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Daily Bento

1 May

For lunch today I warmed the last of the homemade herb rolls and put it in Camryn’s thermos to keep it soft and warm until lunch time. I was going to make a sandwich with it today but she wouldn’t hear of it. So I wrapped a slice of deli turkey around some cheddar cheese, sliced into bite-sized pieces, and then put a few picks in for easy eating.

She also has a cara cara orange, grapes, and watermelon balls in her Lock&Lock four square box.


Daily Bento

30 Apr

We’re getting back on track today after a long weekend that included Camryn’s birthday party, a trip to a bouncy place, and a day off of school yesterday.

It’s nice to be getting back into our regular routine again.

I made a loaf of sandwich bread and some herb rolls last night.

Cam and I each had a roll fresh out of the oven.

My intention was to just have a bite to try it but before I knew it, I had devoured the entire thing.

No shame – or self-control, evidently.

Seriously. Is there anything better than freshly baked bread warm from the oven?

Camryn said I had to put one in her lunch today. So I did.

Also in her lunch  are some carrot and celery sticks, a mozzarella cheese stick cut into bite-sized pieces, Greek yogurt with organic granola, and watermelon balls.

Daily Bento – The Day After

26 Apr

We had a date with a mouse last night.

There was pizza and cake and lots of artificial food dyes followed by more cake and ice cream and running and screaming and ripping presents open and playing with presents and staying up way too late.

Yeah so…

Today seemed like a good day for a little detox.


For lunch today Cam has a veggie salad that contains mixed spring greens, broccoli, green beans, and carrot sticks. She also has a fruit salad that contains cara cara orange slices, strawberries, and grapes. I put popcorn chips and a Babybel cheese in the long section of her Lunchbots Trio.

She also has some organic mac n’ cheese in her thermos.

Happy Weekend

Daily Bento

22 Apr

Instead of asking Camryn what she wanted for lunch, I asked which lunchbox she wanted her lunch to be packed in.

She went right for her Yubo.

We don’t use it very often simply because I haven’t purchased the drink holder for it yet and it can be tricky to fit a drink inside unless you configure everything just right.

When we do use it, this lunchbox gets so much attention at her lunch table. Especially because it has her name on it. When you’re little, things with your name on them tend to be a pretty big deal. Especially when you have an uncommon name like Cam does.

In today’s lunch:

  • Chocolate hazelnut spread sandwich
  • Pretzel crisps
  • Spinach
  • Carrot sticks
  • Mozzarella cheese slices
  • Pineapple & grapes
  • Juice box



Daily Bento

19 Apr


For lunch today, Camryn has:

  • 2 Croissants
  • Strawberries
  • Mozzarella cheese stick
  • Pumpkin seeds in the rainbow box
  • Greek yogurt with goji berries and granola
  • Spinach
  • Carrot coins

Daily Bento

12 Apr


April showers make for gloomy pictures.

I won’t complain, this is my favorite part of spring. In this area, the earliest part of spring greets us with an over abundance of bugs that fly around and sting you. Bees, wasps, and hornets all come out in full force come mid-March.

That random bit of information brings me to a story now because it relates to the topic of flying, stinging bugs and had I not seen it for myself, I would have never believed it to be true.

My husband and I were walking out of a restaurant after breakfast one morning. As we rounded the corner and headed out into the parking lot we passed a wall of shrubs. The biggest hornets you’ve ever seen in all your days were flying all over the place and one just so happened to fly toward my husband’s face. Without hesitation, he grabbed that hornet out of the sky with his bare hand and threw it on the ground!

Who does that?

Crazy people… that’s who.

Also, people lookin’ to get stung – that’s who too!

How he managed to come away from that situation without meeting the business end of a hornet I’ll never know.

I don’t much care for stinging bugs so it’s nice to know that I married someone who will vanquish them without hesitation for me.

Anyway, the bees, wasps, and hornets haven’t been around so much in the last few days so I’m thinking that I’ve made it safely through another year. Although my little friend Noah was just stung in the armpit yesterday so maybe my relief is premature.

I should probably give it a few more days before I declare an official victory.

For lunch today Cam has a panda sandwich in a fancy hat filled with Biscoff, two cheese flowers, organic strawberries, and veggie chips.

Happy Weekend! 😉

Daily Bento

10 Apr


Because I need another lunch box like I need a kick in the teeth…



Although this one was so cute, I couldn’t pass it up.

I found it on Amazon and had to have it. I have a thing for whimsical owls. I love ’em. They remind me of Camryn.


Lemme explain:

Her Father picked out her name and before she was born, I started referring to her as “Ryn” or “Rynie” which sounds a lot like “wren” to me so her nursery was done in a bird theme and pretty much everything that belonged to her had birds on it. It’s still that way, birds have sort of become her trademark.

And because it’s an absolute fact of life that owls are super smart and she’s super smart, owls remind me of her. Hence, the owl lunch box.

I hope all that rambling makes sense.



It today’s super simple lunch Cam has a Biscoff kitty sandwich, a sliced mozzarella cheese stick, veggie chips, and grapes.






Daily Bento

9 Apr


Another lunch in our LunchBots Trio!

For lunch today I used our FunBites Cube It! to cut a chicken sandwich into fun, bite-sized cubes. I also filled up Camryn’s Lunchbots Trio with cherry tomatoes, carrot coins, broccoli, grapes, veggie chips, and a sliced mozzarella stick.

Cam eats like a little bird (honestly, I wonder how she survives sometimes) so there was enough food leftover for her to eat for snack this afternoon.




Daily Bento

8 Apr


Lunch today is in our new Lunchbots container that Camryn picked out.

So far we’re really liking our new container. The size is just right for the amount of food that she eats and I love the way the box is divided. My only complaint is that Camryn has a hard time opening it. I wondered about this before I bought it. Luckily, there is a lunch room helper at her school to help her if she needs it.

Camryn has four chicken sandwiches, veggie chips, carrot coins, mozzarella cheese, grapes, and cherry tomatoes.



Daily Bento

3 Apr

For lunch today Cam has a vegan snack cake that I made last night, Babybel cheese, chopped organic gala apple, carrot coins, and some cheese crackers for a little something salty.