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Valentine love

Happy heart day!  Miss G’s teacher set up a Valentine’s day lunch swap.  We filled out a form with her favorite foods and in return we received a list from another child for whom we made lunch today.  Lilly in her class was who was given to us.  Miss G helped me draw out a design idea of what we will make for her friend.

DSC_0362I don’t do sketches with all my lunches, but I thought it would give us some fun ideas.  We were also given a box in which the lunch will be packed and allowed to decorate it.  The list came with all of Lilly’s favorite foods that were to be included so we tried to meet all her requests.

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I took some ideas from my blogging friends with older kids.  They save plastic berry containers and use them for disposable lunchboxes with field trips.  I happened to have a strawberry and blueberry container so we washed and decorated them with stickers.

DSC_0374And then packed lunch in them.

Bentoriffic Valentine lunch for LillyLilly wanted peanut butter cracker sandwiches so that’s what we made.  There were 8 mini sandwiches, and the ones on top have fruit leather hearts on them stuck on with a dab of peanut butter.  We also did skewers of green grapes and a silicone heart cup of the same.  On top is another cracker with peanut butter and a heart made of currants with a red sprinkle on top.

Bentoriffic cucumber and carrot heart snackIn a small blueberry container I lined with a doily and wax paper, I placed cucumber and carrot heart cutouts in it for her requested vegetables.

Bentoriffic strawberry fruit snack

Strawberries were Lilly’s requested fruit so we put them in a fun, pink strawberry container that she can keep.  She also has a small strawberry container full of Goldfish pretzels (not shown).

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And packed it up inside the box we decorated.

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And sent it off to school with some pretty Valentine paper napkins.  We hope she likes it!

My 3 year old also went to school today with her Valentine lunch.

Bentoriffic heart smiley sandwich

Packed in her LunchBots Uno, she has strawberry hearts with a cantaloupe heart on top, sugar snap peas underneath a cucumber and carrot heart flower.  Two mini almond butter and jam sandwiches with a smiley face and blueberries with a strawberry heart on top.

Hope everyone has a joy filled day!

Things I used to make this lunch:

Valentine’s lunches and hearts galore

Happy Wednesday!  My 4 year old’s teacher decided that the kids (and parents) willing to participate would make lunches for another child in the class so tomorrow we’ll be making lunch for someone else’s 4 year old.   Miss G and I are up to the challenge so be sure to check back tomorrow too. Continue Reading

A new look and more Valentine’s Day love

Over the weekend my blog made the switch from WordPress to my http://bentoriffic.com URL. Please be sure to bookmark the new website as the wordpress version will be going away soon!  I hope you like my new makeover. Welcome to Monday.  My kids are back in the swing of things for the week, and I’m trying to Continue Reading

All you need is love bentos

Oh, brand new Planetbox, how we love thee! Anything that makes my life a little more organized with less thinking is for me! I decided to start a couple weeks out from Valentine’s Day to get some ideas cooking. I love pastry/cookie cutters for preschool lunches. They make perfect bite sized goodness, and then kids Continue Reading

Meatless dinner recipe and a bear bento

Leftovers.  It’s what’s for lunch.  It’s not exciting sometimes, but it sure is a timesaver for whoever is packing lunch! I have gotten in the habit in the past few weeks of doubling my dinner recipes.  I am always grabbing lunch on the go, and it’s nice to have something I can just reheat.  Plus Continue Reading