Monday, August 30, 2010

Laptop Lunches brunch on-the-go :)

We had such a busy weekend! This was my little girl's brunch on Saturday!

breakfast in Laptop Lunches

In her Laptop Lunches box she had:
- strawberries and orange slices
- bacon bologna roll-ups (I couldn't believe we were out of bacon - bummer!)
- plain yogurt
- Earth's Best organic blueberry mini-waffles
- homemade blueberry syrup

Paige ended up wanting the blueberry syrup stirred into her yogurt and dipped her waffles in the yogurt. Interesting. ;-)

The yogurt spot has two small pieces of barran covering the yogurt to help contain any mess while transporting, but since *I* was the one carrying the Laptop Lunches, we didn't really have to worry about any tipping. ;-) The yogurt was really thick to begin with and didn't make any mess at all.

The Earth's Best mini-waffles (both blueberry and plain) are a family favorite. They are delicious and so easy! I used my free Earth's Best product coupon to "buy" our box - and you can do the same! Check out the giveaway going on now full of all sorts of yummy foods to get your own!! :)

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Andie M. said... [Reply to comment]

wow hehe! I packed Breakfast for lunch in Hubby's bento today too! Silver dollar blueberry pancakes, bacon and scrambled eggs. I'm out of normal bento friendly fruit cause the move is in 4 days and I'm scared to buy too much squishable food to just have to move it. :/

Wahzat Gayle said... [Reply to comment]

what a wonderful combination.
Love your lunch suggestions and those boxes are amazing.
Visiting via Design Mom

Subway Mom said... [Reply to comment]

You are just fabulous! I saw your 'designs' on design mom's website and I just fell in love. I had been at loss what to include and how to organize my daughter's first lunch box.... and you gave me the answer. I can't thank you enough! xxx

Would it be okay if I use your pics on my blog (of course I’ll link back to you). I think a lot of moms will benefit from your creativity and ‘design’. :)

Rebecca said... [Reply to comment]

Miss Melissa, is barran disposable or reusable or is there some of both?
And, I love your blog! You have helped me get out of a lunchbox rut that I didn't even realize I was in. I am full of many ideas now for my little one's lunch. She's excited about lunch again too!

Abby & Her Boys said... [Reply to comment]

I am so inspired! I came over from "design mom" and I'm in love! I will be linking to you on my Friday Favorites this week. abby

Mariah said... [Reply to comment]

Design mom!?!? You're such a rock star! That's great!!! xoxo

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Hello, everyone! Thanks for coming by! :)

Rebecca, the barran is a thick plastic and is washable and reusable. This particular kind is considered disposable, but you can get a lot of uses out of it before it really needs to be trashed. My more favored barran is silicone, so that's reusable forever - it's not available in as many cute varieties though. :)

Subway Mom & Abby - please feel free to link away and share the blog! The more, the merrier! :)

Mariah, love you. <3

Queen Scarlett said... [Reply to comment]

I am in looooooooooooove with this site, the lunches. I'm so ready to gear up and just stalk you online. ;-)

So where do you buy all your adorable food picks? Cute shape cutters, etc... all the accessories, etc...

This is exactly what I've been looking for as I pack lunches every day.


amy said... [Reply to comment]

Delicious. Waffles and fruit are favorites of my kids. It's such a balanced meal. Thanks for posting!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

This might be a silly you worry about foods staying warm that taste best warm? Such as the waffles? Do they get mushy by the time your daughter gets to eat them? I worry my kids won't like the way things taste by the time they open their lunch boxes. Thanks and I am LOVING this website so much!!!

Stef plus 3 said... [Reply to comment]

Only 1 more week from today until I start packing Mya fun lunches for school! We go back so late here!!

Lew said... [Reply to comment]

Saw you on Design Mom and I LOVE your site!! thank you so much for all the info about bentos. I have been trying to decide on what to get and your site is such a great resource.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for the coupon code! It saved me $5 on my order. I'm buying this for a wedding gift for my sister. She was so excited when she told me about the laptop lunches.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I really love all your creative ideas, they are incredible!! My only concern for buying something like this is I feel they are not big enough for my bigger kids (6 and 10). They have full days at school and require a lot more food/snacks than I see room for in the bento boxes. I usually send them a lunch, 2 regular snacks (in a bag like pirate booty or chips), a string cheese, a fruit and a vegetable. What kind of box would you recommend for that? I would love to start creating these fun lunches I'm just not sure the containers are big enough. Any thoughts?
Thanks so much, you are so inspiring!!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Hi there! Bento boxes are available in a lot of different sizes. I can understand how some of the smaller ones may not hold enough for a big kid's meal, it really depends on the foods - things like Pirate Booty take up a lot of space, while some baked chicken is more compact! Are you looking to put the snacks and the lunch in the same container? That would be tricky.
I pack snacks seperately from the lunch bento.

Laptop Lunches are a pretty generous size to me, as are EasyLunchboxes. Those are what I use for my OWN lunches.
I can get a full sandwich, carrots, some fruit, nuts or other side - all in one box. That's usually enough for a full lunch and a snack for me.

The newer Laptop Lunches have an optional inner box set called Bento Buddies (see here: )
Those containers would let you have one big space, large enough for a sandwich (with some space to spare), plus two side sections.

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