Weekly Bento Weekend Roundup

Being me, I decided that I was going to start making bento lunches for my youngest son about a day before school started. So, there I was, fighting the wild moms who were frantically looking for that yellow pronged folder (yeah, you’re never gonna find it), and searching for some supplies that I could use to make his lunches before my Amazon bento supplies arrived. Nothing like a plan that isn’t well thought out. Our first week with bentos wasn’t the best, but he got a lunch each day, and they were at least semi creative. I am attempting to have him eat healthier, but vegetables are still bad words around here. I put them in there everyday, but they rarely get finished. It’s an ongoing process.


Back to School Bento: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, cherries, Baybel cheese, carrots with ranch dressing and alphabet crackers. I had to make the picks by gluing scrapbook embellishments to regular toothpicks LOL.


Dog Gone Good Lunch: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, bone shaped cheese, Scooby Doo vanilla flavored cereal, grapes and celery with ranch.


Far Out Lunch: We had had terriyaki meatballs the night before, so he wanted the left over ones in his lunch. So, terriyaki meatballs, alphabet crackers, star and circle shaped cheese, star shaped cucumbers with ranch and apple slices. Quick tip, soak apple slices in 4 cups cold water and 1 tsp. salt for 3 minutes and they won’t turn brown.


Say My Name Lunch: Yep, you guessed it, my bento supplies finally came in. My favorite thing? The small alphabet cutters! About eating healthier. I tried, I really did, but we were in the Dollar Tree and he insisted on this can of Vienna sausages, so I bought him one. Vienna sausages on heart picks, round crackers, cheese, multi-shaped cucumbers with ranch and a mango, kiwi and kale fruit mix.


Rollin’ Into the Weekend Lunch: Turkey and cheese sandwich with Vienna sausage wheels, cherries, Baybel cheese stop sign, carrots and round crackers.

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  1. Are those cheez its? I didn't know they made abc ones! I hope M can have bread by the time she's school aged cause these are great ideas – and fun! 🙂

  2. Yes Courtney, they are. I used to never buy them because they can be pricey, but bentos help with portion control too. The boys used to just pour a huge bowl, and now they get the right amount for a serving. 🙂

  3. good for you! I so wish I could do bento but I just do not feel like I have the time for it. You made some adorable boxes this week

  4. Those are SO cute! We don't need to send lunches to school for two more years, but I love bentos & have always wanted to make more for my son, even at home. You should do a post sharing the supplies you bought, I hadn't heard of alphabet cutters &I'm sure there's a lot more I'd need!

  5. I just bought some bento boxes today to start making these for my two youngest boys. I really liked all of your ideas.

  6. I love making bento lunches for my children. I wish I had time to blog about them. Cute lunches.

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