl bento is packed in an EasyLunchbox and Kirsten enjoyed it for her afternoon nutrition break. The main compartment held a full turkey, and lettuce sandwich. I made an owl on top of the sandwich with cheese, carrot and blueberries. I used a variety of bento cutters I had to make the owl. The other sections held fresh red grapes and a silicone cup with flower-cut cucumbers with leaf picks.

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Here’s a fun yumbox that Camden enjoyed for his afternoon nutrition break. The protein section held ham roll-ups, the grains section held small whole-wheat crackers, the veggie section held crinkle cut cucumbers and sliced baby carrots, the fruit section held sliced strawberries with a cute froggy pick, and the dairy section held yogurt. I put some chocolate-covered sunflower seeds in the centre for a treat.

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This bento box is a flat tray with 4 sections and Kirsten enjoyed it for her morning nutrition break. The sections held sliced pineapple rings, pretzel sticks, a blueberry muffin bar and fresh blueberries with a lion pick.

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Finally, here’s a super easy bento packed in our lock and lock 4-square container that Camden enjoyed for his morning nutrition break. The squares held fresh red grapes, a minigo yogurt, a sliced cereal bar, and a sliced baby cucumber with a lion pick.

Here are the supplies I used to make these bento boxes:


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