Tag Archives: Non-Sandwich Lunches

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

♥ A Very Special Lunch ♥

25 Apr

Today is Camryn’s 6th birthday!

So I made her a fun and festive lunch to celebrate her special day.

For her birthday lunch today, Cam has popcorn chips, strawberries, a party grape, a party tomato, and a cupcake.

She also has organic mac n’ cheese in her thermos:

I went to the craft store yesterday and bought a huge pack of birthday themed scrap booking stickers for $2.40 after coupon to help cuten up her lunch. I still have quite a few left over so I’ll put them away for next year’s lunch.

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

15 Apr

It’s Monday. The perfect day for a quick and easy lunch. Even though this lunch doesn’t look simple or like it came together quickly, it really did. From start to finish, today’s lunch only took me about 5 minutes to pack.

The kids had pizza for dinner last night and they both asked for the leftovers to be put in their lunches today. Personally, I don’t care for cold pizza but the kids love it and that makes things easy for me so pizza it is.

Once their pizza had completely cooled, I cut a slice into bite-sized pieces and included a couple of elephant picks to make it easier for my little one to keep her hands clean. I also added some raw spinach, an all-natural chocolate chip cookie, grapes, and a few pieces of fresh pineapple with her nickname in picks. She also has some iced green tea in her thermos to drink.

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.


Daily Bento

1 Apr


Spring Break is ovah!

The kids are back in school where they belong and all is right with the world!

Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids.

But when all four of us are cooped up in our small home and 3 out of the 4 of us are sick, it’s no picnic.

There were no trips to the beach or play dates in the park for us last week. Just 9 straight days of 102 degree fevers, incessant coughing, running noses… and the dreaded stomach virus.

I was the only one that made it out of the other side of Spring Break unscathed.

Maybe it’s all my years of having small people cough and sneeze in my face that have rendered me impervious to viruses. Who knows?

I’m just glad the whole ordeal is done.

I made banana bread over the weekend and I threw in some chopped caramels as a special breakfast treat for my adoring children. Their response was “Um, yeah Mom – this banana bread is fine and all but you’re gonna get us some waffles tomorrow, right?”


Anyway, I thought instead of a sandwich, I’d put some of that banana bread in Cam’s lunch today. I used our FunBites Cube It! to easily cut it into little bite-sized cubes so she could just pop them in her mouth. She also has a Babybel cheese (her new jam), Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks (under the cheese), strawberries, carrot sticks, and a little treat from her Easter basket.

Daily Bento

15 Mar


Happy Friday!

Cam’s school is the “Cool School” for the week according to one of our local TV stations. They were featured on the news all morning and the whole school did The Cupid Shuffle during the last segment.

We had to watch the coverage a few times before I finally saw her but find her I did. And I am pleased to report that she was dancing her tiny heart out & making her mama proud.

Let’s talk about her lunch.

In Cam’s lunch:

  • 3 slices of 5 grain all natural bread
  • Sliced all natural turkey roll-ups
  • Grapes
  • Annie’s Organic Cherry Fruit Snacks
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Mozzarella cheese

Daily Bento

25 Feb

Camryn has a simple lunch today.

This is because Mommy stayed up way too late watching the Oscars last night.

For lunch today, Cam has some deli chicken rolled up and skewered with cute picks for easy munching, butterfly cheese, pretzels, carrot coins, grape tomatoes, grapes, and a juice box.

Items used in this lunch:


Daily Bento

22 Feb


Happy Friday!

The couscous is making another appearance. What can I say? The kid likes her couscous.

We had some grilled chicken leftover from dinner last night so I added a few pieces along with a bit of green leaf lettuce which Cam likes to munch on every now and then. She also brought two happy cheese faces in their party hats to lunch today.

I found out during Math Night earlier in the week that the Assistant Principal at Cam’s school comes in to the cafeteria every day to see what she has for lunch. How cute is that? I hope she gets a kick out of today’s lunch.

Camers also has mandarin wedges, grapes, all natural peach and mango gummy hearts, and two star-shaped cookies from The Fresh Market.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Items used in this lunch:


Daily Bento

22 Feb

Every now and then my husband will ask me to pack his lunch for work.

So I thought, why not include one of his lunches here on the blog?

So here is last night’s lunch, packed in an Easy Lunchbox:



In his lunch:

  • Israeli couscous with sun-dried tomatoes, feta, parsley, sweet peppers, and grilled chicken
  • A little lemon to squeeze over his couscous
  • Pineapple
  • Sliced pear
  • Dried Apricots from our Graze box
  • A Summer Berry Flapjack from our Graze box