Lately I have been using the Rubbermaid LunchBlox containers and I love them! They come with a thin molded ice pack and lots of little containers to fill bento-style and the whole deal fits perfectly into your regular ‘ol lunchbox! And for those that are going to ask, yes my kids can open them without spilling all the food out, the plastic lids are nice and flexible, not stiff like some plastic containers can be! I still use our other fun bentos (from this post here) for Ellie’s lunch…I’ll share a couple of her meals at the bottom of this post! I figure I will end up switching between the LunchBlox and the other bento containers a lot during the school year as I’m sure there will be days where I will not want to wash the containers by hand every night! 😉
This bento was Heart-themed for Penny’s first day of school! It includes diced fresh peaches with a heart pick, organic vanilla wafers, heart shaped blueberry jam sandwiches (with homemade jam!), pizza picks with Organic Valley string cheese and mini pepperoni slices, Annie’s cheddar bunnies, a couple of Nut-Free Energy Bites (recipe here) and fresh raspberries.
This bento lunch was Bunny themed! It includes fresh raspberries with a bunny pick, bunny-shaped homemade blueberry jam sandwiches (with homemade blueberry jam–again!), bunny-shaped organic Applegate cheddar cheese slices, a few No-Bake Energy Bites with a bunny pick (recipe here) made with almond butter, grapes with leaf and stem picks, and a small portion of mini marshmallows for something sweet.
This bento includes fresh diced peaches with a mini bear fork, organic Applegate turkey and cheese sandwich cut into puzzle piece shapes, Annie’s cheddar bunnies, organic vanilla wafers, baby carrots, ranch dressing, and a couple of Nut-Free energy bite (recipe found here).
This bento includes fresh diced strawberries with bunny fork, crackers, nitrate-free salami from Trader Joe’s cut into flowers, broccoli, organic Applegate cheddar cheese cut into flowers, skewers of grapes, and Annie’s bunny fruit snacks.