The school lunch is drawing to a close (12 more lunches left to pack for me, not that I'm counting!) and lunch packing fatigue is definitely starting to set in! I haven't shared a lot of new packed lunches here on the blog this year, but I have been making them, day in, day out. My 9 year old has also helped to make his lunches a lot, he likes getting involved, especially with adding fun decorations! Like most parents, my life is rather hectic so I don't always get a chance to photograph said lunches, let alone get them written up for the blog, but I do have a very large collection of unseen lunch idea photos in my archives now so I'll do my best to share some of them here on the blog over the coming months.
I also created and shared my first meme on this theme over on the Eats Amazing Facebook page a few weeks ago and it reached over a million people, so I'm guessing it struck a chord with quite a few of you! There may have been a little exaggeration involved (I promise I don't actually send a dry crust of bread for my son's lunch!) but seriously, I have definitely had enough of packing lunches for this school year!
With that in mind, here's an actual lunch I packed for my son recently. It first glance it might look like there was a lot of effort involved, but it was a really quick and simple lunch which I jazzed up with a few fun panda themed bento accessories.
In this lunch I packed the following:
- Sandwiches; Mortadella sausage slices on seeded bread
- Carrot sticks and sugar snap peas
- Fresh strawberries
- Mini cheese cubes
- Yogurt covered raisins (in the mini panda container)
This lunch was packed in a simple rectangle lunch box by Happy Jackson, which I divided up with extra large silicone muffin cups. I gave it a panda theme by using panda mini bento forks, panda bento picks and a mini panda food container.
If you enjoyed this post and would like some more packed lunch inspiration, head over to the creative bento lunches section here on the Eats Amazing blog where you’ll find over 450 fun packed lunch ideas, enough to keep you going all the year around! You could also pop over and follow my lunch themed Pinterest boards for lots more fun and healthy lunch box ideas for kids; Kids Lunch Box Ideas & Packed Lunch Ideas.
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