Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

I gave our Laptop Lunch boxes a whirl for the first time for a pair of super special Valentine's lunches for my super sweet girls.

Okay, to be totally honest? These were Wednesday's lunches. Thursday morning I was partway through packing lunches when I smashed my foot hard and the time it took to clean up the mess from that almost made us late for school. No time left for lunch packing, sadly, so both girls got lunch at school. But they had pretty lunches yesterday, so that counts. Works for me!

Bean has a little Nutella sandwich, with a cheese and fruit leather tic-tac-toe game. She also has yogurt with a sugar heart, and I put in some blueberries and strawberries with a little heart pick for dipping. In the upper quadrant she has a heart silicone cup with a few small pieces of sausage and a smaller heart of ranch dressing (topped with heart shaped cheese to hold the ranch in place) for dipping the carrots and snap peas. For dessert she has some tiny Valentine's cinnamon candies.

Packing the lunch was quick and simple in these boxes! I was a little concerned about all of the fiddly lids and cups, but they turned out to be fast and easy, and held everything in place nicely. The Laptop Lunch boxes fit just perfectly inside most of our lunch bags, and they're slim enough to give plenty of clearance in the bags for a drink and ice pack.

Bean loved her sandwich. It's lunch AND a game! Yep, we encourage our children to play with their food. 

Princess has a very similar lunch, but instead of tic-tac-toe she has a peekaboo heart sandwich.

Sweet and cute and a little bit tangy, just like my Princess!

Important tip: Remember the lids! Several of the inner boxes in the Laptop Lunch boxes come with lids, and they are there for a reason. I forgot the lid on the yogurt box in this lunch. Yikes. Yogurt all over the berries. Which tastes delicious, in my opinion, but Princess was icked out by the mess and only ate the sandwich, candies, and veggies. Next time I will remember the lids!

Beaker wanted a fun Valentine's lunch at home, too.

His lunch is a smaller version of his sisters'. He has blueberries and strawberries, a peek-a-boo heart Nutella sandwich, tiny cinnamon candies, a few baby carrots, and waffle pretzels.

The peek-a-boo window sandwiches are very easy. Just cut the crusts off two slices of bread and use a small cookie/fondant cutter to cut out the window from one slice. Spread your sandwich fixings onto the bottom slice and place the window slice on top. Done!

Happy Valentine's Day! Hope you had a wonderful week, snuggled up with the ones you love!

Products used: Bento Products


  1. Adorable! Thanks so much for sharing.

    -Laptop Lunches Bento-ware

  2. soooooooo cute !!! Thank you so much for sharing in 30 Valentine's lunch bento


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