Monday, December 16, 2013

Jolly Holiday blog hop Santa sandwich

It's another Holiday Blog Hop from Bento Bloggers and friends today is the Jolly Holiday blog hop.

I did a simple Santa sandwich and turned a red velvet donut hole into a Mini Christmas Pudding with a pick and some tortilla cut into holly leaves. All in a laptop lunchbox

Jolly holiday Santa sandwich

Now jump on over to Food for Harper to see more Jolly Holiday food.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Winter Wonderlunch Blog Hop

It's been feeling very wintery in Texas this week so its very fitting to do a winter themed lunch. We didn't quite get snow but it was icy.

In my Lunchbots duo lunchbox is a broccoli Christmas tree with sweet pepper star decorations. The snowman is onigiri rice balls on spinach with a carrot nose.

Now hop on over to see another winter Wonderlunch from Lunchfitforakid

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Edible Geekery Hop

It's finally here after watching the amazing Adventure in time and space last night, today it's the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who! I was one of those kids who hid behind the sofa from the Daleks and now love to watch again.

 I am teaming up with some fellow Whovians from Edible Geekery to celebrate.

Doctor Who Lunch

 I made some snack plates to eat while watching today Ood versions of pigs in blankets made from lil smokies cut the ends into eight and pop in hot water they curl into little octopi or in this case Ood faces I then stuck then into crescent rounds and baked. Once cooked I added a couple of chocolate chip eyes. Super quick to make and fun too.

 Adipose marshmallow are stuck together from large and small marshmallows attached with spaghetti and face drawn on with americolor food writers.

 Jammie Dodgers because well I like them and if you are a fan you will know why.

 "Fish fingers" and "custard" well mozarella sticks and cheese sauce!

Finally a little red pepper fez and bow tie.

Doctor Who Lunch

 I packed in a EasyLunchboxes and a PlanetBox. Happy 50th Doctor Who and here is to many more to come!

 Now hop in your TARDIS or strap on your vortex manipulator and travel over to see more Wibbly wobbly timey wimpy fun at BentonBetterLunches

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Baby Cool Penguin bento box and Animal Palz sandwich cutters

Happy Halloween!

I just love this new bento box by cutezcute I bought from BentoUSA . This one is the baby bento buddies cool Penguin. There is also a panda and owl box available. I haven't found a CuteZcute product I haven't liked yet and these do not disappoint!

Cutezcute baby bento buddies cool penguin bento box

It has two layers and a lid which doubles as a bowl so if you want to send a thermos of soup you can pour into a bowl. There is also enough room for a sachet of instant soup or a packet of gummies to tuck inside. It comes with a elasticated band to hold it all together. It is a smaller sized lunch box if you are used to american lunch boxes (but an average size bento box) but I easily fit enough in it to feed my kids and it's great because of the bowl to send with soup or pasta for those extra hungry days.

I packed my last Halloween lunch for the year lettuce, raspberries, cheese crackers and three cutezcute bat pocket sandwiches!

The bats are one of four great designs in the new CuteZcute Animal Palz. There is a bat, panda, monkey and lamb.

The sandwiches are super easy to make and you can fill with what you like. I used pumpernickel bread and sun butter. Sealed sandwiches are great as the filling doesn't leak out and these are a great size for kids.
I also tucked in a spider cupcake ring and a Happy Halloween pick.

If the pocket sandwiches aren't adorable enough you can make molded boiled eggs here are the monkey and panda peeking out from egg cups.

Both the CuteZcute Baby Bento Buddies Box and the CuteZcute Animal Palz are available from Bentousa or from Amazon.
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Monday, October 21, 2013

Simple Halloween lunch

Usually I post my fancy lunches that I have planned and thought about what I am going to make. Today you will see what I normally do day in day out. I have three kids to pack for everyday and I pack the night before often late at night so no brain power can be involved!

This is what I usually pack for my son who is a fussy eater, my two daughters lunches are usually healthier as they don't think vegetables are evil! So sandwich with spooky pick and bat pick, cheese stick, cheese crackers with a spider cupcake ring,  raspberries and a gummy eye. Takes less than 5 minutes to pack in a PlanetBox Rover Lunchbox. All the picks I get from All things for sale

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Mabel's Labels stocking stuffer combos

Does your kid lose his stuff on the school bus, in the playground or leave it at a friends house? i know my son does. all my lunchboxes, snack boxes, drink boxes and jackets are labelled with Mabels labels so even if it does get left behind it usually works its way back home.

From now until 12/31, Mabel's Labels is offering their limited edition Stocking Stuffer Combos and Holiday Return Address Labels! The Stocking Stuffer Combos make the perfect stocking stuffer, party favour, and personalized add-on to other gifts. Best of all, you only pay $30 for 6 sets! The Holiday Return Address Labels are adorable and come in a variety of exclusive limited-edition Holiday designs. Don't miss your chance to shop these great offers! Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Frightful Fall Hop Zero the Ghost Dog Bento

It's a Frightful Fall Blog Hop! I bring to you, Zero the Ghost dog from The Nightmare before Christmas.

