I’ll lead this week with my favorite lunch that I made. Inspired by Eric Carle, I made an A Very Hungry (Watermelon) Caterpillar bento.
There are many versions of this online. It’s a really easy, playful idea that kids enjoy. My son recommended that next time I stick to foods that were in the book. Oddly, I don’t think he was angling for lollipops and cupcakes. I think he really just wanted it to be proper.
Hindsight being 20/29, I see I should have used the pita cutouts for the eyes and avoided using the candy. I’m sure there will be a next time for that.
Another night I began packing dinner leftovers for my son when I realized that the chicken and cauliflower had a better chance of getting eaten if I tied them in with the sound of the week, which was C. This was the first time I wrote a note for my oldest son and I was so happy when he reported at the end of the day that the teachers read it to him. Sadly, my gimmick didn’t convince him to eat the cauliflower.
Friday I sent leftovers from a very lazy pizza dinner. I tried to round out the slice with healthier foods. The whole thing was eaten, so at least I’ve got that going for me.
Maybe I should come back to this one for P sound of the week?
The last bento I made was for the boys to share on an outing to the park. I cut the cheese slices in triangles to go with the pita.
I’ve been struggling for a way to identify my weekly food round-ups. Do you like “Food on the Go” better than “Other Morsels”? Do you have any other suggestions? Note that I’m a fan of rhyming and alliteration 🙂