With my menu monday's coming regularly, and my weekly planning stepping it up a notch, I am looking at other ways/things to send with my kids to school. (as well as making lists of things to make with the kids over the summer) I decided to forego ziplocs recently, (thanks for the final push k) something about being more conscience of our purchasing and wasting. So last week as the end of our ziplocs left with the kids to school I was reminded of Bento boxes that I had seen on many vegan sites I frequent.
Here is a kids conserve lunch kit, which I am considering for next years back to school purchases. You can see/buy these here. I love the cute styles, and the metal reusable containers. There are a few choices, so check them out.
I also love the more taditional bento laptop lunch kits like this one its available at lunchboxes .com
My kids have always loved a variety of food in their lunch boxes and at home. Last summer our favorite lunch was tons of fresh cut veggies and hummus (click the link to Ina Garten's recipe at FoodNetwork). We use to buy our favorite hummus at Costco. But its been a while since we have done that. I came across this site (lunchinabox) tonight on my search around the web and I love the forum that lets everyone share their ideas of what they have sent with their kids. I think I have always conformed to the standards of lunch box food for the kids, but that is not always how we eat at home. So I will enjoy spending some time this summer developing ideas and recipes of things they will enjoy throught the year next school year. I know we will enjoy more seasonal varieties in their lunch boxes. And I like the idea of spending the summer creating recipes with the kids so they are apart of the whole experience and can own a little of the process. I know they will enjoy both the process and the result. Menu Monday is coming tomorrow... hope you have had a great week. I was pretty much off the computer the last few days with birthday preparations and lots of goings on around here. So I am happy to have a bit more relaxed week and doing a bit of catching up on here. But before I go, here is one pic from the big birthday weekend.
My new little Hannah Montana fan was delighted to have a guest appearance from Hannah and Lola at her party. The girls at the party had a fit, and learned the new hoedown dance too. It was a crazy busy weekend with baseball games, Spring recitals, and a birthday party - more pictures to come soon!