I'm having a hard time adjusting to my earlier wake-up time (so I get home pretty much as soon as the girls get out of school). There doesn't seem to be much sleep happening. I
In amongst all THAT... I decided that I wanted to attempt to eliminate the use of plastic baggies. I decided the best place to start was with lunches. I have become a little obsessed with bento boxes. Well, the basic concept of the bento box, anyway. I don't have any intentions of getting all crazy with mine! I figure that in addition to minimizing waste, I'll be getting the girls to eat healthier too! I ordered some supplies and tonight made the very first bento box lunches! The girls are totally into this and are even looking at new recipes to try and are willing to help make lunches! Here's what we packed last night! They'll have the option of water or milk in their reusable bottles.
|A's lunch is bologna and cheese stick kabobs, carrots, pear chunks and a goldfish/pretzel mix|
|M's lunch is ham and cheese stick kabobs (with half a flat-out wrap), cucumbers, pear chunks and goldfish.|
I got a couple different types of food containers to try (A's is a Sassy and M's is an Easy Lunchbox), found silicone baking cups at the thrift store, and a few other bits to get us started. I would like to get each of them a "real" bento box at some point (birthday's and Christmas are coming!). I'm going to be ordering some reusable food picks and more silicone cups soon. If you're interested here's a few sites I found to have some really good info about how to get started and places to get your gear!
Lunch in a Box
Molly's Lunchbox - this Mamma is the whole reason I wanted to start doing this! Lurve you, Shan!
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