Friday, July 30, 2010

Animals and Confetti Bento

I've really been enjoying my extra time with the little man! We are lucky enough to live near a city park, so every morning, we walk over to the playground then come back home for a well earned morning nap. While Senorcito is asleep, I work on his lunch. We've been having success recently with a specialty rice bread from EnerG Foods. Honestly, I can't eat even a bite of the stuff, but the bambino loves it (I do enjoy their English Muffins, though)! Usually, I cut all of his food into bite size pieces, but he's been shoveling everything in so fast, I don't think he's learning to chew properly. I decided he could work on his chewing with some animal shaped bread. It worked!

Today's Lunch
  • EnerG Rice Bread Animals (scraps are hidden under the meat)
  • Cherries and Blueberries
  • Confetti Veggies: Roasted Carrots, Red Bell Pepper, Cucumber
  • Ground Chicken

Senorcito at the park!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

At Home Bento

While I no longer need to pack meals for my son and I, I have already found myself missing our colorful boxed lunches. Senorcito was the happy recipient of this stay at home bento lunch. I admit, I had to cut the food into smaller bites for the actual consumption, but I thought it looked nice to have larger pieces of food for a change. Needless to say, the kid devoured his lunch without any issues. He even ate the kale and onions!

Lunch Contents
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • Sweet Cherries
  • Homemade Chicken-Apple Meatballs
  • Sauteed Kale and Onions
I'm happy to be able to participate this week in What's for Lunch Wednesday!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Change of Life Bento

It seems life has had a lot of extra challenges for us this year. Last Monday, I packed meals and snacks for my son and I as usual. However, I ended up being laid off that morning. Even though, some consider a packed lunch to be just food, when you take the extra time and thought into making it something special, there's a connection with everything packed. After packing my lunch with good intentions at home, it felt very odd to eat it back at home after what had happened. While I'm not sure exactly where life is going to take us from here, one thing that will not change is the fact that we still need to eat! Maybe, I will now find the time to actually post about all this food I make for my little guy. For now, Senorcito and I are enjoying all our extra time together. He's such a fantastic little man!

Senorcito's Food
  • Breakfast - Green Grapes, Blueberries, Kix (trialing)
  • Lunch - Chicken-Apple Meatballs, Okra, Pink & Purple Potatoes, Butternut Squash
  • Snack - Enjoy Life Happy Apple Cookie, Plum

    My Lunch
  • Pink and Purple Potatoes
  • Plum
  • Cucumber and Roasted Pepper Salad
  • Chicken-Apple Meatballs, Butternut Squash