But, on the good side? I will have an excuse to play with some snack bentos! Smaller than a total meal, easy to eat on the go, and, if you have preschoolers, these might work for your lunches too.
In this snack bento, I made bite sized sandwiches with ham and cheese. Because regular sandwiches are a little bit boring, I cut mine into flower shapes and added flower picks. The extra meat and cheese was thrown into a chef salad for later and the border collie was more than happy to nosh on a few bread crusts.
On the bottom, I cut some grapes in half since I apparently bought jumbo grapes and added a cute daisy pick. I also added a breakfast bar, since I had some leftover from our vacation. I cut it to fit in the box and added one more pick because it looked plain without. The box is an old Paperchase one that has been a favorite of mine for years. The lid actually has little space critters on it, but the inside layout is ideal for snacks.
Again, this is a snack for in the car, between activities for my two. I fully expect they will be starving for dinner by the time all is said and done!