With a new school year comes a new responsibility for me: making our child lunch every day. Follow along on this new adventure and let’s see how creative I can be with this challenge!
(Check out my Instagram feed for a detailed description of what was for lunch!)
The Bentgo kids box measures roughly 8.5″ wide x 6.5″ tall x 2″ deep so it fits into her lunch bag easily. There’s still room for a juice box and a small snack container too.
Our kid is just as excited as I am about making lunch, and helped come up with a list of possible foods to fill each compartment.
Practice 08.29.17 || Turkey, cheese, and flour tortilla roll up; potato chips; steamed broccoli; diced peaches; M&M’s
Practice 09.01.17 || egg salad sandwich; cucumber slices; roasted and unsalted cashews; a Milano cookie; diced peaches; frozen peas
And the verdict on practice box #2: I’ll take it as a compliment! 👍
Practice 09.02.17 || Butterfly shaped egg sandwich (decorated with a breadstick from Trader Joe’s and edamames); popcorn; cheese cubes; edamame; watermelon; and Guittard semisweet chocolate chips leftover from a baking project
Practice 09.03.17 || Pasta with butter; cucumber slices; animal crackers from Trader Joe’s; a turkey hot dog; asian pear; and ketchup for dipping
I found these vinyl stickers at Michael’s with her current obsession: mermaids!! They’re only $4 per pack (or less if you have a coupon!) and there are many designs (we put a sloth on her water bottle). The stickers are water and dishwasher proof so let’s see how long they last!
Practice 09.04.17 || smoked salmon sushi rolls (with a little bit of ponzu sauce in the small container for dipping); steamed broccoli; edamame with some little heart shaped carrots; diced peaches; and a Lindt chocolate ball for something sweet
09.05.17 || My husband and I joked that we should create a separate IG account showing what he eats for lunch. 😉 I went ahead and packed him a lunch today too. Turkey sandwich on marathon bread from Wegmans; carrot sticks; chickpeas; cashews; and pretzel sticks.
09.06.17 || I wanted today’s #bentgolunchbox to be extra special since it’s her first day kindergarten. I made little skewers of turkey and small mozzarella cheese balls; water crackers; sliced cucumbers; peas and chickpeas; and a little pack of Sixlets. Plus a juice box and some popcorn and goldfish crackers for snack time.
09.07.17 || Still going with an underwater theme today: fish shaped tuna sandwich (with candy eye and lips); cheese cubes; animal crackers; cucumber slices; diced peaches; and some Sixlets.
09.08.17 || Happy FriYay, everyone! Woo hoo, first week down! The plan is for her to buy lunch at school on Fridays but her teachers encouraged bringing lunch the first week until the kids get acclimated to the lunch process, how the cafeteria works, etc. So it was another packed lunch for today: leftover spaghetti noodles with butter and cheese; Tyson panko crusted chicken nuggets; sautéed spinach; edamame; diced peaches; and ketchup.
09.11.17 || Luckily, our girl enjoys leftovers! 😊 Made lunch prep for Monday a breeze! Rice balls; grilled turkey hot dog; a chocolate chip cookie bar treat from Trader Joe’s; goldfish crackers; sliced corn from a cob; cucumbers; and diced peaches.
09.12.17 || Pearl couscous; steamed broccoli; Belgioioso mozzarella “pearl” cheese balls; a cookie from the Trader Joes “convivial” box; shredded grilled teriyaki chicken (gotta love leftovers!); diced pears
09.13.17 || Egg salad sandwich puzzle; some Trader Joe’s breadstick crackers; cucumbers; animal crackers; watermelon; semisweet “super” chocolate chips from Guittard chocolate; and hummus for dipping
09.13.17 || I forgot to include a juice box in her lunch today and knew she wouldn’t be happy about it when I picked her up from school (I promised she could take one on Wednesdays). I apologized by way of chocolate penguin from Burdick’s. 🙂
09.14.17 || “Octopus spaghetti” (as she likes to call it); sautéed spinach; Belgioioso cheese mozzarella pearls; steamed broccoli; watermelon; Asian pear; and a little milk chocolate mouse from Burdick Chocolate for a treat!
09.15.17 || This was more of a supplement to the pizza lunch she wanted to get from the cafeteria, plus her snack (usually it’s bagged separately). Popcorn; 1/2 a banana; peaches; sweet peas; and some M&Ms as a treat