Making Lunch Fun, One Box at a Time

ben·tol·o·gy (ben t äləjē) Noun : The study of making nutritious and fun lunches for my daughters.

I get a lot of inspiration from other blogs. So, in hopes someone might get some inspiration from me, I've decided to post some pictures here.

This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.Proverbs 3:7-9

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Lunchbox Love Notes Valentine's Giveaway!

The wonderful people at Say Please, Inc have offered me another opportunity to giveaway their adorable Lunchbox Love Notes to one of my readers.  This giveaway is just in time for Valentine's Day!  

The first prize for this giveaway will be the two volume back of Lunchbox Love for Valentine's Day.  These notes are a fun, thoughtful way for your child to share the celebration with friends. The pack comes 24 special Valentine's cards and each card in the pack has the same heartfelt message on the front and a unique animal fun fact on the back. The notes are fun to include in lunches but can also be attached as a Valentine's Day card on a pack of stickers, added to a gift bag, or given on its own--the recipient will sure to feel Loved and have fun at the same time!   In addition to the Valentine's cards,  Say Please is also going to send the winner Lunchbox Love Notes for Loved Ones, volume 3 .  With these special notes you can show your love and appreciation for your husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, or significant other. Each pack contains 12 cards with heartfelt sentiments on the front and fun, interesting trivia facts on the back.  But wait!  There's more!!   The winner of this giveaway will also get Lunchbox Love Notes for Kids, volumes 1 and 2 so everyday can be Valentine's Day!

To take part in this giveaway, simply enter below.   This giveaway is open to United States and Canadian residents only.   I will randomly select a winner on January 29th and the winner will have 48 hours to respond.  If I don't hear back within 48 hours, I will select an alternative winner.   All entries must be active and will be verified at the time of the drawing in order to be valid.

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MB Original Bento Box

I am excited to announce Bento-logy's partnership with monbento® company, the first French brand in nomad tableware and kitchenware.  As part of this partnership, they graciously offered to send some of their products for us to test.  My daughters are SUPER excited about the new box and accessories.   Although monbento offers a huge array of colors, we selected blue in case Daddy might want to use it too.   The biggest question was who got to use it first?!

The box we selected has 2 tiers.  Each tier has a valve you can open when heating food up. My daughters probably won't use that feature since they can't heat up lunches at school.  But, my husband and I definitely will when we take leftovers to work.   The lids seem to fit tightly but are easy enough my youngest daughter (who is 8) can get them open.   The box appears to be very high quality.

  • Salad containing lettuce, spinach, peas, carrots, broccoli, grape tomatoes and green olives.  It is decorated with 2 snowflake cupcake picks.  The 2 small cups in the top tier contain Italian salad dressing.  One cup might have been enough but I wasn't sure so I included two.   I also included some croutons (or "salad crackers" as my daughters like to call them) in the second tier too. 
  • Peanut butter/wheat cracker sandwiches
  • Strawberries
  • Ghiradelli chocolate
  • monbento silverware set 
If you are interested in checking out more of the monbento products, simply click here or on the banner to the right of my blog!

In addition to the products mentioned above, here are some of the other products, or similar products, I used when creating this lunch:

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Well, after 2 weeks of break for the holidays and 2 "snow" days due to sub-zero weather it's finally time to head back to school!  

I was inspired by this lunch created by my bento buddy Jeana at Tiny Princess Lunchbox.  I think her version is cute but my girls didn't see hers so hopefully they will like mine:


The sandwich was made to look like an igloo using the Funbites Cube-It.   The penguin is just a piece of white bread, cut into a penguin shape and decorated with food markers.
  • Strawberries with letter picks
  • Broccoli and ranch decorated with snowflake picks
  • Dove Milk Chocolate
  • Dove Milk chocolate
Here are some of the items, or similar items, that I used when creating this lunch:

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