June 28, 2010

summer bento #1




Keira started her summer day camp today. It was really anxiety ridden! This is the first time Keira's shown any kind of apprehension when entering or starting daycare/preschool/day camp. Usually she enters a room a bit shy but takes over pretty quickly and makes friends in a snap. Lately, she's shown signs of thinking twice and wondering, 'who wants to be my friend here? does anyone want to be my friend??'. I think this year marked a turning point for her. She made a new best friend and these new cliques in her class has taken affect on all the girls and guys I think.

Anyhoo, Keira's eczema is out of control at the moment from all the unknown fears of being with the older kids at daycare at school to starting summer day camp without her best friend. I'm glad her best friend hasn't started this week. I want Keira to play with the other kids again.

And of course, what happens when summer day camp starts? I have to start making Keira's lunches! Super groan... I may be a designer but am totally clueless and without creativity when it comes to lunches. And most meals to be honest. So.. over the weekend, I frantically went through my Bento cookbook sent by Susan (see post here) plus her blog and also went through several of my go-to foodie blogs like Sheri's HappyLittleBento blog, Haejn's yobodish and Lia's Bentolicious!

Here's what I came up with, things I knew Keira would eat: Minced ham sandwiches cut out in sun and heart shapes.. some grapes, carrots and raspberries. And who doesn't like a Kinder chocolate? It's also supposed to be peanut free. I also added a packet of salt-free crackers and a juice box. She ate the whole lot except for the lettuce, raspberries and carrots. She also gave me a look when I was peering into her lunch box and said, "maaaam! I told you. I'm allergic to carrots!". hmf. And walked off. Uh okay.

About another gazillion summer lunches to go! Holy moly...

11 comments:

sherimiya said...

What girl!? You are a natural! Not kidding. Those sandwiches are perfect, and you have a nice balance of nutrition here. Don't worry, she's be back to her peppy self soon!
Go bento, woo!!

KLT said...

Wow, what wonderful lunches! Sign me up... :) You are so great. I love that you take such care in planning. Lucky girl...

Lia Chen said...

Hooray! You've made it and this bento just awesome with the colors and cool sandwiches. Bet your girl finished everything in that pink box (^.^)

Bron @ Baby Space said...

Oh my goodness I am loving that little lunch! I am not at all foody (unless eating counts). You have outdone yourself! My mum used to make my food into fun faces when I was a wee thing and I loved it. Every now and then I muster up the energy for my kids - usually not though ;)

Chantale said...

Soon folks, I will venture making eyes and faces! I have to study first though. lol! Thx everyone. @Lia: Um no. Sadly she ate everything BUT carrots and raspberries. I'll keep trying. @Bron. Haha! You and me = alike. But I love bentos.. and want her to eat at least something nutritious! lol.

joyce said...

that is one A-MAZE-ING lunch!

Evelyn said...

I love that lunch! So healthy and creative. I think I need to start making sandwiches in cool cutout shapes. Grown up food needs to be more fun!

Lyndsey said...

Cute lunch, looks perfect to me!

susanyuen said...

So AWESOME! Cute sammies and the fruit adds so much color! Beautiful!

Audrey said...

WOW! You have inspired me to make some cook sandwiches for the girls! Love all the color and can't go wrong with a Kinder chocolate bar!

Small Burst said...

visiting from Sandy A La Mode. This lunch is so cute and I want that chocolate!