Today is a big day for Peyton at camp so I’m packing a little larger lunch than normal. Peyton is also on a peanut butter and jelly kick so I packed her a peanut butter and jelly sandwich cut into the shape of a butterfly.Peyton also has an obsession with pretzel sticks so I decided to send those along with her too today. Normally I would put fruit in the larger well but I figured they had a field trip and she was going to be doing a lot of walking so the extra calories was not going to be a big deal.
Jello! Until this past month, Peyton really has never had jello. She was not a fan of the consistency, now she cannot get enough of it. Though I must confess this jello came out a jello cup that I bought at Target and was already made. I just scooped it out and put it into the bento box.
Peyton got her hands on the trail mix and ate all the m&ms out of it! I’m still going to make her eat the nuts and raisins till it’s gone. I’m a little agitated she did that even after I told her not to.
In the last well I place a sliced up apricot for her. Peyton loves fruit but has a wiggly front tooth so she can’t eat apples, pears, apricots, ect… unless they are sliced up for her.
And because I’m a pushover I had to place 2 chocolate chip cookies in her lunch box too.
Peyton loves her lunches I send with her. She loves them so much that she has announced she will no longer being eating the school lunch when school starts next month. So I guess we will continue to share her lunches each day.
I have been getting questions on how do I find time to do this each day. To be honest, it’s really not that much work. I have a bin with all my sandwich cutters, a bin with bento boxes and extra inserts, a bin with fun napkins and plastic forks/spoons. The actual making of her lunches takes maybe 15 minutes in the mornings. And I do take shortcuts. I would love to make everything from scratch. But to be honest I don’t have time to make sure we have fresh jello or homemade pudding. So I buy them in the cups or large containers and scoop it into her bento box.
Here are a few items I used to make this bento box –