Lunchbox #1

Our first week of school was so hectic, I didn’t get a chance to photograph much. So this will be lunchbox #1 and we’ll count from there! We’ll have lots of experimenting with ingredients, and what the kiddos are willing to eat. My oldest daughter (soon to be 6) is a much bigger eater than my younger (4 years old) daughter. I’ll typically be photographing the oldest’s lunches, so imagine them about half the size for the four-year old. You’ll want to adjust for your child’s appetite and tastes. Also, I need there to be a lot of food so they have leftovers for an afternoon snack.

So, lunchbox #1 consists of:

  • Kiwi
  • Banana
  • Turkey & cheese rollups
  • Sausage pieces
  • Apple slices
  • Veggie chips
  • Mandarin oranges in their own juice
  • Broccoli & carrots

Success rating: pretty low. The Kiwi, apple slices, and veggie chips were a hit. They’re not a fan of the rollups, and I should have browned the sausage pieces to make them look a little more appetizing. We’re not in an oranges kind of mood lately, so those are off the list for a while. And um… I put the banana in the bottom of the lunchbox. Not smart.

Trying tomorrow with our new pink bento boxes. We’ll see how that works out. I’m going to persist with the veggies, but I’ll experiment with giving them cooked veggies, and ones cut into cute shapes, and see if that helps. They love their veggies at home, but something seems to change when they get to school.

Here’s the layout in our awesome Sistema containers:


Everything packed into the lunchbox



The banana fail


But somehow everything being in a Frozen lunchbox makes up for any lunch content issues. Because, well, Frozen! Elsa!



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