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Wholly Guacamole Winner and some Halloween lunches

The lucky winner of the Wholly Guacamole prize pack is:

Sara Thomas!

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Congratulations, Sara.  Please email me at bentoriffic@gmail.com to send me your address, and the prize pack will be on its way to you!

Jack o lantern sandwich in Easy Lunchboxes

I’ve been trying to Halloween up the lunches a bit this week.  My little one had WOWbutter soy spread and strawberry jam on Rudi’s Organic whole wheat bread.  She has a raw fig treat and raisins in the main compartment with her lunch.  In the top parts of her Easy Lunchboxes containers are plum sections and strawberry hearts.

Skull sandwich in Easy Lunchboxes

Big sis had sandwiches on Rudi’s Organic Whole Wheat too. Hers had Strawberry dairy free cream cheese by Daiya with strawberry jam, a fig treat and a coconut macaroon with raisins.  In the top of her Easy Lunchboxes are plums, raspberries and organic pickling cucumbers with sea salt.

Pumpkin muffin snack

leaf muffin snack bento

Both girls had homemade cornbread muffins, peeled clementines and red d’Anjou pear pieces for their school snacks.

Things I used to make these lunches:


Jack-o-lanterns, ghosts and Halloween creepiness

Trying my hand at a bit of Halloween scaring in lunches today. My 3 year old gets the milder of the 2 lunches today with more cutesy than creepy. Her LunchBots Quad is packed with a pumpkin butter sandwich on whole wheat bread. ¬†Along with the Jack-o-lantern is a peeled clementine, apple slices with a Continue Reading Ľ

Eyeballs for fall and a leafy salad

It’s time for creepy lunches. ¬†Even though my girls are 3 and 5, they do like the funny surprises they find in their lunch. ¬†And so begins the Halloween haunting season! I find these mini gnocchi (potato pasta) in the pasta aisle at my Super Target. ¬†My kids adore them, and they’re the perfect bite Continue Reading Ľ

Polenta heart bento lunches

The Quinoa Corporation makes packages of premade polenta.¬† They’re perfect for a last minute dinner or snack.¬† The polenta they make is USDA certified organic, kosher, gluten free and fat free with no funky additives.¬† It comes in all different types, plain, flavored with garlic. They also make yummy pastas with corn and quinoa and Continue Reading Ľ

Stitch-Experiment 626 bento lunch

Thanks to a recommendation from a few blogging friends a few months ago, my kids watched the Disney movie Lilo and Stitch for the first time.¬† They are officially hooked.¬† In fact, even though the original movie was in 2003, the girls decided they had to be Lilo and Stitch for Halloween. Scrump (Lilo’s doll) Continue Reading Ľ