Race Car Bento 31 May

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Sanrio Hello Kitty Two Tiered Bento Box
Nature’s Own Butter Bread
Skippy Natural Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter
Polaner All Fruit with Fiber Strawberry Spreadable Fruit &
Letters made from FruitaBu Strawberry Smooshed Fruit
Strawberries & Organic Baby Carrots
Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Alphabet Schoolbook Cookies
Frigo String Cheese

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Sanrio Hello Kitty Two Tiered Bento Box
Nature’s Own Butter Bread
Skippy Natural Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter
Polaner All Fruit with Fiber Strawberry Spreadable Fruit &
Letters made from FruitaBu Strawberry Smooshed Fruit
Strawberries
Envirokidz Organic Chocolate Crispy Rice Bar
Frigo String Cheese

I made these bentos because my husband does Autocross and he is getting ready for a race next weekend.  My husband is so cute, when he saw their bentos he said he wanted me to make him this one for his lunch on race day.  I was looking for race car cookie cutters on Ebay and I can’t believe I found a Porsche 911, which is my husband’s car. Jordanna loves watching him and I think she will be the one who get’s into racing. Trevor has had that kid in a go-cart since she could barely see over the steering wheel. I have come to terms that I am living with a miniature Danica Patrick.

Butterfly Bento 30 May

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Lock & Lock Rectangular Lunch Box
Nature’s Own Butter Bread, Skippy Natural Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter &
Polaner All Fruit with Fiber Strawberry Spreadable Fruit
Babybel Cheese
Green Giant Roasted Veggie Tortilla Chips Zesty Cheddar Flavor

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Sanrio Two Tiered Mini Bento Box with Handle
Nature’s Own Butter Bread, Skippy Natural Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter &
Polaner All Fruit with Fiber Strawberry Spreadable Fruit
Babybel Cheese
Envirokidz Organic Chocolate Crispy Rice Bar
Carrots with Marie’s All Natural Ranch Dressing in Pink Bunny Container
Oranges

 

I made these bentos because my eldest daughter is getting ready to go to a Monarch Butterfly Habitat with Girl Scouts.  She has been there quite a few times now but still loves learning about their mating and migration. My little one just thinks they are pretty and wants what Sissy has.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Bento / Happy Birthday Ian Fleming 5/28/1908 – 8/12/1964 30 May

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Sanrio Hello Kitty Two Tiered Bento Box
Nature’s Own Butter Bread, Skippy Natural Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter &
Polaner All Fruit with Fiber Strawberry Spreadable Fruit
Broccoflower & Strawberries
Marie’s All Natural Ranch Dressing in Panda Container
Plum Kids Organic Fruit Shredz
Babybel Cheese
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Sanrio Hello Kitty Two Tiered Bento Box
Nature’s Own Butter Bread, Skippy Natural Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter &
Polaner All Fruit with Fiber Strawberry Spreadable Fruit
Plum Kids Organic Fruit Shredz
Sliced Strawberries
Frigo String Cheese
Plum Organics Yo Drops Organic Crunchable Yogurt in Orange Silicone Container
Apple & Eve Fruit Smarts Fruit Punch All Natural Juice Box

 

I know most of you may be saying to yourselves Ian Fleming, isn’t he the writer of James Bond?  You would be correct, however in 1964 Mr. Fleming also wrote the book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with the 1968 film loosely adapted of the same name with a screen play by Roald Dahl (James & the Giant Peach, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory) and Ken Hughes.  I love the fact that even though my daughter has seen 10,000 Pixar movies (we are total Disney Dorks) she still loves this movie. I can’t wait till my little ones are older and can sit through a movie so we can watch this one together.

Pig Bento 26 May

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Yooee Bento Lunch Box
Buddy Fruit Raspberry All Natural Pure Fruit Jiggle Gel
Trader Joe’s Organic Apple Slices
Nature’s Own Butter Bread
Trader Joe’s Mozzarella Slices &
Hormel Natural Choice Ham Slices
Trader Joe’s Organic Banana Yogurt
Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Alphabet Schoolbook Cookies (which spell “OINK”)
Roasted Soybeans (from my local dry pantry) in the Orange Silicone Container
Babybel Cheese

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Kotobuki Panda Face Two Tiered Bento Box
Nature’s Own Butter Bread
Trader Joe’s Mozzarella Slices &
Hormel Natural Choice Ham Slices
Babybel Cheese
Trader Joe’s Organic Apple Slices
Roasted Soybeans ( from my local dry pantry)
Trader Joe’s Alphabet Cinnamon Schoolbook Cookies

 

I made these lunches because my preschooler went on a field trip with her school to a farm.  I also did a pig theme just because I love piggies, probably because we live in pig country.  My daughter absolutely loved the farm and all the animals she saw but talked all day long about the peacocks. I wasn’t about to tell her that peacocks aren’t a farm animal because now she wants to have a farm with LOTS of boy peacocks on it.  I am so glad that my children can get a taste of farm life and have always been respectful of where their food comes from and how it got here.

