I wanted something simple but still fun, so I did all Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches. Not having to think about what I was going to do for the main course made it quick and simple. Zane is happy to eat peanut butter sandwiches everyday.
I also prepacked all the sides for each bento so I just had to make sandwiches the night before. It was so easy!
Star Day included star cut pb&j, strawberries, mini sweet peppers, and gold fish. I put a note in Zane’s lunch. He brought it home and asked me why I did it. LOL
Dinosaur Day included pb&j cut into dinosaurs, grapes, and celery sticks. Zane doesn’t like dip of any kind, so no dip for his celery.
Pirate Day included a pb&j pirate that I decorated with cheese and food markers, applesauce, sweet peppers with a pirate flag, and Annie’s Chocolate Graham Crackers.
Alien Day included a pb&j bun sandwich decorated with carrots, apple slice, and candy eyes. Also added more carrot sticks, apple slices, and Annie’s Graham Crackers. We don’t do white bread usually, but hubby bought these buns and I wanted to use them up.
Owl Day included a hand cut pb&j sandwich decorated with grapes, raisins, and carrot. Also I did some owl grape kabobs and Annie’s Bunny Cheese Crackers. Zane’s school mascot is an owl.
Things I Learned
Don’t over pack the veggies, even if he likes them just do a few and rotate them. I over mini peppered him the first few days.
Having the same main course makes lunches quick and easy for the week!
Prepacking the side dishes for the week made lunches easier
Healthy Mom = Healthy Family - That is my life motto and I hope to encourage it to be yours too. January 2011 I made the decision to lose weight and lost 80+ pounds. I saw my boys start getting active with me and I realized I wasn't only changing my life but also my boys.