Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Lunches

It's Friday! We survived the first week of school! So glad it is the weekend and we have an extra day off! Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Here are our lunches from today:

Goodbyn Bynto lunchbox onigiri school lunch -

My second grader is not a fan of sandwiches and had been asking for onigiri. I had left over rice from last night and made him a fun Onigiri lunch in his Goodbyn Bynto. We packed:
  • two funny onigiri and one wrapped onigiri with seasoning
  • garden cucumbers
  • baby carrots
  • red peppers
  • and some cheddar popcorn

Laptop Lunches lunchbox elefant school lunch -

My third grader wanted his Laptop Lunches bento box today. It is filled with:
  • a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • garden cucumbers and red peppers
  • cheddar popcorn and a small serving of all natural fruit snacks
  • apple sauce
  • a cereal bar
I also added a fun new Lunchbox Love Card from the new joke editions! Perfect humor for a third grader ;)

Laptop Lunches lunchbox middle school lunch -

My middle schooler has the same lunch as his brother but I added a Lunchbox Love Card from the Teen & Tween edition. I love Lunchbox Love Cards as you know and these are perfect for an older child. 

Happy Friday and Have a nice and safe weekend!

Things I used to make lunch (contains affiliate links):

Thursday, August 29, 2013

BLTs {4 ways}

BLT school lunch sandwiches. Packed four different ways -

B(acon) L(ettuce) T(omato) sandwiches are great for school! You can cook the bacon the night or day before and they are assembled fast in the morning. We packed them this morning and I was able to pack all four lunches in under 20 minutes!

BLT school lunch sandwich in Easylunchboxes -

My second grader loves Spiderman, so his Spiderman BLT is packed in our Easylunchboxes with a few strawberries and Cheddar bunny crackers. He also packed ice water and a cereal bar.

BLT school lunch sandwich in Easylunchboxes -

My third grader loves jokes so I added a few funny picks to his BLT. Lunch is packed in Easylunchboxes as well with strawberries and cheese crackers. Ice water and a cereal bar was also packed in his cooler bag.

BLT school lunch sandwich in our Goodbyn Bynto lunchbox -

This lunch is packed in our Goodbyn Bynto and for my four year old. She wanted lots of strawberry hearts with her BLT on a stick and I packed her cucumbers and carrots as well as a few cheese crackers. 

BLT school lunch sandwich in our Laptop Lunches lunchbox -

My middle schooler packed his BLT in Laptop Lunches and we added:
  • strawberries
  • half an apple
  • cheese crackers
  • cinnamon almonds
  • mini pickles and
  • a cereal bar.

Things I used to make lunch (contains affiliate links):

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

We love Strawberries for lunch

Today's lunches only have one (or two) thing in common: Strawberries and bad lighting.
Strawberries remind us of summer and currently they are juicy, red, delicious and a big treat.
So, naturally all the kids asked for them for lunch - yum! And the bad lighting is due to a tired
Mamabelly who is still adjusting to Back to School ;)

plane themed easylunchboxes lunch box -

Packed in our Easylunchboxes are:
  • left over chicken tenders
  • strawberries
  • a nut butter sandwich with jelly
  • and a Cocoa Loco cereal bar

Planetbox Shuttle Puppy Lunch -

In our Planetbox Shuttle are:
  • strawberries
  • two different kids of cereal bars
  • Annie's cheddar bunnies and 
  • Naturebox Cranberry Almond Bites

Laptop Lunches school lunch -

And last but not least, this Laptop Lunches bento box is packed with:
  • strawberries - of course
  • Annie's cheddar bunnies and
  • two Naturebox Pistachio Clusters
  • a roll with liver pate 
  • pickles and
  • a cereal bar

Things I used to make our lunches (contain affiliate links):

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

First Day of School 2013/2014

Yesterday was our first day back to school for everyone. Thankfully everybody had a wonderful day. I had to wipe away a tear or two and cannot believe how fast they grow up.

Here are our First Day of School Lunches:

First Day of School bento lunchbox -

My second grader was happy to take a school themed lunch in his Good Lunch Box:
  • garden cucumbers and baby carrots
  • strawberry hearts
  • two peanut butter sandwiches and
  • a Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco bar
I also added a sweet Lunchbox Love Card to make sure he knows how much I'll miss him!

First day of School Laptop Lunches bento lunchbox -

My third grader wanted his Laptop Lunches bento box filled with all his favorites:
  • apples and strawberry hearts
  • Annie's Cheddar Bunnies
  • a cute Snoopy container filled with dark mini chocolate chips for the vanilla yogurt
  • Snoopy peanut butter sandwiches
  • vanilla yogurt and a
  • cereal bar
I also packed a Lunchbox Love Card in his lunch. It was very quiet here without him.