Zero is Jack Skellingtons Ghost Dog and has a glowing pumpkin nose.

Nightmare before christmas Zero the Ghost dog bento

Zero is made from a slice of Jicama with a tomato nose (realized afterwards I should have used an orange tomato).

He is on a sandwich of marbliscious rye swirl bread from the HEB bakery.

I just cut him out with a craft knife using a sketch on parchment.

The top left has Greek yogurt with honey and colored orange. On top sits a Ghoulie Gummy jack o lantern from Trader Joes.

Below this is a babybel cheese with a gummy eye (I got this from Target Monsters University Gummy Eyeballs)

Raspberries and cherry tomatoes fill two compartments

Then the inspiration for the lunch a marshmallow Jack Skellington face.

This was from a lollipop at Walgreens it had two heads and then gummy swirls so I just took it apart).

All in a PlanetBox Rover.

For more Frightful Fall Fun, hop on over to IpackLunch by clicking on the hop picture below.


Monday, October 14, 2013

Charlotte's Web Bento

I bought some Halloween themed background papers in hopes of Halloween lunch inspiration. Instead I got inspiration to make this Charlotte's Web lunch.

Charlotte's Web lunch

The little spiders on the webs reminded me of Charlotte's children floating away on their webs.

Charlotte is made from cheese and Nori on a web made from tortilla with AmeriColor marker to draw the web and "some pig"

Wilbur the pig is made from Ham. Well he is a pig! Underneath Wilbur and the web is a sandwich

Some pig bento

In the other hat of the box is raspberries and blackberries, Trader Joes yoghurt stars, sweet bell peppers and a couple of Ghoulie Gummies from Trader Joes.

 All packed in a Monbento box.

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

TruMoo review

I am part of the Bzzagent program and was sent some coupons to try TruMoo's Halloween chocolate milk or special edition orange colored vanilla milk.

TruMoo halloween review

It took me a little while to find it. I found the Chocolate milk although only in the smaller sized packets in Randall's, I searched several supermarkets and couldn't find the orange colored milk.

They do have a place on their website to find stockists though.

They also have some great fun recipes for Halloween themed drinks and a contest to win a trip to see behind the scenes at a Goosebumps filming. If you enter you also get a coupon off the latest Goosebumps DVD.

TruMoo adds pure cocoa and just enough sugar to fresh, pure milk from your local dairy to create a chocolaty taste, all with no high fructose corn syrup. It comes in at 140 calories per serving although this differes based on your location as its made from local dairies.

My eldest enjoying her TruMoo chocolate milk
Out of my three kids only one really liked this Milk. I think they found the 1% a little watered down, but my kids have been drinking whole milk recently. Price wise it was a little pricey where I found it at $3.79 a half gallon. I think my kids will probably stick to the chocolate milk brand they have been drinking but I still want to try the special edition orange vanilla milk.

I recived a coupon from Bzzagent to try this product. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions are my own.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Dexter finale snack bento

Just a little snack for the Dexter finale tonight.

Dexter snack bento lunch

Jam sandwich wrapped in cling film cut with a squished gingerbread man cutter, sword cocktail pick with added strawberry jam for blood and on cheek. Raspberries and red peppers grass baran divider. In a lunchbots duo. Eyes are Wilton candy eyes.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Talk like a Pirate day blog hop Captain Pugwash

Avast me Hearties and ye lolloping landlubbers it be a bento bloggers and friends blog hop and I be a member of the crew of Black Breads Revenge

Today be talk like a Pirate day and I Captain Horatio Pugwash is sailing the High Seas in search of bento fun!

Plundering porpoises what a ridiculous rumpus we be avin! What in in the name of Neptune is this I spy off the starboard bow.

Kipper me capstans! 
Why it be me made of victuals

Talk like a pirate day bento blog hop Captain Pugwash lunch

I be made of tortilla and peppers and nori. And what be that I spy a shark in the pumpkin bread and my treasure trove of berries guarded by skull and crossbones!

All served up on pirate treasure a PlanetBox Rover

Before ye be off to the next lunch a treasure map ye'll be needin'

X marks the spot lunch

Past the black lagoon watch thee for sharks until ye find A sandwich where X marks the spot!

Now sail on over to Robot squirrel and the monkeys to see the next Pirate treasure by clicking the button below!

Talk like a Pirate Bento Blog Hop

After ye've sailed 'round this hop, hang on to yer sea legs!
Click 'ere to board t'next ship fer another hop!

In these here lunches be links that earn me doubloons!

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Roald Dahl Day Blog Hop Esio Trot

It's Roald Dahl day today. To celebrate the great authors birthday I did a lunch about a cute little fellow named Alfie the tortoise. Who helps bring a couple together.

