Maddy started preschool last week. She is going half days for the time being and that includes lunch time. I can’t tell you how excited I was to get to pack fun lunches for her. After we got her signed up for school I started looking for a bento box for her. regular lunch boxes are fine, I just wanted something fun that could help take some of the edge off the potentially undesirable food her classmates might be eating around her. So far I think it is working as her box comes home nearly empty everyday even when I sneak in things she may not normally gravitate to. She loves her pink bento box. How do I know she loves it? Well, one sure sign is telling people she has a bento box is one of the first 2 or 3 things she tells about her time at school so far.
I’m still new to bento boxes and even in the short time I’ve been packing a lunch in one I’ve had super adorable days and kinda okay days. Today’s bento featured a little leftover pizza with black olives – Maddy’s Favorite – cut into small squares. Even though this bento features a “boring” leftover I still think it is cute.
What’s on the plate (or in the box in this case) – Black Olive Pizza Bites
- Leftover pizza with black olives cut into small bite sized squares
- Mini pieces of broccoli and carrots cut into rounds
- Organic fruit leather cut into flowers
- Homemade cranberry and almond granola square
- Clementine and kiwi chunks