First day of School Laptop Lunches bento lunchbox -

For my oldest son it was the first day of Middle School and nothing cute was allowed. We packed his Laptop Lunches bento box with:
  • apples and strawberries
  • Annie's Cheddar Bunnies
  • a Woodstock container with dark mini chocolate chips for the yogurt
  • two left over chicken pieces from the day before
  • Vanilla yogurt and 
  • a cereal bar
His Lunchbox Love Card is turned around to just show the trivia. All grown up!

First day of School After School Snack (muffins) -
Our after school snack

Things I used to make our lunches (contain affiliate links):

Monday, August 26, 2013

"Joe and Sparky Go to School" - The perfect Back to School book!

Today's lunch is all about Joe and Sparky! My kids love the "Joe and Sparky" book series by Jamie Michalak. Her books are always funny and sweet. Her new book "Joe and Sparky Go to School" is funny, creative and a great read for all ages! And - of course- the perfect book to read before school starts or even during the year. Absolutely hilarious!

If you haven't read this amazing book yet, here is the description from Amazon:

Sparky the turtle may be cautious, but when the strange vehicle full of noisy short people pulls away from Safari World, he finds himself stuck on the bus’s roof just the same. Luckily his giraffe friend, Joe, is adventurous enough to take a running jump, too! When they arrive at school, they discover that there’s a lot to learn, like the fact that the restroom is full of little magic "ponds," that you’re supposed to count the peas, not eat them, and that the goal of the day seems to be to get a star. But just when Joe fears that he may have to go home starless, Sparky reminds him of all the ways that his loyal friend already shines. Readers will roll over laughing — and find lots to relate to — in this hilarious new adventure.

We packed our Easylunchboxes with a fun Joe and Sparky lunch:
  • strawberry hearts because we love Joe and Sparky
  • a cheese star on cheese crackers to make sure we get that star
  • and of course Joe and Sparky looking out through the broccoli trees. Joe is made out of rice, cheese and nori and Sparky is a turtle pick. The broccoli trees also have a few carrot flowers.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

PB CRAVE Review and {Giveaway}

Love Peanut Butter? We LOVE peanut butter and so I was very excited when PB Crave offered to send us their CoCo Banana Variety pack to try! And best of all? At the end of my post you can win a CoCo Banana Variety pack, too! Yum!

Image courtesy of PB Crave

The CoCo banana Variety pack includes PB Crave Choco Choco, CoCo Bananas, Razzle Dazzle and Cookie Nookie (find out more HERE)It was so fun to try them all! They are all natural with fun, bold flavors without overpowering the delicious peanut butter taste!

Hands down my favorite was...

... Razzle Dazzle! A peanut butter that does not need any jelly! I loved the raspberry and chocolate flavor with a touch of honey! Add a cold glass of milk it is the perfect afternoon snack!

The kids' favorite was - of course  - Cookie Nookie!

We packed a fun PB Crave lunch in our Lunchbots Trio with:
  • PB Crave Cookie Nookie peanut butter bears
  • red peppers
  • cucumbers
  • baby carrots
  • Teddy Graham cookies
PB Crave's Cookie Nookie - Cookie Dough flavored peanut butter with chocolate chips was a HUGE hit!

And the best of all?

PB Crave Peanut butter is:
  • all natural
  • made with US grown peanuts
  • cholesterol free
  • gluten free
  • kosher certified (UD)
and DOES NOT contain:
  • hydrogenated oils
  • added sugar
  • high fructose corn syrup
Also, at least 2% of profits from every purchase goes to Project Peanut butter (a non-profit organisation focused on treating malnourished children.)

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Star Wars Lunchbot

We still have 8 days before school starts and lunch packing will become more regular again. We have however been busy with our summer schedule of summer sports. I wanted to share this quick and easy Star Wars snack box I packed for my two little kids to eat while watching their big brothers play football.

We gathered our supplies and picked our food: apples, grapes, star shaped cheese crackers, a few leaves of salad and nut butter bread. I had recently won these fun Star Wars sandwich presses from Sarah from Blame it on the Bento and we already had a few light saber food picks.

Our Lunchbot Trio ended up looking like this filled with:
  • two Star Wars nut butter sandwiches
  • star crackers
  • apples and grape lightsabers
And if you are wondering why we picked Darth Vader and C-3PO, there is a very simple explanation! They both in our Star Wars ABC book and on adjoining pages ;)

Things I used to make this lunch:


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