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, March 19, 2014

Easter Finds at "Regular" Stores

This has been a great week for bento finds!  I found these cute Easter supplies at "regular" stores! The Bunny cookie cutter/stamp was only 97 cents in Walmart's Easter section and I found the adorable egg molds in the Kroger seasonal department for under $3!

I used the cookie cutter/stamp to create today's lunch.  This lunch was so simple.   The cookie stamps are such and easy quick way to add a touch of cuteness!

  • 2 bunny-shaped sandwiches (stacked) and a "Happy Easter" pick
  • Red grapes with a bunny pick (which is actually a game piece from an Easter game I found at the Dollar Store a few years ago)
  • Peas
  • Jelly beans (she gets the retainer this afternoon so it was her last lunch with jelly beans for awhile)
Listed below are some of the items, or similar items, I used when creating this lunch.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Here Comes Peter Cottontail!

With St. Patrick's Day behind us, it's time to move on to Easter!   I love making Spring/Easter bentos!   This bunny bento couldn't have been easier!

  • 2 bunny-shaped sandwiches (stacked), decorated with a marshmallow to look like a bunny tail
  • Strawberry slices with an Easter egg cupcake ring
  • Broccoli and ranch with an Easter Bunny cupcake ring
  • Jelly beans**

**My daughter got her braces off last Thursday but has to get a permanent retainer put in on Wednesday so she only has only had a few days to eat without food restrictions.  So, we've been pretty free with the jelly beans and popcorn this week!

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Luck of the Irish to You!

A couple more St. Patrick's Day lunches to celebrate!

Both lunches have:

  • Shamrock shaped cucumbers with ranch in a clover sauce cup
  • A rainbow fruit salad with a pot of gold cupcake pick
  • Pretzel crisps
  • Gold chocolate coins
The top lunch has 2 shamrock shaped sandwiches decorated with little shamrock picks
The bottom lunch has turkey and cheese on St. Patrick's themed picks.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Bento Lunch

Rina's St. Patrick's Day snack on Bento School Lunches was my inspiration for this St. Patrick's Day themed lunch:

  • Peanut Butter and fresh strawberry sandwiches made using the FunBites Cube It and skewered on St. Patrick's Day themed picks
  • Red grapes with a shamrock cupcake pick
  • Cucumber slices
  • Hershey Kisses

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Bento Lunch

Simply Spring!

The last few days have brought us our first signs of spring!   Granted, snow is in the forecast
for tomorrow. But, for today, we are savoring the blue sky, sun and jacket weather.   I think days like these are God's way of telling us "Hang in there!"

I was feeling the spring fever when I put together this simple springtime lunch:

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

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Minion Monday

It definitely seems like there is  Minion Madness going around out there...Minions can be found everywhere! And now they are in our lunchbox.    This lunch was inspired by several different lunches that I've seen recently including these: Eats Amazing, Bent On Better Lunches, and Glory's Mischief.

  • 2 minion shaped sandwich, decorated with fruit leather, icing eyes and flour tortillas.
  • Carrots with ranch
  • Red grapes
  • Girl Scout cookies
Here are some of the items, or similar items, that I used when creating this lunch:

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