So far Evan loves school. Today he said “Do I go to school tomorrow?” When I said yes, he gave a “Woo hoo” complete with fist pump. Here’s hoping that lasts for years and years!
I love that he loves it. What don’t I love? Coming up with lunches & snacks every day. My inner-Martha is screaming “make super cute bentos”, “You know you can make that tomato look like an Angry Bird” and other such nonsense. My inner-lazy person is screaming “but it takes so much tiiiiiimmmmmeeeee” (Ok…maybe that one came from my inner whiner). Oh and don’t forget the school is saying “Please send lunches that are as litter free as possible.” To make it even more fun….no nuts, no fridge and no microwave.
Even though I haven’t managed any Angry Birds yet, I have been using bentos every day. I own 3…two plastic ones I bought at HomeSense for cheap and a stainless steel one from Pottery Barn Kids. I’ve used them all and (as you will see from the pictures) I keep coming back to the Pottery Barn one. I must admit that it is pretty spendy. I received the Spencer Stainless Steel bento to review (MSRP $59). When I saw the price tag I thought “Wha?????” but now I have changed my mind. I love how I can throw it in the dishwasher and it comes out in the same condition as it went in (soooo not the case with some of the plastic ones).
The bottom section fits a sandwich with room to spare for a muffin, cheese stick or a silicon muffin cup of banana chips (Evan’s fave). The top 3 sections are great for veggies, fruit or cheese and crackers. You can also send just the top section if you need to send a smaller snack only.
What are your favorite things to send in your kid’s lunches?
Disclosure: I received a Pottery Barn Spencer Bento to use for a review. As always, all opinions are my own.