Friday, July 23, 2010

Wrapping up the week!

Yay for Friday!!  This week has been crazy and I'm not quite sure why.  Munch is in a "fun" whiney stage and by the time I've gotten her down to bed, I am ready for bed myself!  So I'll admit I've been lazy with the photos of my bentos after I make them and you have another camera pic today.

Chicken hummus wraps and small container of ranch for dipping on the left.  Munch likes to snack on frozen peas & corn (still frozen!) so I thought I'd give it a shot and put a Babybel cheese on top.  Below that is a mix of baby carrots & cherry tomatoes.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Blurry Bento...oops!

Please excuse the blurry, taken-at-my-desk-before-I-chow-down pic taken with my cell phone camera!!  I'm trying to convince hubby that I need an iPhone...have not been successful!!

I gave my new lunch container from Avon another shot on Monday.  I'm determined to figure out the best way to use them.  My original thought was to stick with sandwiches in the big half and extras in the other.  On the other hand, I've really been craving a salad and we had some fixins' that needed to be used so I decided to give it a shot.  At lunchtime I was pleasantly surprised and relieved to find that nothing was spilled save a few sunflower seeds but I can deal with that!!

I've also started keeping an eye out when we eat at restaurants or get take out for things I can reuse in my bentos.  Below you'll see a condiment cup I re-purposed for my salad dressing.  I've also held onto some picks that were used to keep burgers together at lunch Saturday.  I'm hoping to use them for some fruit kebabs soon!

On the left: yummy salad with carrots, grape tomatoes & cheddar cheese w/ ranch dressing
On the right: croutons & sunflower kernels to add crunch to my salad, half a cookie, leftover chicken drumstick and a babybel cheese.

For this bento, I used:

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

What's for Lunch Wednesday - Getting Creative

Now that I've started building my bento arsenal, I can start working on the aesthetics a bit more.  Cute shapes, more colors, etc.....

 In the top left compartment of an EasyLunchbox, cinnamon apple multi-grain crisps, below that is strawberry yogurt with chocolate chips sprinkled on top.
In the big compartment, leftover roast chicken on a Nature's Own Multi-Grain round.  Marble cheddar flower on top of the sandwich and strawberries above it.

In this bento, I used:

This post is linked to What's for Lunch Wednesday.

"Heart"-y Breakfast for Munch

Last Thursday was another physical therapy morning so that means I get to pack a breakfast for Munch!  I had a banana that was getting mushy so I put that and 1/2 cup peanut butter into the pancake batter.  I like having mix-ins in the pancakes because it eliminates the need for syrup or other toppings.  That gets too messy in the waiting room.  I meant to sprinkly with powdered sugar in the morning but I think I forgot.

3 heart pancakes and strawberries

For this bento, I used:

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What’s For Lunch Wednesday – Day At The Zoo

While hubby and I were in New Orleans, Munch spent the night with a friend.  They had plans to visit the zoo with one of her friends and her son.  I packed up some snack bentos so they could keep the kiddos happy.

In an EasyLunchbox, strawberries and banana halves in the big compartment.  In the top compartment we have marble cheddar cheese cubes and nectarines in the bottom compartment.

And for some crunch…

This post is linked to What’s For Lunch Wednesday.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday

Hubby took me to New Orleans this weekend so I am posting a lunch from last weekend.  I do have some snack bentos to share that I put together for Munch and the wonderful friend who watched her while we were out of town.

No theme for this Muffin Tin Meal...just a quick weekend lunch for Munch.  She didn't want to wait for me to get a good picture before she ate so I guess I put together some yummies!!

Turkey pepperoni, ranch for dipping, goldfish crackers
hard-boiled eggs, baby carrots, strawberries

She was ready for some dipping!

This post was linked to Muffin Tin Monday.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Bento Buys – Neat Avon items

As I was browsing through my Avon brochures a couple weeks ago, I came across some neat Bento-able products!!

Triple-Decker Food Container

Fun Appetizer Party Picks

And as featured in my post yesterday....

These are neat containers...however I haven't quite figured out how to close them without fumbling and almost spilling one side or the other.  It is probably best used if you just have a sandwich in the big side and other items in the other.  I'm going to keep working on it though!!

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What's For Lunch Wednesday - July 7, 2010

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July weekend!!

I love having short work weeks but it seems crazy that its Wednesday already!  That means its time for What's For Lunch Wednesday!!

I had a chicken sandwich on Nature's Own Multi-Grain rounds.  Below that is a hard-boiled egg and baby carrots.  To the side are Wheat Thin Flatbreads and next to them are pieces of the raisin bread I made in my breadmaker.

This was more than enough food for lunch.  I actually had a couple pieces of the raisin bread for a morning snack and then the egg and one more piece of raisin bread for an afternoon snack.

I'm hoping to post about the new container I'm using soon.  The jury is still out on it but I may just need some practice using it. 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Breakfast Bento - Pancake Sandwiches

It was a physical therapy morning so we took breakfast for Munch to eat in the waiting room.

I made leftover pancakes into peanut butter & jelly pancake-wiches.  Filling out the empty space are strawberries.

I really thought that these pancake sandwiches were going to be terribly messy.  Luckily, crumbs were the worst of it!

This is packed in our new Sassy box.  Munch is modeling it for you here:

Munch and I found this on a random stop at Babies R' Us. This has 9 pieces. 1 big outer container & lid, 3 small inner containers & lids and a spoon that snaps on the inside of the outer lid. I thought it was a great deal for around $5-6!!

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