Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Scout Merit Badge Snack Bento

On Saturday morning, I had signed the boy up for his Boy Scout First Aid merit badge.

In our move from Washington back to Colorado, we missed his WA troop starting it and joined his CO troop just as they had finished it.  Since it is a necessary badge, when a local quick emergency care place offered it, I thought it would be a good plan to get it done.

The badge was schedule from 9am till 12:30pm and they asked the boys to bring lunch so they could keep working while eating.  I can do that!


Thursday, August 10, 2017

How to Make a Cute & Easy Bento Lunch

With back-to-school approaching, it seems like there are a plethora of "how to make lunch" articles.

Some are fancy and require tools or time that are in short supply.  Others are rather sarcastic, and make fun of those who choose to spend their time having a little fun in the kitchen.  There is definitely a happy medium, and with a few simple tricks and maybe 2-3 extra minutes, you can make your own cute lunches, just like this one!


Monday, July 31, 2017

Service Project Bento Lunch

The kids took part in a hometown mission project with our church last week.

They asked that we send lunches with the kids, so I debated on what to send.  On one of the days, they were working outdoors, so I had opted to send recyclable containers in case they had to throw things out.  The second day, they had moved indoors to work with seniors citizens serving lunch and in the food pantry, so they were able to use a fridge to store their lunches.  Since day 3 was in the same location, I figured I could get a little fancier with the lunches!


Monday, July 24, 2017

The Last Adventure Camp Bento Lunch

Adventure camp was a complete success for the boy and we can't say enough good things about Avid4Adventure.  Ben is already asking to go back next year, and we're thinking about trying out their overnight camps too.

Since it was just the two of us that week, his lunches were all fairly similar, but he was happy and full, and that's what matters.


Monday, July 10, 2017

A Fourth Day Camp Bento Lunch

I discovered I have two moree lunches from Ben's week at Avid4Adventure Camp to share

Curious about his camp, since I've been raving about it?  Check out our review here.  He had the best time and we highly recommend it if you live near a location that offers it.



Friday, June 30, 2017

Adventure Day Camp Lunches, continued

We still have a few more lunches from Ben's week at Avid4Adventure Camp to share!

Since he is always starving, I went ahead and sent him lunches that I thought were overpacked.  Since they all came home empty, overpacking wasn't really an issue.


Monday, June 26, 2017

More Bento Lunches for Day Camp

The boy absolutely loved Avid4Adventure day camp last week.

Each day, it seemed, he had more fun than the last and he loved the plethora of outdoor activities, especially being able to focus on one skill each day.  I'm dying to see the rest of the pictures from camp, especially his rock climbing day.

He did take a daily lunch to camp and I kept adding more and more food each day, all of which kept getting eaten!


In this lunch, he chose a turkey and muenster sandwich on white bread rounds.  I didn't bother with decorating it, since I knew his lunch would be vertical in his bag.  With the sandwich, the purple containers hold gouda cheese sticks and a cut up apricot.  To the right, he has cut up strawberries and almond poppyseed mini muffins.

For snacks, I added granola bars, packaged crackers, and fruit snacks.  For drinks, I sent two large bottle of ice water and two small fully frozen water bottles that acted as ice packs and were still cool in the afternoon.  He refilled those several times too.

Because of the storage options, lunch is packed in a Goodbyn Hero box, utilizing Goodbyn mini containers.  I need the tight seal of those to make sure his food did not move about.
 

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