I finished last week’s goal of a different lunchbox every day of the week for Girlie! I cannot believe that she has 10 different styles of lunchboxes now. Clearly, I am a bento addict! Luckily, she appreciates my mania. It was fun to keep mixing things up all week and trying new foods too!
Thursday’s lunch features a whole lot of pink! I roasted some beets for myself and kept some of the beet juice to dye a hard boiled Hello Kitty Egg and to mix with cream cheese for super pink cream cheese and jelly pinwheels. I also gave her strawberries, grape tomatoes, a slice of beet, and Very Berry Chobani Champions. I was proud of her for tasting the beet slice, but I was not surprised that she did not like it!
Friday was a Hello Kitty fun day! Girlie had yogurt mixed with berries and a side of granola to sprinkle in. She also had a cheese and veggie bacon crescent roll, red bell pepper, sugar snap peas, cucumber slices, and ranch dip in a mini dipper. I also gave her some milk in her Hello Kitty thermos and put all of it in her Hello Kitty lunch bag.
On Monday, we got back to our tried and true EasyLunchboxes. I made these ridiculously delicious cheesecake bars over the weekend (primarily made from crescent roll dough and cream cheese) and they were a huge hit with Girlie, so I included one in her lunch, but with lots of fruit and veggies to balance it out. She got a pattern of carrot, sugar snap peas, and grape tomatoes in the large compartment. I added grapes and blueberries in one small compartment and greek yogurt in the other.
Yesterday’s lunch was a simple PB&J, but made with the cinnamon raisin bread I baked in my new bread machine. I served that with grapes, blueberries, cucumber, yellow bell pepper, some low-fat Ranch in a mini-dipper, and an Orange Vanilla Chobani Champions. I added her glass water bottle for the photo – it is a Lifefactory bottle and this is what she brings almost every day.
Little Dude and I have been sick off and on and he’s barely been at school this month. I’ve been keeping him busy with TV, games, and cooking projects. He’s back again today, so let’s hope he doesn’t get sent home with another fever! Does you have any kid-tested immunity boosting recipes to recommend? I’ve been trying to force liquids and vitamin C, but the colds just keep coming. I’d love any other ideas you can share!
Here are the products I used in this lunch: