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10
Mar

this week in bento boxes

This week in bento boxes is all about St. Patrick’s day. This week is Spring break, so I won’t be making any lunches for the kiddos – because of that, I made my St. Patty’s day lunches last week. Is it bad that I’m thrilled it’s spring break so I have a week long vacation from making school lunches?! I need a little break to re-engerize. I’m pretty pleased with my St. Patrick’s day lunches – and so were the kids! They were fun and easy to make. Here they are!

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This fun St. Patrick’s day bento was packed in an EasyLunchbox and the kids had identical boxes for their afternoon nutrition break. The larger section held a circle-cut chicken sandwich with a spinach tortilla cut into a shamrock placed on top of the sandwich. The smaller sections held a bell pepper rainbow and cauliflower clouds. I added cute leprechaun ring pick for easy cuteness. I packed the kids a side of ranch dressing (not pictured) for dipping all those veggies!

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This is another really easy but fun St. Patrick’s day bento packed in our 4-square lock and lock box for the kiddos afternoon nutrition break. I removed 2 of the inner squares and each kid got half a ham sandwich. I used my wilton alphabet cutters and cut ‘LUCKY ME’ out of cheese. One kid got the letters, and one kid had the leftover cut-out so there was no waste! I also added a cute shamrock sprinkle for decoration. Cream cheese will help all the details stay in place. For the other squares, the kids had some green jello and sliced cucumbers. I used mini heart cutter and cut 3 hearts out of the cucumber skin to make a clover. So easy!

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This was a really easy lunch to make for the kids afternoon nutrition break packed in our lunchbots duo. One section held 2 ham and cheese sandwiches cut with a shamrock comfort grip cutter. The other section held 2 green silicone flower muffin cups – 1 with cucumber slices and another with kiwi slices with shamrock sprinkles.

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Here’s a St. Patty’s day bento that the kids had for their morning nutrition break packed in our 4-square lock and lock bento box. The sections held green jello, lucky charms cereal, kiwi and grapes with a shamrock ring pick and a green silicone muffin cup with a sliced mint-chip granola bar.

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Here’s another fun St. Patty’s day bento in our orange lunchbots duo for the kids afternoon nutrition break. One section held a fruity rainbow – strawberries, oranges, pineapple, kiwi, blueberries and red (purple) grapes. The other section held a leprechaun sandwich – a circle cut chicken sandwich with a cute leprechaun hat. I used curled carrots for the hair, icing eyes, carrot nose and red pepper mouth. I used cream cheese to keep the details in place.

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Here are a couple matching colourful two-tier bento boxes for the kiddos afternoon nutrition break. The main section held a circle cut turkey sandwich with a cute leprechaun ring pick for instant cuteness. It also held a flower silicone muffin cup with sliced baby carrots (gold coins?!) with a cute shamrock ring pick. The top tier held some sliced cucumbers, and again I used a mini heart cutter to make a shamrock out of the cucumber skin.

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And lastly, a really quick and easy St. Patty’s day morning nutrition break packed in our steeltainer snack container. One section held a rectangle silicone muffin cup with a sliced mint-chip granola bar. The other section held a rainbow fruit salad with a fun ‘Happy St. Patty’s Day’ pick.

Here are the supplies I used to make these lunches:


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11
Mar

this week in bento boxes

We have a few St. Patty’s day bento boxes in the mix this week. Most of them are more snack-ish than lunch-ish. Kirsten has been having both pasta days and pizza days at school each week for a fundraiser for the school. When she has the pasta and pizza days I like to pack her a little snack of fruit or veggies too. I think I was sprinkle happy this week too. Now that I look at the picture, I see way too many sprinkles. Oh well, you’re only young once, lol. I also got some new bento boxes – lunchbots. I love that they are stainless steel. I bought the 2 yellow ones and 2 orange ones. The yellow ones are a bit smaller than the orange ones and they are a great snack size. The lids can be a bit tricky for Kirsten to get off, but we have practiced lots. I found the yellow ones to be a bit looser than the orange ones. They are also not leakproof, so don’t pack anything too liquidy in them. Otherwise, I think they’re pretty great. Here are the bento’s:

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Here we have a cute little St. Patty’s day snack bento in our yellow lunchbot. I never buy sugary cereal, but couldn’t resist a box of lucky charms for St. Patrick’s day. Kirsten thought it was a real treat. She also had some sliced nectarines with shamrock sprinkles.

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This St. Patrick’s day bento was for her afternoon nutrition break. She had a shamrock ham and cheese sandwich. She also had a cute little shamrock silicone cup with craisins and some pretzel sticks. The top tier held some sliced kiwis.

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This was a snack bento for a pizza or pasta day. She had a shamrock smoothie, and some sliced kiwi with blueberries. I added a few mini marshmallows and used my food safe markers to draw on some shamrocks.

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This was another snack bento. The lucky girl had some lucky charms cereal again and some sliced strawberries with rainbow sprinkles.

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And lastly, another cute St. Patrick’s day bento in my orange lunchbot box. She had some blueberries with shamrock sprinkles on one side. On the other side I places some silicone muffin cups in the compartment and she had 2 mini broccoli and cheese quiche with the cutest little smiley faced broccoli picks I have seen. This pick set it too cute!

Here are some of the supplies (or similar) that I used to make these lunches:


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