Tuesday, January 31, 2012

EasyLunchbox & Lunch Punch bento lunches - g'day mate! & beep beep!

My girl Paige was carrying on and on about neeeeding a bento for lunch today. "You haven't made me a bento in practicality forever and ever!" she whined. Poor thing. ;-)  But it was easy (and fun!) enough to dish up a couple cute lunches before preschool.

Paige's lunch:
ELB Australia Lunch Punch bento lunch
Packed in an EasyLunchboxes container:
- peanut butter & blueberry preserve sandwich, cut with a Lunch Punch "Landwich" shape - Australia!
- whole grain Goldfish crackers (to fill the Great Barrier Reef area)
- a few koala cookies
- mixed fruit, speared with a couple cute bento picks, a mighty croc and a dingo ("the dingo got my grapey!") (from this set).
- I added a little fruit leather heart to send my love to Kiersten, the Lunch Punch creator. Mwah! 

Tyler's lunch:
ELB Car Lunch Punch bento lunch
Also packed in an EasyLunchboxes container:
- same peanut butter & blueberry preserve sandwich, but cut with the Lunch Punch "Vroom!" car shape
- some organic vanilla cookies, featuring electric cars (cute!) (from Whole Foods)
- whole wheat pretzel sticks 
- mixed fruit
- a hand-cut lightning bolt to mirror the cookies. That lightening bolt was trickier for me to cut out than I'd like to admit!

My little car lovin' boy was thrilled with his car sandwich. He said "honk honk!". So cute. :)

note: The Australia cutter is part of the not-released-yet "Landwiches" set of Lunch Punches. They are not available for sale, but this Aussie one was part of a promotion for Bega cheese that took place in Australia several months ago. I was lucky enough to get one of those ones.

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Corey @ Family Fresh Meals said... [Reply to comment]

Love the "Great Barrier Reef" Such a cute idea! Where do you get the koala cookies? Adorable!

EasyLunchboxes (Kelly Lester) said... [Reply to comment]

The lightening bolt is such a simple shape but it adds such a visual punch! Love these lunches Melissa :)

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Corey, I can't remember where the koala cookies came from! They are a Japanese thing, same sort of small box as the Hello Panda cookies. I had to have picked them up at either World Market or possible when I was in CA in October. I did hop into a Japanese dollar store while there and got a couple things, but I just don't recall!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

how about the lighnting bold cookies?

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Th cookies with cars and lightening bolts are from Whole Foods.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

cool. thank you. Do you remember the brand by any chance?

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Australia is upside down isn't it?

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Probably. LOL :)

I don't have the cookie box anymore, but it was Eco*"something". Like Eco*Kids, maybe. There are also suns, planets and wind machines in the mix.

Lisa said... [Reply to comment]

The dingo ate my grapey. Ha! Seriously made me laugh out loud. I'd like you to make ME a bento lunch. Ummm, I'm 40. :)

And, did you hear? They reopened the dingo case. New evidence or something like that. Happened a few weeks ago.

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Reopened the Dingo took my baby case?!! No way! That's crazy. It seems like a million years ago I saw that made-for-tv movie!

Lisa said... [Reply to comment]

Here's one link to the latest... http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/lindy-baby-azaria-and-the-dingo-3002965.html

It's been looked into at least three times, I believe. It's pretty fascinating to me. When I was at Uluru/Ayers Rock, I might have been mumbling "the dingo ate my baby". The. Entire. Time.

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

LOL!! That is totally something I would do. :D

Rina said... [Reply to comment]

Melissa, love the lunches and I am so into the Goodbyn looking at your cute lunches. Does it fit into a regular lunch box?
BTW, I linked back the homemade foodpicks tutorial to your blog.

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Rina! The original Goodbyn is really huge and doesn't fit in a lunchbox (only fits in our huge family-sized cooler). But the newer, smaller, Bynto (also by Goodbyn) DOES fit in a lunchbox.
It's a wee bit big to fit properly in an EasyLunchboxes cooler bag - it will fit, but sit at a diagonal. However, we have three other regular sized "normal" lunchboxes that is fits into perfectly. Any standard sized rectangle lunchbox will work for it!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

The cookies are called Eco-Planet! Hope that helps! :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Australia is upside down

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Poor Australia, up side down. :( And Tazzy is disappeared? :O

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

The great barrier reef is on the north east side of Australia, and it's upside down. Hehehe.
But wonderful concept! I got the Aussie day lunch punch too. I love the little croc picks! :D

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks Melissa. Will look for it in the WHole foods. For anyone else, if your local whole foods doesn't carry it, here;s the link to the website - http://ecoheavenllc.com

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

You are really really really talented!


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