You may have noticed I am posting much more frequently than I did during the summer months. School has started and my son started kindergarten. Suddenly I have time to write because I don't have to play legos as often as I did while my son was home all day; and my daughter still naps. I am so thankful for us both.
Thankfully Carter is loving school and I am getting used to making lunches again (he took lunch to pre-k too); so everyone is adjusting well. Today I wanted to share with you one of my most favorite recent purchases: bento box containers.
|Carter's first day lunch: edamame, almonds + dried fruit, peach, water and I need to add a half size sandwich.|
Please don't judge me by my dino drawings.
Some of the other things I pack in these tiny containers include:
pitas and hummus
tortillas and beans + avocado
homemade granola bars
and every now and then cookies
And yes, I am a mean mother an require him to eat all of his lunch- even if it is after school and he wants a snack- he has to finish his lunch first. So, yes he eats it all and likes it- most of the time. But then there is the rest of the time, when he liked it the night before when I packed it, but loathes it all by lunch time. So it goes.
I don't know when I am ever going to make it back to that closet of a Japanese store in San Francisco, but should I need more containers I found some similar ones here. And I figure I might want some sooner than later- because I realized this is also the perfect size to pack snacks for my toddler in my bag...
What do you like to pack to-go?
Do you have any great lunch ideas I should know about? Please tell!