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Kid's Bentos for 05/19/08

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Kid's Bentos for 05/19/08
Originally uploaded by Jennifer Laycock
I'll be speaking at the Ohio Web Leaders conference tomorrow, so the kid's will have a long day at Mango's Place. Took some extra time to make sure I put together lunches they might actually eat.

Emmitt's is the bento on the left. His top tier has strawberries, mandarin oranges, pineapple cut into flower shapes and (I know! I know! ew!) a Twinkie Greg brought home from work. (Apparently someone sent them a "Twinkie bouquet" who thinks of these things?)

His bottom tier has a scoop of chicken and dumplings I made on Saturday, some Annie's Natural bunny crackers and two black olives to hold everything in place.

Elnora's bento is on the right. She has two Back to Nature organic mint oreos in the lid. The top tier has kumquats, strawberries, pineapples cut into flowers and Annie's Natural bunny crackers.

Her bottom tier has macaroni and cheese (with a black olive), three dino nuggets, a small bottle of ketchup and a Fruitabu organic apple fruit strip.

Some day, I may get brave enough to pack veggies again, but seeing as how they get thrown away every single time I pack them, it kind of seems like a waste...


  1. Blogger Renata | 6:44 PM |  

    Hey Jennifer,
    Glad to hear from you!
    I wouldn't worry about packing veggies in their lunches. As long as you are exposing it to them at home, they will eventually try it. It is easier to control waste that way too. My kids love eating frozen mixed veggies (although that doesn't work for on the go). This is the only way my three year old will eat green beans.

  2. Blogger Anna | 1:51 PM |  

    Would you believe I've made it through the entire school year packing bentos at least 3x/week for Jonny and Gracie? (We do hot lunches 2x/week, when I remember to turn the order in on time.) Of course, I didn't keep up with it for myself! I've been back to buying almost every day for awhile now. Bummer.

    Dunno if this will work for Emmitt and Elnora, but Jonny and Gracie are way more likely to eat their veggies if I make mini-kabobs on toothpicks. No idea why. Kids are weird.

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