Esio Trot is a Wonderful little little book and I hope you are inspired today by our Blog hop to go read a Roald Dahl book to yourself or your kids. Or go visit for more ideas.

I love the magic turtle language, my daughter spent the day talking backwards!


Roald Dahl Day Esio Trot Bento

Alfie (or is it one of his doppelgangers?) is made of three sorts of tortilla spinach, whole wheat and flour for the grabber. He is sitting on French toast sandwich.

The many, many tortoises that Mr Hoppy buys are cheese crackers ( Ok so they might be turtles, but I did sort them out from all the Shamu and friends crackers!)

ESIO TROT is spelled out in Scrabble cheese-it's  on top of lettuce and mini grapes. Then sweet bell peppers and a spinach leaf and some grapes for Alfie to munch on.

All served up in a PlanetBox Rover

Oh and if you haven't figured it out yet ESIO TROT is TORTOISE backwards!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Badtz Maru Bento

What's your favorite Sanrio character? For me it's a toss up between Chococat and Badtz Maru. Today is a bento of Badtz Maru, maybe I will do Chococat soon as well.


 Badtz is made from nori on rice with peppers for his beak and tongue. In the other side of the Lunchbots duo is peppers in a silicon muffin case, ham, strawberries and grapes.
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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Breakfast for Lunch

Breakfast for lunch bento in my Planetbox rover.

Breakfast for lunch

Felt like indulging so fried breakfast for lunch, bacon, egg, mushrooms and toast.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Rilakkuma sandwich

Just a quick post of a Rilakkuma or relax bear sandwich in an EasyLunchbox

Rilakkuma is a hamburger bun with cheese and nori details.

Then melon cut out Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori or fruit and crackers.

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Little Red Riding Hood Bento

Once upon a time there was a dear little girl who was loved by everyone who looked at her, but most of all by her grandmother, and there was nothing that she would not have given to the child. Once she gave her a little riding hood of red velvet, which suited her so well that she would never wear anything else; so she was always called 'Little Red Riding Hood.'

Little red riding hood bento

In my Lunchbots Duo is a strawberry and red pepper Red Riding Hood. With a cheese face with nori face. On a bed of mixed green and mini grapes. The basket is cut from a tortilla.

Then the big bad wolf is cut from nori on top of a jam sandwich with cheese sticks and crackers. The grass is silicon baran.

Go see these other great Red Riding Hood lunches from my Bento friends.


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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Back to school Review and Giveaway - MOMables

It's finally dawned on me that its back to school tomorrow...

Yes, I have been trying to deny the fact!

It hit home after an attempt to go shoe shopping for son who lost a shoe on the last day of our road trip and daughter who managed to wear a hole in the top so her toe sticks out.

Now they have other shoes but they are not allowed to wear open toes and boots are a bit hot for Texas. The outcome of the crazy shopping trip,  where aisles were like battlefields and boxes kept falling on my head, was beside me realizing I need to shop ahead for shoes next year is that I also need to plan ahead for school lunches!

I pack lunches for three kids, five times a week. It often gets to Wednesday/Thursday and I don't have a clue what to put in their lunchboxes. This year I have been given the opportunity to try a great lunch planning service by MOMables so I can plan and shop prepare on the weekend and have the whole week organized with a healthy variety of foods.

So what is MOMables?

MOMables is a school lunch meal planning service that helps parents feed their kids a variety of lunches they will love. Their one simple plan approach has built in substitutions for vegetarian, gluten free and nut free options when needed (it is not a dairy free or vegan plan). 

The plan has the menu with directions, photos, tips, prep ahead ideas and a shopping list. The plans are in full color so you can either save to your computer or device or you can print them and put in a recipe folder (they come in an easily printable format). I have been saving mine to my ipad to refer back to.

MOMables was started by Laura Fuentes, a mom of 3 kids under seven years old, to help other parents get out of the lunch packing rut. MOMables offers a weekly school lunch meal plan with 5 lunch ideasa prep-ahead sheet and a shopping list to help us busy parents feed our kids good food they will actually eat for only $6 per month!
So not only are ideas and recipes provided but you can print your shopping list so you can make sure you have everything you need. No more mid week grocery trips! There is lots of variety from completely new ideas to jazzed up old favorites. All the recipes are flexible enough to allow for substitutions or additions. So if you have a picky eater or kid with allergies no problem.
Laura has been kind enough to offer my readers a sample week of MOMables for FREE, when you sign  up for their weekly newsletter. It’s also loaded with free recipes, tips and so much more.

So What did I make?

I made MOMables mini quiches.

They were super easy and quick and from ingredients most have on hand and they are easy to change up.

I happened to have some bear silicone baking cups so thought this would be a good use for them. Although any muffin tins work and I made the rest in regular tins.

All packed in an EasyLunchbox

Now to the giveaway:

MOMables is giving my readers the chance to win a 3 month subscription to their meal plan 

So now you can be organized and prepared for your school lunch packing 

How to Enter:

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Things used in this lunch