Monday, May 2, 2011

Double Deck Bento

Emma currently goes to kindergarten where they provide food (breakfast, snack and lunch). In a little over a year, however, she will be going to preschool.  The big kid school where there are no catered lunches served to all the kids at the same time in a designated friendly dining room.

This has got me thinking and wondering what will I be packing for her.  I know we've already been doing the lunch box thing at home and for picnics, but this is very different from school. I will have to be quick and efficient in preparation and nutrition!   I've decided this will be my practice year.

So yesterday I tested a double deck bento box for Emma's snack.

double deck bento box

double deck bento box top leveldouble deck bento box bottom level

In the top layer I put sliced bananas, carrot balls, yogurt and white seedless grapes. Bottom layer had two jam sandwich pockets created with my trusty Krustbuster.  You just have to be sure that the bread is very fresh in order for it to seal well.  A silicone compartment with cheesy bunny shapes, a home made fruit muffin and another silicone container with cherry tomatoes.

Emma loved it.  The presentation, the tiny lunch box, everything.... I'm just thinking, would this be enough to fill her up for breakfast, snack and lunch at school???  I'll be doing a lot more experimenting with all the lunch boxes at my disposal :)

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  1. This is so cute. My little on will be going to school longer next year and needs to take a lunch! I love these helpful!

  2. You did an amazing job on this Bento. So cute and healthy too. You should be in the business i'm thinkin! I'm following. thanks, Keri

  3. this is SO me!! nice to meet a like-minded momma! new follower from super stalker sunday ;)
    jo from "Our Beautiful Mess"

  4. This looks great! I can't wait to be packing lunches - I try to do creative things for my hubby on occasion. I'm your newest follower... please come visit justfordaisy. I can't wait to look around your blog!

  5. Like your blog:)Following you from the Hop a Little Tuesday blog hop:)Would LOVE if you check out my lil ole blog and follow back:)

  6. Wow, I wish my mom had made such delicious lunches growing up!

  7. Following from the Tuesday trail hop.
    I've seen some really cute Bentos but don't really go anywhere that I ever need to take lunch with me. Maybe once I have kids I'll get one.

  8. I really like your blog design. The lunch for Emma looks yummy.
    I am following you via tues blog hop.
    Please come by Mamaw's blog and follow me.

  9. Cool! How did you make those carrot balls?

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  11. The lunch looks great. I have several young grands I care for and they like to get their own snacks. Only one of them is a good eater. I really like the lunch box. Doylene

  12. I love your bento! I have only recently heard about them and wanted to see how motivated I would be to make my daughter's lunch this year before buying one. I think I am going to get her one this summer for next year. I love knowing what she is eating.

    New follower from TTT Tuesday Blog Hop

    Vanessa @Cooper Avenue

  13. Hello my love! What a fabulous lunch idea!!! My son is so picky we have to give him many options, and I absolutely adore the giraffe fork!!!!
    Well, I hope you have a wonderful week! I am glad I found you through Follow Me Back Tuesday!

  14. A+ on the presentation!

    Hello from a new follower on the Blog Hop!

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  15. Wow, what a great healthy and tasty lunch! I'm "following" you from the blog hop and would love a follow back - thanks, Mary

  16. I just saw you are my 100th follower!!!! I honestly wondered if I'd ever get to this point, and today's the day, and you're the friend - thank you for visiting and for being my 100th follower!!! Yay!!!

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  18. I am now STALKING you everywhere that I see listed here!

    Thanks for linking up on my new Super STALKER Sunday! Sorry it has taken me so long to get to you. The response has been OVERWHELMING! I hope you won't be a stranger and come back next week, or even just mid week and say hello! : ) I post lots of other great things like recipes, tackles, and rambles (oh my!).

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  19. Oh that looks so yummy! How did you do the carrot balls??

  20. I hate packing lunches but you actually make it look fun! I totally feel like a slacker now for putting in a whole banana... *wink

  21. You have a cute blog and the snack box looks yummy. New follower via the blog hop. Cheers

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  23. the presentation! It's making me hungry. :) I'm your newest follower from the Mingle With Us blog hop.


  24. These look great!

    Good morning! I'm just stopping by to "stalk" you from the Super Stalker Sunday Hop! Sorry it's so late but I've almost made it through the entire list! Hope you stop by this weekend and join the hop again!
    Mariah, Formula Mom

  25. Hi. I dropping back by becuase I am always so impressed with the lunches you make!!

    My kids make each other's lunches, so we have nothing this artful being produced!!

    I hope you enjoyed MOther's Day!!


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