On the night before the first day of school, both of my kids made their own lunches! I was pleasantly surprised. They were so cute and excited.
I watched as they chose fruits and vegetables. They made their own healthy school lunches without my help.
I watched in amazement as my second and third graders showed me how grown up they are. It was only last year that I had to work within the confines of their pickiness to pack healthy lunches. They have definitely added more to their diets this year.
Where have my babies gone?
The night before the second day of school, my babies returned to their former selves. I was back on lunch duty.
I don’t blame them. We get home from soccer late. The containers in their new [easyazon_link identifier=”B01HHAWCIS” locale=”US” tag=”scrugcorne-20″]Bentology lunch boxes[/easyazon_link]need to be washed each night.
I don’t mind it so much. I only have a few more years before they no longer let me get away with this cuteness.
Healthy School Lunch Idea: Bento Box Bear
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Lunch box contains:
red beans, canned, rinsed & drained
raw mini cucumbers
2 slices bread
1 slice cheese
1-2 slices lunch meat (we used ham)
2 pretzel spoons
2 [easyazon_link identifier=”B005BPU1P8″ locale=”US” tag=”scrugcorne-20″]candy eyes[/easyazon_link]
[easyazon_link identifier=”B001U0ON2K” locale=”US” tag=”scrugcorne-20″]Wilton Sparkle Gel[/easyazon_link]in black
3″ circle cutter
2″ biscuit cutter
Prepare your sandwich as desired. We added a little mayonnaise and some ham.
Use a [easyazon_link identifier=”B0000CFN09″ locale=”US” tag=”scrugcorne-20″]3″ circle cutter[/easyazon_link] to cut your sandwich into a circle. Discard excess (or eat!)
Use a [easyazon_link identifier=”B00345MYE8″ locale=”US” tag=”scrugcorne-20″]2″ biscuit cutter[/easyazon_link] to cut a piece of cheese. Place the cheese on top of the sandwich, off center.
Add two pretzel spoons for ears.
Then place the candy eyes.
Last, draw on a nose and mouth with sparkle gels
Tuck into your lunch box with all the other healthy snacks!
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