Rollin’ in my Bento – Breakfast and Snack Edition

Yes, I know it’s been a while since I updated Rollin’ in my Bento but I’m back with new ideas and creations for you! Here we gooooooo!

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Maks had a company lunch so when I packed him bento that morning, I made it more of a late-breakfast/snack one. The fruit are pineapple and tangerines. The meat is turkey. The croissant is chocolate.

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This was the first and last time I packed peanut butter. As you can tell, it spilled over and was quite messy.

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This is more of a protein bento box. Recipe for the egg is located here.

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Rollin’ in My Bento – Snack Edition

This past couple of weeks (I know I’ve been slacking on updating my Bento ideas), I did something a little different for Bae’s lunches. I made him a sandwich (which won’t be pictured) but his bento had plenty of snacks. Let’s check out what I came up with!

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Above: a sliced granola bar, strawberry slices, and yellow bell pepper strips.  Right: blackberries, sharp cheddar cheese bites, and hard-boiled egg.

The goal is to always create a colorful palate for him. The more colors, the better. While it can be a challenge to find different colors for every day, it’s also made us both healthier in the long run. Bae has already lost a few inches!

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Turkey bites, cheese bites, and hummus. Pretzels bites, blackberries, and hard-boiled egg.

This one isn’t so colorful, but it has plenty of protein! I also included a small sandwich for him.

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Please excuse the messy stove, lol.

Cheese bites, nuts and fruit bites, ham sandwich. Tortilla chips, strawberries slices, and a hardboiled egg. I also packed a small container of salsa as well.

I have to mention the food I never show and that is a banana, sometimes an applesauce pack, and other random things. Sometimes, I use the bento as strictly his lunch box and sometimes I use it as a snack box and pack something a bit heavier for him. The goal is to always make it healthy and fun!

How do you pack your bento?

 

Rollin’ in My Bento – Week 2

Here the meals I prepped for Bae for his Bento boxes this past week. There are only four pictures because he accidentally left his Bento at work.

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I made honey-soy baked salmon with roasted potatoes and squash.

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The salad was leftover chicken Caesar from Panera (and it’s hella good!). I also made a ham and cheese sandwich. The dark chocolate and nuts are from Trader Joe’s.

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The hummus and pretzels actually came from Sabra. I broke open the package and spread it in the Bento to eliminate waste. This was more of a snack Bento box as Maks had a full-sized salad with him (not pictured).

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Again, this is also another snack Bento as Maks took another prepackaged salad with him.

The goal for his Bentos is to make sure there’s a different color represented. Sometimes I knock it out of the park and sometimes I have to repeat a color. I figured the more colorful his box, the healthier it is! And it’s already made a difference in his energy level and he’s already lost a couple of pounds!

How do you Bento?

Rollin’ in my Bento – Bae Lunch Edition

I debuted Rollin’ in my Bento last week (click here for a refresher) so here’s the progress of the week so far.

Wednesday:

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Cheese bites, strawberry slices, and chicken slices. For the recipe of the salad, click here.

Thursday:

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I love pizza so I was super jazzed to make this recipe, Portobello-style.

Friday:

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I created leftovers from the soybeans and pasta from earlier that week. I also added a fiber bar to give Maks a little extra boost.

I should note, the bento box is just the lunch portion. I also pack a banana, homemade chocolate chip cookies, and an applesauce in addition for his lunch.

This week, we start all over again! I’ll do another update at the end of the week on what I created for my men!

What do you pack for lunch? Sound off in the comments!

 

Rollin’ in my Bento

Last week, I debuted Bear’s bento (click here for a refresher). This week, I’m debuting Maks’s.

I purchased the Skater Japanese Modern/Traditional Compartmental Bento Box (ooh, try saying that three times fast!) from Amazon. While I was a bit skeptical about it because I loved Bear’s so much, it turned out to be a hit with the hubby!

And as a result, I ended up becoming more creative with his lunches:

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I specifically made the pasta salad for his lunch. It turned out great! Recipe here.

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This is what I made just last night (if you follow me on IG, I did an Snapagram story on it).

I also pack a banana and an applesauce for Maks in his lunchbag, while Bear’s bento box remains the same. He’s a toddler so he’ll snack all day on little things and he doesn’t need a whole lot at this time.

I am going to start a new series called Rollin’ in my Bento (get it? I’m such a goober) to show what I put in my baes’ bento boxes and share recipe ideas.