Daily Bento

17 Mar

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

You would not believe how gloomy it is here today. We’re expecting severe thunderstorms all day so it looks like night-time outside but that’s okay because Cam has lots of rainbows in her lunch and snack!


St. Patrick's Day Snack

For snack today, Cam has carrot and cheese ‘gold coins’ (you guys will just have to use your imaginations), and a Leprechaun’s snack mix of pretzel sticks, a few green chocolate-covered candies, and a small handful of Lucky Charms.

She never gets marshmallowy cereals but I just couldn’t resist.

St. Patrick's Day Bento

For lunch, she has a rainbow of veggies (tomatoes, carrots, corn, and peas) with rice, three spinach shamrocks, and the word ‘lucky’ stamped out of cheddar cheese. She also has salami and cheddar roll-ups, a dye free green cupcake topped with vanilla frosting (more on that in a bit), and just a few more green chocolate candies in the clover box.

It’s hard to see but that cupcake is green. Very green. To make it green without the help of artificial dyes I used … spinach!

Sounds crazy but it totally works and no, you don’t taste it.

Just blend 4 cups of fresh spinach with the liquid ingredients of your favorite cake mix and then mix and bake as usual. You’ll end up with bright green and slightly healthier cupcakes. 😉


2 Responses to “Daily Bento”

  1. Jenn March 17, 2014 at 8:29 pm #

    Lunch looks great and I love the spinach idea!


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