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Daily Bento

17 Apr

As promised yesterday, I have a new lunchbox to show you.

Yes, another lunch box.

You can’t possibly be surprised at this point.

Or maybe you’re new to this blog. In that case – Hello. Nice to see you, I’m glad you stopped by. Additionally, you should know that I hoard lunch boxes.

I suppose hoarding may be taking it a little too far. Can it actually be called hoarding if all of the lunch containers and bento accessories are neatly organized and out of sight in my kitchen? I mean, no one is having to actually climb over or wade through a mountain of lunch packing accessories to get from the front door to the kitchen so…

Maybe we can just call it a lack of self-control fueled by a deep love of all things bento-related instead.

I do think I’m done buying  lunch boxes for a while though.

Or at least until I can free up some cabinet space.

You know, I hardly use my immersion blender. 😉


Anyway, here’s the latest addition to my ever-growing lunch stash:

Laptop Lunches Bento Lunch Box 2.0 – Garden

Isn’t it bright and cheery?

In this Laptop lunch:

  • Biscoff sandwiches
  • Greek yogurt with goji berries and granola
  • Saltines with tzatziki in the yellow container
  • Pineapple and grapes
  • Napkin and spoon

With the lids on…

and with stickers on top, just because.


So what do we think?

The only thing that I don’t like about the Laptop Lunchbox is that Camryn has a hard time opening the containers inside. I put a little vegetable oil on the rim of each box which did make it much easier for me to open but she still struggled at school. Luckily there are helpers in the lunchroom for just this sort of situation.  This is just one of those things that will be easier for her with practice.

Now, on to a convenient bullet-point list of what we love about it:

  • We ♥ that it’s leak-proof.
  • We ♥ that it’s BPA, PVC & lead free.
  • We ♥ that it’s dishwasher safe & microwave safe.
  • We ♥ the lids on the inner containers.
  • We ♥ that it’s small enough for kids to use but could easily hold enough food for an adult as well.
  • We ♥ that it’s bright and colorful.
  • We ♥ that it’s recycled and recyclable.
  • We ♥ that the food containers are made in the USA.
  • We ♥ that it’s waste-free.
  • I really ♥ that it has a special place for a napkin, spoon, fork, chopsticks, or a cheese stick.

This new lunchbox fits perfectly in Camryn’s insulated lunch bag from Garnet Hill (which is a bit on the larger side) but there wasn’t room for her thermos so I had to put it in the outside pocket. I will probably be buying this in the very near future:

*sigh* I know. The “hoarding” continues.

If you’d like to learn more about Laptop Lunches or to get one of your very own, click here.


Daily Bento

5 Apr


For lunch today, Camryn has a chicken sandwich made to her exact specifications: “light mayo no cheese”, veggie chips, tzatziki in the rainbow box, Hello Panda cookies, grapes, and carrot coins.

Have a great weekend!

Daily Bento

4 Apr

Camryn tried tzatziki last night for the first time and loved it.

Just in case you have no idea what I’m talking about, tzatziki is a yogurt based sauce with cucumbers, garlic, dill, lemon juice, olive oil, and maybe a little sour cream depending on who’s making it.

She’s never been interested in dips, dressings, sauces or gravies. However there are a few exceptions.

Cream cheese on bagels? Yes.

Nutella on toast? Absolutely.

Hummus on pita? Not on your life, Jack!

Yeah, it pretty much ends there.

In an effort to expand her culinary horizons, I thought I’d try a little taste test with her yesterday afternoon.

I can report that hummus is still a no go but tzatziki – that was a total winner.

She was dipping and munching, all the while telling me about all the things that she thought would go well with it. Celery, carrots, cucumber, apples.


Yeah, she totally went there.

So she has tzatziki in her lunch today and I have a feeling that it will be making an appearance quite often in the next few days.

One of the things I’ve learned about littles is that they will love something one day and then forget they ever liked it the next.

True fact.

So when my kids try something new and like it, that new food goes into heavy rotation so they don’t conveniently forget how they originally felt about it.

Here’s what’s in today’s lunch:

  • PB sandwiches
  • Crackers with tzatziki for dipping
  • Hello Panda cookies
  • Broccoli
  • Watermelon
  • Organic fruit leather

Items used in this lunch: