Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Blossom Bento Twins

Yesterday Sprout asked me to make her a lunch just like her big sister Bella's. Sure, that makes things easier for me!


They had grapes, carrots, Fig Newtons, Craisins, & peanut butter sandwiches packed in EasyLunchboxes and several blossom shaped silicone cups.

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13 comments:

  1. Super cute! Love the matchy lunches :D

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  2. Aw, these are awesome!

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    1. You know, I've found they eat more when I keep it simple.

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    2. Could you have your kids talk to my kid? Although ... if I didn't have to figure out how to turn his books into lunches my brain might explode from a lack of drawing with toothpicks. Never mind. <3

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  3. Soo cute!

    And I love figs!!! ( that's all they're called in the UK, no Newton... Weird.)

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  4. Anonymous11/28/2012

    how do you get away with sending your kids to school with peanut butter? it is not allowed in schools here.

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    1. I don't "get away with" sending them to school with PB, I'm not breaking any rules - there are no restrictions against peanut butter in our schools.

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    2. Here they have peanut free classrooms only if a student has a contact allergy. In most elementaries, the classroom is the lunch room, so there's no worry about keeping the contact allergy kids away from everyone else like in a cafeteria.
      In schools with cafeterias, they either have a peanut table for anyone with peanut foods, or a peanut-free table for contact allergy kids and friends who packed safe lunches.

      Most peanut allergies are ingested only, and schools forbid food trading because of potential allergy or dietary restrictions. So they only have to worry about the kids who react near someone eating PB or kids who react when touched by peanut oils and particles.

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  5. ADORABLE lunches! How sweet that she wanted matchy lunches!


    I send peanut butter all the time with my daughter. No pb restrictions at our school either.

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  6. We have no restrictions in our school either. When my son has PB, he just doesn't sit near his friend who is allergic.

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  7. So cute! No PB restrictions in the class we take our kiddo to, either! Love the cut out middles on the sammys!

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  8. Anonymous12/30/2012

    You have no idea how lucky you all are that your children do not have food allergies. For you its minor inconvenience to put a peanut butter on the sandwich or a sunflower seed butter. For families with allergies its a daily battle. Your whole life changes. No more travel, because they serve peanuts on the airplanes. Halloween is nightmare, Christmas, Birthday parties and family gatherings are stressful. No more restaurant meals, because you don't know if there could be cross-contamination. Shopping takes hours reading every label. But yeah, you are mad because they took your peanut butter away during lunch...

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    1. On the contrary, I sympathize with families with food allergies! I would not be angry at all if there were food restrictions because of a child's allergy, and of course I would not grumble about making changes to my children's lunches if that was the case! Thankfully for my PB-loving son, there hasn't been any need for us to do so thus far. My daughter does have a classmate with a peanut allergy but only if ingested, and at 10 years old she knows not to eat anything not approved for her - and my daughter is thoughtful enough to be considerate of that, in fact she has asked me on occasion to pack a cheese sandwich because she plans to sit with that friend at lunch. Not all allergies are life threatening, and a 10 year old with an allergy is more aware than a 5 year old. I certainly AM grateful and thankful that there are no children with such severe and life-threatening allergies in my children's school, that there is no need for a ban. I wish that was the case everywhere, I wish NO child had a life-threatening allergy to any food! I don't know first-hand what it's like living with one but my friend who writes Keeley McGuire : Allergy Friendly Lunch Boxes does and has shared many experiences that have made me aware of and sympathetic of what the caregivers and children with such allergies have to live with. Any of my lunches could be made with allergy-safe substitutions and you can find plenty of ideas for those on Keeley's blog :)

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