Thursday, July 31, 2014

Back to School Blog Hop - and an awesome giveaway!

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It's back to school time, so the Bento Bloggers and Friends are getting together to share our favourite lunch supplies and we have an awesome giveaway too!

Here's an easy vegetarian lunch made using some of my favourite basic tools. Nothing fancy today, just a few fun accents.

Peanut butter and jelly sandwich bites, fruit snacks, blueberries, red grapes, carrot sticks & a mini panda container of ranch dip.

These are my top picks for favourite lunch supplies:

I have 3 favourite lunch boxes in use right now - the original Yumbox, the Planetbox Shuttle, and the Planetbox Rover. New this year is the Yumbox panino, it has a different compartment configuration so it can hold a full sized sandwich or salad. We can't wait to try it!


Silicone cups - easy to corral small items, adds a pop of colour.
Japanese Bento Accessories Silicone Food Cup Bear Brown   Japanese Bento Silicone Food Cup Star 6P Star   Bento Silicone Colorful Food Cups - Butterfly Flower   Bento Silicone Colorful Food Cups - Star Moon

Animal Picks - there are so many to choose from, these are some family favourites
Japanese Bento Accessory Food Pick Panda 3D food picks 8 pcs   Japanese Bento Accessory Food Pick Sea Friends 3D food picks 8 pcs   Japanese Bento Accessory 3D Food Picks Honey Bee   Japanese Bento Food Pick Cute Circus Animal 10 P
Mini cups - good for dip, sprinkles, or to hold a mini surprise treat.

Japanese Bento Accessories Sauce Container Dipping Mayo Cup    Japanese Bento Accessories Food Cup with Animal Head Lid 3 sets    Japanese Bento Box Accessories Sauce Container set of 4 Mayo Cup Happy Japanese Bento Accessories Sauce Container set of 4 Mayo Cup

Sandwich cutters - the more the merrier in our house. Here are our faves.

  CuteZcute Bento Sandwich Cutter and Pastry Stamp Kit CuteZcute Mini Pocket Sandwich Maker and Egg Mold Kit - Animal Palz   Japanese Bento Accessories Sandwich Cutter 4 designs Animal

Now you can enter to win an awesome prize and grab some fun lunch items for yourself!

The giveaway is open worldwide! Please read the Terms & Conditions in the Rafflecopter widget. The prizes are as follows:
First Prize (one winner, Worldwide)- Gift voucher for US$70 from Bento USA 

Runner up prize for USA/Canada (one winner) -Gift from EasyLunchBoxes
Runner up prize for UK (one winner) - Gift from Eats Amazing UK 
Runner up prize for Netherlands/Belgium (one winner)- Gift from De Leukste Lunch 
Runner up prize rest of the world (one winner) - Gift from CuteZCute

There are 2 mandatory questions. To find the answer you have to hop along to the other blogs and collect the letter tiles. Put them in order and you will find the answer to the first question! The second question is easy - where are you from? This is to determine which runner up prize you are eligible to win. 

Here's my letter tile - it's the first letter of the answer :) So write it down and click the button to start hopping - up next is Christine from My Epicurean Adventures. When you have found all of the tiles (there are 16) you will end up back here and you can enter below. By liking our sponsors you can unlock even more entries for the giveaway!

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Summer Camp Lunch

Last week three of my girls had a week at Aqua Camp. That's a week long day camp operated at our local Aquarium, Museum & Zoo. Super fun week, and a few fun lunches too.

Here's one of Rose's vegetarian lunches packed in a Planetbox Shuttle.

Cheese sandwich pinwheels, grape tomatoes, blueberries, apple & pear slices

The Shuttle is becoming one of our favourite containers to use right now.  I can fit a whole sandwich (crusts off) in the small compartment, leaving the larger one with space for fruit & veggies. It really works out to be the perfect size! 

I have never liked raw tomatoes. Rose loves grape tomatoes and I always buy them when our garden is not producing. Lately, the Lady Moon Farms organic grape tomatoes that I have been buying have just looked so inviting. So, I finally tried one. WOW! They are awesome. Now I love these raw tomatoes. Funny how your taste buds change. 

Here are some items that I used when making this lunch.
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  Japanese Bento Food Pick 10 pcs

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