Showing posts with label Sassy box. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sassy box. Show all posts

Monday, June 25, 2012

Simple Bento

Simple lunch for Rose.

carrots sticks and cherry tomatoes (both from our garden)
mini ham and mustard sandwich rounds
mini apple from Great Granny & Great Papa's tree
oatmeal cookie that Great Granny made
honeydew melon & a few red grapes tucked around the edges

This was really easy to put together. Rose was very specific that she wanted very tiny sandwiches. I was able to cut 4 circles out of one slice of bread, just to give you an idea.  She picked the cherry tomatoes from the garden herself before school :)  She ate almost everything!

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Under the sea bento

under the sea bento
Hot dog octopi and crab, star onigiri with candy eyes (not my best moment! haha)
penguin mini cup with ketchup for dipping, 2 cherry tomatoes from our garden
grapes, fish shaped apple pieces, carrot sticks
goldfish crackers.

Rose ate almost everything  :) This was a real morning rush job and one of the times that I should have been a little neater. Next time I'll plan ahead a bit more. I saw this tutorial a while back and quite frankly I just wanted to try it. I had previously bought some hot dog punches but I could never get them to turn out right so these are a free hand attempt. I actually didn't even have time in the morning to look up the tutorial and just went from memory. I see now that I didn't do the crab cuts correctly.  ah well that explains it :) I also saw this fabulous Sea, How cute! bento on Bent On Better Lunches where she made the hot dog critters perfectly. This is way neater than mine and probably one of my favourites of hers. I just think it's so cute :) I'll try this again when I have a plenty of time in the morning as I think the features really make the whole thing look fabulous and features take just a little extra time. Rose was still extremely thrilled with her lunch so that is what matters most!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Flower bento for Rose

Rose's lunch
ham flower, cherry tomatoes from our garden, club crackers
mini bird cup holds a few gummy fruit snacks
red grapes, strawberry rose, cucumber slices, 
blueberries in a tulip cup, clementine

I tucked the bird cup down into the box so it would close, it's just sticking up for the photo. She ate almost everything here. She asked for these crackers so that was easy ;)

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Elephants bento lunchbox

For Rose
turkey slices, string cheese circles, wheat thins crackers
cherry tomatoes from our garden, mini brownie bite
carrots sticks, crinkle cut cucumbers, 
blueberries in an elephant shaped rice mold, apples slices

Rosie is sticking to this I don't want a sandwich phase. Time for me to get a little more creative I think!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Spring bento

a Spring themed bento for Heidi
tulip sandwich (cheese), cheez-its, snickerdoodle, carrot sticks
mini chick container with a vitamin inside
silicone cup with cantaloupe, honeydew & blueberries

She ate everything except 2 carrot sticks!

The mini chick cup and spring picks are from All Things For Sale

Some other items I used can be found here: 

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Bear-y Cute Bento

Almost every day now, Rose wants a "little" lunch box and a "little" sandwich or no sandwich. I will have to investigate a bit but I think her teacher is telling her she has to eat her whole sandwich first. I am not fussy over this eat your whole sandwich first idea- if she doesn't want to eat her whole sandwich it's perfectly fine with me.

Rose's bear-y cute lunch
carrot sticks, bear cup with two gummy vitamins, raspberries & blueberries
bear shaped cheddar and Ritz crackers ham & mustard sandwich, grapes
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Easy bento

Easy bento for Heidi
nutella sandwiches, grapes,
animal crackers, clementine, strawberries, string cheese

Minimal work, very simple bento for Heidi's lunch. Great for a busy morning!
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Flowers for Rose
green beans (from our garden!), grape tomatoes, ritz crackers, ham flower
babybel cheese, ranch dip in the strawberry cup
clementine, carrot sticks, grapes, strawberry flowers

I made this the night before and took a photo - then I pulled out the ritz crackers and put them in a zip bag on the counter. I wasn't sure if the leaving them in the bento and in the fridge would make them soft. I stuffed them back in the bento in the morning. Rose has been a bit fussy about not wanting too much sandwich lately - I am sure she will be thrilled to have crackers instead!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

3 Angry Birds Lunches

My first Angry Birds lunches ever! Very fun to make but I must confess I am terrible at this game and never bother to play it so I had to keep looking at the ipad for help!! LOL.

Heidi's Angry Birds Bento
green grapes (the pigs!), carrot sticks, raspberries & blueberries,
nilla wafers, stacked cheese sandwich with angry bird cheese toppers

Rose's Angry Birds Planetbox
angry bird boiled egg, strawberries, nilla wafers
cantaloupe, babybel cheese angry bird,
ham sandwich pigs with spinach pesto topper & graham crackers

Amy's Angry Birds Planetbox
It's mostly the same ingredients except I made ham sandwich sticks and
just represented the pigs with green grapes
In the little square if you look closely there is an angry birds fruit leather & cheese :)

These birds are all my work but not my ideas at all! I saw the ideas in this lunch months ago :)

These were pretty easy but tedious! I used a circle cutter, a round icing tip (both sides)
and a teeny weeny oval cutter and then cut the piece in half for the ears

I knew this would take some extra effort on my part so I made them the night before. Poor decision -- Amy ended up being sick so she stayed home and Rose declared that she wanted the blue Sassy box again and she didn't want those piggy sandwiches!!! SO I did a little switching around, convinced her to take the planet box and she ended up with the white boiled egg bird, the fruit leather bird, the babybel cheese bird and the green grape piggies! I repacked Amy's into a little bento and put it in the fridge ( she managed to eat most of it). I did not realise how much input they really do give me in the mornings!! Heidi ate hers at home as she had a school event in the morning at nursery school and wanted to come home with me after. What a crazy morning we had!

