Thursday, January 5, 2012

back to school with Bynto lunchbox :)

Buh-bye, holidays. 

School resumes for us today. Well, for some of us. Owen is home "sick" with pink eye. Blech!

Ethan's lunch for today is packed in our Bynto lunchbox.
beary Goodbyn bynto lunch

In the top section: 
organic granny smith apple slices (dipped in some fruit juice to prevent browning) and organic baby carrots in a silicone cup.

middle section: 
peppered turkey and cheddar cheese (cut with a mini beary cutter).

bottom section:
pretzel sticks.

And Ethan's snack (if you tilt your head to the side you'll barely notice how crooked the photo is!):
Grapes and mini saltine crackers, packed in a small two section Lock & Lock box.

Every time I post a bento with mini saltine crackers I get questions asking where I find them. So here it is - They are from the brand Premium and come in a regular box. I usually find them stocked next to the oyster crackers. If you have a Publix you can get them buy 1, get 1 free this  week. :)

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StaceyFacex said... [Reply to comment]

That little head-tilt comment made me chuckle because I did that naturally! Who likes conventional photo's anyways.. :p

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

That's right! It's more creative this way. :p

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said... [Reply to comment]

Looks delicious!! I love the tiny crackers, I will have to look for them when I go shopping tomorrow :D

Wendy said... [Reply to comment]

Well, your paper is straight. Isn't that what really matters? ;)

blackheartbetty said... [Reply to comment]

Mini saltines are so cute. I have never seen them. The cheese is also adorable.

Kris said... [Reply to comment]

It's "artsy" :) Love the small saltines. Perfect for lunches.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Ok, I've read through a lot of your posts. It's very cute and all, but there's a lot of things wrong with this. These meals are ridiculously meager for a child; I'm quite surprised they are not starving. As a child I would eat tons of food, healthy or not, and now I am still healthy as ever. Quarter of a sandwich and half a banana is not a lunch.

Also, being in the medical field, I want to say that spoon feeding special accommodations to Autistic children is not a good way to treat them. They will begin to realize they're different and lose all hope to progress. Also I have not heard anything about special diets for Autistic patients. I really couldn't believe my eyes when I saw how these kids are treated: like they are handicapped.

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Anonymous, the meals I pack for my children suit their appetites. Usually a few odd bites come back home, but it is a rare day when they say they didn't have enough to eat - I can recall that happening twice in the five years my oldest son has been in school.

Spoon feeding autistic children? I really have no idea what you are talking about with your comments in this regard. We are not on a special diet here, though my autistic kiddo has an extremely self-limited diet. Since it is apparent you do not have any first hand experience to this end I will excuse your comments for being simple ignorance. We do not treat our son as though he is handicapped, he is a unique individual with specific needs in certain situations and we try our best every day to meet those needs. You know, just as every parent does for their child(ren).

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I am a Mom of two and having been packing "Bento-style" lunches since they were in preschool (now 2nd & 4th grades). My children love their "pretty" lunches, and the variety of foods they get. At school and especially away, they are incredible eaters, trying pretty much anything and everything (way more so than the average children, I'd hazard to say, since we live overseas now). It is MUCH healthier for children to have a variety of fruits and vegetables with a bit of protein than the heavy duty carbs and starches provided in most school lunches or typically packed with a PB & J and chips as a "typical" lunch. Anonymous seems to be missing Melissa's point (and great inspiration to Moms with her blog) in sharing her lunches and while perhaps has experience in the "medical field" seems to lack practical experience in real life feeding ANY child healthy and nutritious foods on a daily basis.

jenh said... [Reply to comment]

my three kids have loved baby saltines for years! they rock!

Kaylie said... [Reply to comment]

I just found your blog and this is so cute! I'm sure your kids LOVE these lunches and I can't wait to do this when I have kids.

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