Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesday Night Taekwondo Bentos

Once again, Tuesday night is taekwondo night at our house. I've decided that it's definitely cheaper & healthier to bring dinner for the kids to eat during the grown up class.

Since we've been home for most of the day, it was easy enough to go ahead and premake some cute stuff (and blog it)!

Faith has a smiling ham & cheese sandwich on Nature's Own Multigrain Sandwich Rounds (I am in love with this bread, it's also lovely in lieu of hamburger buns). Underneath that, she has a cow shaped egg, some carrot, celery & cucumber stars, and a little container with ranch dip. On the right, she has a piece of blueberry bread, and under that is a fruit salad with watermelon, cantaloupe, grapes, strawberries & pineapple.

Mr. Ben has essentially the same thing, but no cucumber stars (he doesn't care for cucumber) and he wanted the piggie shaped boiled egg.

It's all packed in their EasyLunchboxes, so I just need to put those in a cooler, have them fill their water bottles, and we'll be all set for dinner!


  1. And what are mom and dad eating?? Cute meals!

  2. Dad's in Vegas on business, so he gets airplane food. Mom gets sick to her stomach if she eats before taekwondo. ;o) I'll have a sandwich too, but I'll eat when I come home.

  3. Love It! I use the Orowheat Sandwich Thins (yummy) I will be borrowing your sandwich idea in the near future I'm sure...never thought of using them that way...so cute!

  4. Cute! My egg molds must be too big or my eggs are too small because they never come out looking like they are supposed to. I also need to buy some of those silicone muffin cups. Thanks for the ideas! :)

  5. I love seeing the different food ideas! Tuesday nights are our crazy taekwondo nights as well, it was just one child, and she packed herself a sack lunch, but in a couple weeks it will be two kids there tuesdays and thursdays from 4:40-7:20, one taking one class and one taking two, and none overlapping. So we will all be eating bentos on the go.

  6. I'm gonna have to try those sandwich rounds...they look good and way less "bready."

    Thanks for the tip!

    :) Laura

  7. alright new follower...but how in the heck did you get your egg to look like that?

    I alos love the sandwich rounds....I don't feel so guilty when I eat them as I do "regular bread".

    kudos to all you do and know you are inspiring another mother to do the same!

  8. I just bought the egg shaping device and it came with no instructions. :( You may have given a tutorial before I became a devoted follower. I would adore a bit of instruction.

  9. Those eggs are actually ice cream sandwich makers from Williams Sonoma. They are a mold with a press down top. I just bungee them together with rubber bands. The regular egg molds from Japan are hinged with a clip, so less creativity necessary to hold them closed.

    To make, boil the eggs as normal, let sit in hot water for 15 minutes. Instead of submerging them in cold water, peel them while still hot (I do this under running water so my hands don't burn on the shells), and pop them into the mold. Refrigerate for a bit, then pop them out and you should have shaped eggs!

  10. I was about to ask the question about the shaped eggs, but I see you have answered it already. Very interesting. My 5 yr old likes hard-boiled eggs, but for him the main appeal of boiled eggs is that he gets to remove the shells and he really enjoys doing that! :-) So if I remove the shells myself and shape them he might actually be disapponted. I might try it one day anyway (if I ever come across egg-shaping devices...) and see if he likes them.

  11. Yay for bread rounds! I love those things :D Dinner is looking super cute and lovely!



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