Friday, April 30, 2010

Dolly: a preschool bento lunch

My daughter picked the name for this bento. :)

preschool bento for autism awarness

This bento is packed in a Sassy box.
On the right: pretzels, sandwich bites cut into puzzle shapes with The Lunch Punch (peanut butter & cherry preserves), and in the little dish are deli rolls: salami, turkey, swiss cheese.
On the left: strawberries, with cucumber in the silicone cup.

It is the last day of April, the last day of Autism Awareness Month! My last message about autism to share.

Amy says:
"Person with autism or autistic?
Many autistics themselves prefer autistic. They see autism as an integral (& often positive) part of their personalities & argue that saying "person with autism" is like calling women "people with femaleness.""

Tomorrow we will be back to our regularly scheduled bento programming! :)
 
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7 comments:

carO__ said... [Reply to comment]

I just wanted to say I've been looking around at many other Bento blogs lately and yours is my absolute favorite. Clean, simple, nicely packed, and perfect for kids. Do you ever pack adult bentos and if so does one box fill you up? Did you get most of your products on amazon or do you have a local store?

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

THANK YOU Car_O!! :)
Yes, I do pack bentos for myself. Most of the time I don't put too much thought into the presentation of my own food, and as such, I don't take many photos of my own.

You can see some of my own bentos in lunches the review I did for EasyLunchboxes just a couple weeks ago and I'm pretty sure I've posted one of mine in a Laptop Lunches box too. :) I think if I packed my lunch in a Lock & Lock box or a Sassy box I'd still be pretty hungry after - but bigger adult-sized boxes are definitely adequate for me. I've really been enjoying the size and ease of using the EasyLunchboxes. I'll make an effort to take more pictures of my lunches. :)

I do not have a local store. I get a lot from Amazon (with my Prime membership I get free shipping on just about everything - who can beat that?!). The more Japanese bento-authentic supplies are from ebay, my friend in CA who shops for me, and from orders I had placed with an online bento store that is no longer in business (IchibanKan).

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

Dolly looks delicious! And an excellent name for a tasty bento :D

Cortney-Erin said... [Reply to comment]

This is great. I've been visiting your blog for a few weeks now and the ideas are so cute. I have to eat small meals because of a stomach disorder I have and the things you do with the kids food is so cute! It makes my lunch seem more interesting and fun when I have to go out with others to eat. Thanks!

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Amy said... [Reply to comment]

Hello! I've recently found your blog and love it! I just started bento-ing this fall.... still have a ways to go. I made some of your pizza pockets and my son (preschooler) LOVED them! He insisted on helping me make some and asked me if "we could never stop making these?". :) I'll be trying some of your other recipes, too. I have a quick question - I've noticed on the cucumbers on a few of your bentos there are black? spots - what is that? Are they flax seeds? Just curious. I'm all for sneaking in healthy stuff.

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

The black specks you see on cucumbers is pepper! :)

Amy said... [Reply to comment]

Oh. Ha. I feel dumb. lol Never tried cucumbers with pepper, but I might now! The reason I asked is because I just recently was watching a little girl and the snack sent with her was apple slices and they had something sprinkled on them that looked the same (pretty sure it wasn't pepper, though). I thought it was some sort of flax seed/nutritional something or other but forgot to ask the mom. Then I saw the cucumbers and wondered if there was something I was missing! Thanks, though - I'll give pepper on cucumbers a try!

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