Happy Dot Day!

Today is International Dot Day.  I love it because the point of it is to inspire all to “make their mark” in their lives.  My girls are celebrating at school today and dressed in head to toe dots. Their Montessori school definitely encourages them to explore new things and be the best individual they can become.  I tried to follow the dot theme a bit with round items in their lunches despite limited time this morning.

Millet and Quina veggie bites in Planetbox

Last night I baked some of Hilary’s Eat Well brand Veggie Bites.  They are gluten free and made from grains and veggies with a base of millet and quinoa.  They bake up nice and crunchy but chewy in the middle.  Miss G, now 6, loves to dip hers in BBQ sauce so I included two small sauce containers with some inside.  She also has kiwi, peaches, plots and a Hail Merry coconut macaroon inside her Planetbox Rover.Millet and Quinoa bites with fruit in Plantebox

Miss A, my 4 year old, has almost the same lunch with gluten-free veggie bites, ketchup for dipping in the small containers, a strawberry heart, clementines peeled for her, pluots, peaches and a macaroon for a treat packed in her Planetbox Rover for school lunch.

Happy Monday, All!

Things I used to make these lunches

Three Tools for Wendolonia, a bento challenge

I have taken a major hiatus from bento-making this spring and summer.  When I was offered the challenge of using 3 specific tools by Wendolonia, I decided it would be a great motivator for sparking some creativity in my bento boxes.   Please click the link below to see all 4 blogger’s creations with the Continue Reading

Teacher Appreciation with Lunchbox Love Notes

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ― Leo Buscaglia This quote is one that strikes me every single time I read it.  It is so true Continue Reading

Owls and light lunches for spring

I can hardly believe it’s May!  My kids only have 4 weeks of school left, and then summer vacation.  We took a long drive to Texas recently to see family.  Along the drive we had to stop for fast food.  Considering we’re entirely plant based this can be challenging in rural areas.  We did have Continue Reading

Fish shaped sandwiches, bowties, veggies and dumplings

I think I will quit saying I’m back.  I never really left, but honestly it’s been a rough school year in my house.  Life has gotten in the way of blogging for me lately.  I enjoy it, but the kids and trying to take better care of myself does prevent me from posting as often Continue Reading