This week I wanted to do some more fun Bentos so I picked Lego as or theme. Zane loved it! I did 3 Lego block lunches and 2 special lunches. I think the Ninjago has been my favorite of all the bentos I’ve made so far. Zane loved that one too.
Monday: Turkey Bento with PB&J pockets for the body, sweet pepper head, carrot eyes and beak, grape feathers, and popcorn for fun!
Tuesday: Another Turkey Bento with cream cheese whole wheat english muffin for the body, mini rice cake head, sweet pepper beak, candy eyes, apple feathers, and a few more mini rice cakes.
Wednesday: Forest Animal Bento with a PB&J whole wheat english muffin owl, fruit O eyes, pistachio beak, and apple wings. Also added Annie’s Chocolate Bunny Crackers, more apples and sweet pepper leaves. All in our favorite Planet Box!
Thursday: Fall Colors Bento with cheese leaves, whole wheat crackers, carrots, greek yogurt, and apple slices in our new Laptop Lunches box.
Friday: Hot Lunch at School which was turkey dinner. This was a great way to have Zane try something he wouldn’t try for me before.
Things I Learned
- Some schools are making real efforts to offer whole grains and healthy options.
- Hot Lunch as a treat is a good way to have your child try something they wouldn’t normally try for you
- I also learned that Zane loves having “cool lunches” and took some convincing that hot lunch was okay too.