It feels like forever since I made a bento! It has been a while; mostly because school ended in June but also because life. But today I got inspired by the dinosaur themed camp my kiddos are going to. Put on by our awesome Girl Scout unit, this is our favorite camp of the year. So I decided to go with a slightly Cretaceous theme.
In today’s lunch:
Main PB&J Sandwich with nutty Trader Joe’s trail mix
Sides Half an apple carved with a TRex head and grapes
Also included but not pictured Applesauce, a granola bar, water
Today, I used (please disable AdBlock to see what tools I used for this bento):
The oldest kiddo is in Brownies and due to a bit of experience making lunches, I was chosen to lead the meeting on healthy eating. It was fun! We set up three stations to make some healthy treats and earn our healthy snacks badge. The girls were very enthusiastic being a part of the fun.
Our first station was to make guacamole from scratch. A very simple recipe of mashed avocado, a lemon, some tomatoes, minced garlic, and salt and viola! Simple guac.
We had intentions to make mini pizzas out of naan, but somebody (um, me!) forgot the sauce and cheese, so instead, we cut up the bread for dipping in our guacamole.
For dessert, we decided to make raspberries stuffed with chocolate chips:
The girls were really excited about their bentos, especially since EasyLunchboxes sponsored our little event and gave each girl a set of three EasyLunchboxes for their lunchboxes.
And a final shot of the bento (with naan pizza!) There were also tortilla chips on the side.
Our Brownie Troop sends a sincere thanks to Kelly at EasyLunchboxes for her generous donation! Thank you!
In this lunch:
Main Mini-naan with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese (naan pizza)
Sides Guacamole and raspberries filled with chocolate chips
Also added (but not pictured) tortilla chips
That day, we used:
My kiddo, like so many little girls out there, was plunged into the world of sales and salesmanship in the last couple of weeks, due to cookie mania. Yes, we are selling Girl Scout cookies! I knew people liked them, but I had NO idea that people adored them with a passion like that! It’s been sale after sale. It’s been fun. But most of all, it’s been great to see my slow-to-warm-up kiddo get the courage to approach perfect strangers and ask them to buy some cookies. I’m sure the fact that she’s on the younger side (she’s a Daisy) and the pigtails helped too 😉 So here we go, an ode to cookiepalooza, this year’s cookie sales.
In this lunch:
Main PB&J on whole wheat (white) decorated to look like a Samoa. Stripes done with Nutella and eyes are candy eyes (I bought them in a pack that was for cupcakes so they’re bigger than the small eyes for cakepops). Eyelashes are black licorice and the mouth is a pink Mike&Ike. The rainbow daisy, the symbol for the Girl Scout Daisies, is made with candy-coated sunflower seeds (for those die-hards, I know I’m missing a petal… sorry! It wouldn’t fit!)
Sides Girl Scout cookies (Trefoils) and two strawberry roses.
Also included but not pictured Yogurt, bunny crackers, and a mandarin.
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