Here are some items that I used to make this lunch. These are affiliate links and I may earn a small commission if you purchase from them. Thanks for supporting my blog!

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Thursday, April 19, 2012


Rainbow lunches again for the girls.
Rose really wanted to use this lunch container again :)
grape tomatoes, cantaloupe, pineapple, granny smith apple slices, purple grapes,
nilla wafers, rainbow coloured sandwich, ranch dip for the tomatoes, apple slices

Amy & Heidi had the same thing - this is Amy's lunch -- no photo for Heidi's lunch
red apple slices, cantaloupe, pineapple, granny smith apple slices, plum slices,
nilla wafer, Rainbow coloured ham sandwich ( Heidi had cheese)
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Earth Day Bento & Blog Hop

Earth Day will soon be here - it's April 22nd, 2012. My bento blogging friends are having a blog hop to celebrate Earth Day. It's my first time joining in on a blog hop- woo hoo! Don't forget to check out the bottom of the post so you can hop on over to the next blog.

Rose's "We love our Earth" bento

broccoli trees, cucumber flowers, carrot stick flowers, cherry tomatoes on the vine, animal crackers, clementine and strawberry flower, tree sandwich, bird cup with ranch dip, cheese sandwich tree, apple cutouts representing a small house amidst all of the trees and flowers & butterflies, blackberry tree with a few more blackberries tucked under the apple pieces

It's vegetarian. I couldn't quite make it vegan - she really wanted the ranch dip and I could not convince her to switch from a cheese sandwich either.

So how does all of this mean Earth Day to our family? On Earth Day we want to imagine and hope for an earth where there are abundant trees, flowers and animal friends and where we have reduced the impact of man's pollution  on our environment. Our Earth Day pledge will be to plant a butterfly garden at our house. Looking for some ways that you can practice Earth Friendly activities in your daily lives? Here's what we do:

recycle (whatever is applicable in your area - for us it's only glass and tin cans), set the water heater at a lower temperature, wash clothes in cold water, use earth friendly cleaners and phosphate free detergent, pack waste free lunches as much as possible, minimise trash by buying in bulk and reuse packaging materials where possible, take your own reusable grocery bag shopping - not just to the grocery store!, use cloth diapers, compost suitable materials, plant your own garden and farm organically, buy organic produce as often as possible, buy locally produced items including food as much as possible -- reduces carbon footprint due to less transport time, conserve water, don't put harmful pesticides and non-organic fertilizers on your lawn, carpool whenever possible, turn off lights/TV/computers and other electronic devices when you aren't using them, do not leave charging cords plugged in if they are not charging anything - it still draws electricity, keep your air conditioning/heat at a moderate temperature or off, keep harmful waste and batteries out of the landfill (by following your area protocol for disposal), replace all of your bulbs with new low wattage, energy efficient bulbs, replace old appliances with energy efficient ones (as the need arises), eat less meat to reduce your carbon footprint (start small and aim for one meatless meal per week).

We could definitely work harder on some of these ourselves such as buying more organic produce; it is so expensive here it becomes difficult. If cost seems prohibitive in your area also, try to at least buy organically for the items on the "dirty dozen" list.
apples, celery, strawberries, peaches, spinach, non-US nectarines, non-US grapes, sweet bell peppers, potatoes, US blueberries, lettuce, kale/collard greens

Have you planned any Earth Day activities? What can you pledge to do to help our environment?

And now for the fun -- on to the hop :)
Click the button to discover another Earth Day bento:
Next up is Zoe's Lunchbox :)

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

It's snowing!

Well not really - we live in Bermuda! In fact, my children have never seen real snow.
Since lots of places have snow right now - here's a little snowy lunch for Rose. It was a quick lunch that Rose took to gymnastics last Saturday.

ham sandwich with mozzarella and fruit leathersnowman topper
boiled egg - snowflake desisgn and in a snowman cupcake liner
penguin cup with yogurt covered raisins and blueberries
penguin mini container with craisins
carrots - snowman noses!

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty fun bento for Amy to eat at gymnastics last Saturday.
ham sandwich with Hello Kitty stencil in cinnamon
Hello Kitty shaped boiled egg, carrots sticks
craisins in the mini Hello Kitty container
green grapes, blueberries, strawberry heart

She ate everything except the blueberries. I only put a few as I just keep hoping she'll try them. Not yet.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Beary-cute bento

Amy's beary-cute gymnastics bento.

  • stacked PB sandwiches
  • grapes
  • peanut butter in the mini cup ( to dip her carrots)
  • carrot sticks
  • cucumber slices
  • bear shaped boiled egg
  • honeydew melon

She still wanted extra carrot sticks - so she ate some of mine too!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Superfast hearts bento

This was a fast bento to put together with not many "frills". It's Heidi's rainy Saturday lunch to eat at home while her older sisters went to gymnastics.
  • grapes
  • carrot sticks & celery sticks
  • ranch dip in the blue mini cup
  • honeydew melon in the heart silicone cup
  • peanut butter sandwich with heart cheese toppers

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Mickey Mouse

Gymnastics day bento for Rosie

  • grapes
  • peanut butter sandwich
  • ranch dip in the orange cup
  • celery sticks, carrot sticks, grape tomatoes
  • honeydew melon
  • Mickey Mouse boiled egg

All packed up in her Sassy box and ready to go to gymnastics.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sassy food container

This is the first time using our new the Sassy baby food container set. I got them locally at People's. They have pink and blue sets. I have 2 pink and 1 blue. I really like it but need a little practice figuring out how to best arrange items. I have been using the planetboxes so much I haven't really had to think about it!

Rose's lunch

Christmas tree sandwich with candy dot ornaments, cheese presents,
the green mini cup is ranch dip, grapes, strawberries, carrot sticks and pineapples.

The food writers have still been getting a workout!