Nothing incredibly exciting but still nice to post to continue to encourage myself and others to pack healthy and cute lunches for our kids. I actually got stopped when I was out with the kids this week. An assistant at the school recognized the kids and commented on how wonderful the bento boxes are and how much healthier they eat because of it. That made me feel GREAT about choosing this style of eating for them. It also reinforced what I don't see and that is because of the choices I make when I put their lunches together they are eating better. I know that I would like more variety and even better things for them to eat but even what they are getting is good. :-)
Here we have turkey on a hamburger bun (the bun is a recurring theme as we always have left over buns after cookouts) with goldfish and grapes. This box came back completely empty so it got sent back the next day but it didn't go over so well the next time. OOps! I guess you live and learn. What works one day doesn't necessarily work the next.
This is the kids favorite bento box, and mine as well. It's harder to pack the right sizes but the way that the box stacks and the size that it makes is a whole lot easier to fit into just about any lunch bag or box. Of course my son won't be caught dead with this box because it's bunny themed but when no one is looking he'll eat out of it and stack it up, too. This is a veggie sandwich with cream cheese, chives, cucumber and lettuce. Yogurt covered raisins accompany it and the snack for the day is well - scooby doo! fruit snacks and goldfish of course. After all that healthy sandwich must be counteracted in some way. At least they think so. They don't know the goldfish are whole grain and that Betty Crocker is one of the few mass marketers that use real fruit juice as one of the main ingredients.