Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Kindergarten Color Days - black & white in a Lunchbots Quad + a Bynto bento

Only a few days left of Kindergarten Color Days! Thank heavens, because I'm growing weary and I've used up all the colors included in that color crayon cupcake picks set
I'm all on my own from here on. 

Paige's lunch for Black & White day:
Black and White day lunch


For starters, she has black beans packed in her Thermos FunTainer Food Jar.

Then, in a Lunchbots Quad box she has the following:
- white corn tortilla chips
- mexican blend of shredded cheese
- blackberries with a little panda bear pick
- the ultimate black & white treat, an Oreo cookie

When Paige saw what was packed for the day she declared it was her luckiest lunch ever. I'm pretty sure the Oreo is to credit for that. ;-)

To prepare the Thermos, again I brought water to boil on the stovetop, the same time I was heating the black beans (in a separate pan). While the beans continued to simmer away I filled the Thermos with the boiling water, lightly screwed on the lid, and let it sit while I moved on to packing Ethan's bento. By the time I was done with Ethan's lunch all I had to do was dump the hot water from the Thermos back into the pan, fill the now hot Thermos with the hot black beans, and seal shut. Next I dumped the hot water from the boiling water pan into the black bean pan to clean it. It was all really easy and didn't take longer to do than I would normally spend packing a cold lunch bento.  

Speaking of Ethan's bento, here it is. I've just been focusing on Paige's Color Days lunch for days on end and I'm getting quite a back log of Ethan lunches! 

Bynto lunch with cool spork



Today his lunch is packed in a Bynto box and contains:
- grilled chicken (dinner leftovers) in a jumbo silicone muffin cup (fits perfectly in the deep Bynto)
- cheddar cheese slices 
- strawberries and grapes
- mini saltine crackers

A cool new lunch accessory for him this year is that stainless steel spork. It's awesome. It has a full sized spoon on one end and a nice sized fork on the other.  I like that it's nearly a full sized utensil on the ends, and yet because it doesn't have a handle it still fits nicely inside a bento box.  Ethan likes it because "it's totally cool!".

Supplies used in these lunches:






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8 comments:

Rachel+Co said... [Reply to comment]

i'm not sure i've ever commented here before, but i want to tell you how much i love your site! i've been following you for a while now and see your updates on facebook too. you totally inspired me to start packing lunches for my kids and i've been doing so ever since!

thank you, thank you!

here's a post i wrote way back when about packing lunches right after finding your blog via design mom:
http://rachelandcompany.blogspot.com/2010/09/lunch.html

Meredith said... [Reply to comment]

Love this. Our byntos come tomorrow!!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Awesome, Rachel! Your lunches look GREAT! :)

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

I'm sure you'll LOVE them, Meredith! I have to hold myself back from ordering them in more colors! :)

Daylynne said... [Reply to comment]

Like Rachel, I am new to posting here. I check in everyday and am inspired by your lunches. I am so happy to have found this blog. My kids lunches are so much better now!

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

Both lunches look great!!

acclimbs said... [Reply to comment]

Hi - I've read all your older post and have loved all of them. This is also my first time commenting. I just had to say THANK YOU so much for listing where you get your stuff to make the lunch. It helps so much. Finding your site has help me make a better lunch for my daughter who needs that extra FUN to get her to eat her lunch. I don't know how you do it in the morning. I pack their lunch the night before.

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