Thursday, June 6, 2013

Snacks, snacks, lots of school snacks!

At one point during this last school year I thought I'd make a real effort to start documenting our packed school snacks. The problem is it wasn't a habit and therefore kept slipping my mind in the crazy getting-ready-for-school morning rush and 97% of the time I forgot to do it.

So these are just the random handful of snacks I happened to take pictures of. They spread over a long time period, and bridge a transition in Paige's diet (the more recent ones being lower in simple carbs and sugar and are artificial dye-free).

This snack was packed in our newish strawberry bento box. This is a 2-tier (stacked) box, but I just used the top box this time, so it was a single tier.  It holds a homemade banana walnut muffin (with lots of chia seeds and flax meal added), and there are pumpkin seeds in the lidded Mini-Dipper container:
kindergarten snack - strawberry bento box - banana nut muffin and pumpkin seeds

This is 1 of 2 new little bento boxes Paige got for her birthday in March. This one is divided into three sections. On this day she had Goldfish crackers, roasted almonds, and a Babybell cheese. That larger section was big enough to also hold one cell of a Goodbyn icepack blanet also, which helped keep the cheese nice and chilled until snack time:
kindergarten snack - almonds, goldfish crackers, Babybell cheese

The super cute lid... it's Hello Kitty! The lid snaps on like a Lock & Lock box. I found this bento set on ebay (from this shop).
Hello Kitty snack box for mini bento

This snack was packed in the 2nd box from that Hello Kitty bento set, this one doesn't have built-in dividers, but is the same size and has an identical lid. This snack contained a clementine, turkey jerky, and in the tube (an old mini M&M holder) are sunflower kernels:
Kindergarten snack box - clementine, sunflower kernels, turkey jerky

Same box again, the tube also has sunflower kernels. And two mini granola bars ("flapjacks" from our Graze Box subscription):
kindergarten snack - sunflower kernels & apple cinnamon granola bar

Packed in a Goodbyn snack box, this snack is mini organic peanut butter cracker sandwiches (from Trader Joe's) and almonds:
Kindergarten snack - organic peanut butter sandwich crackers & almonds

Packed in a small Lock & Lock snack box, fishie crackers and pumpkin kernels:
school snack Goldfish crackers and pumpkin seed kernels

The Goodbyn snack box again, mini saltine crackers and a mini muffin (I have no earthly memory of what type of muffin that was):
mini saltine crackers and mini muffin in Goodbyn snack box

...my memory struggles again...this snack was some sort of granola bar (maybe an organic Clif's Zbar?) with what looks like graham crackers under it? And grapes:
Snack Goodbyn with kids Zbar and grapes

The same snack sized Lock & Lock box as above, but I slid one of the included trays to the middle to make 3 sections. This one holds a granola bar, fishies, grapes. This was Ethan's snack, I'm pretty sure:
Snack Lock & Lock box with granola bar fishies grapes

Some sort of crackers and itty bitty mini Hello Kitty sandwiches. Those tiny kitty sandwiches were made using larger "scrap" pieces of bread from leftover cut-outs. I used HK fruit & veggie cutters to make those (#5 from my Hello Kitty cutter round-up post): 
Snack Hello Kitty bite-size sandwiches and crackers


Supplies used to pack these snacks:

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