Tooth-Dentist Visit Bento 26 May

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Sanrio Hello Kitty Two Tiered Bento Box
Nature’s Choice Butter Bread
Trader Joe’s Sliced Mozzarella Cheese
Hormel Natural Choice Sliced Ham
Sliced Strawberries & Carrots
Blue Diamond Toasted Coconut Flavored Almonds
Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Alphabet Schoolbook Cookies
Bolthouse Farms Thousand Island Yogurt Dressing in Mushroom Container

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Green Sprouts Safari Friends Lion Lunch Box
Nature’s Own Butter Bread
Trader Joe’s Sliced Mozzarella Cheese
Hormel Natural Choice Sliced Ham
Buddy Fruit Raspberry All Natural Pure Fruit Jiggle Gel
Sliced Strawberries
Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Alphabet Schoolbook Cookies

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I made these lunches for the girls because it was their six month dental visits and they love going to the dentist. I am very proud of my children when it comes to their dental hygiene because they have never had a cavity yet and my son is 17.  I keep saying he’s going to be the weak link because of his love of Swedish Fish but every visit no cavities. My kids also love the fact that my dentist doesn’t see a lot of kids so when they do they make them feel special and give them TOO many gifts from the treasure chest.

My Heart in your Hands Bento 24 May

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Sanrio Hello Kitty Two Tiered Bento
Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins, Trader Joe’s Mozzarella Slices, Hormel Natural Choice Ham Slices
Blueberries & Strawberries
Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Alphabet Schoolbook Cookies
Trader Joe’s Organic Banana Yogurt with Sprinkle in Bunny Container

There was no real theme to this lunch just hearts mainly. My eldest daughter and I went out on Sunday and I’m sure you figured it out we hit Trader Joe’s.  I don’t go there often because it is a bit of a hike for us, so when we do we stock up.  I love that store because every time I go there is something new like the Cinnamon Alphabet Schoolbook Cookies.

Under the Sea Mac & Cheese Bento 24 May

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Lock & Lock Rectangular Lunch Box Set
Sliced Strawberries
Plum Kids Grammy Sammy Bar
Sliced Watermelon
Annie’s Homegrown Shells & White Cheddar Mac & Cheese With Sargento Ultra Thin Colby Jack Cheese Cut Outs

We had mac and cheese left over from dinner and I was running late (as usual), so Jordanna asked for this in her lunch and I was more than happy to give it to her. We are very lucky that our children can have heat up lunches at their school so I can send her with all kinds of left overs or breakfast foods. I just added some cheese cut outs and a little edible marker and that was a super quick bento.  I love it when life can work out like that.

Karate-Martial Arts Bento 17 May

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Sanrio Hello Kitty Two Tiered Bento Box
Fox Run Brands 5 Piece Karate Cookie Cutter Set
Nature’s Own Butter Bread, Hormel Natural Choice Ham Slices
Sargento Ultra Thin Colby Jack Cheese
Letters & Stars made from FruitaBu Strawberry Smooshed Fruit
Plum Kids Organic Grammy Sammy Bar
Sliced Strawberries
Meiji Hello Panda Mini Cookie’s Vanilla Flavor
Wonderful Pistachios Sweet Chili Flavor
Babybel Cheese

 

I made this Bento in honor of my nine year old daughter Jordanna who just received her blue belt in karate.  She loved this lunch especially the “ASAH” because that’s what her school shouts all the time. I also included a Hugs in a Lunch Box note by Joy Stevans which are inspirational notes to encourage your child.

Dora & Boots Bento 17 May

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Lock & Lock Square Lunch Box Set
Nature’s Own Wheat Bread
Skippy Creamy All Natural No Stir Peanut Butter
Polaner All Fruit with Fiber Grape Spreadable Fruit
Frigo Cheese Heads String Cheese
Seapoint Farms Dora Organic Shelled Edamame
Dora Fruit Snacks
Chobani Champions Very Berry Greek Yogurt with Monkey Sprinkles in Monkey Container

Thomas the Train Bento 17 May

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Yooee Bento Lunch Box
Plum Kids Organic Grammy Sammy Bar
Sliced Strawberries
Broccoflower (Green Cauliflower)
Marie’s All Natural Ranch Dressing in Rainbow Container
Nature’s Own Butter Bread
Homemade Chicken Salad made with Chicken, Mayonnaise, Craisins, Pecans & Organic Clover Honey