TGIF! Lunch Round-Up for 3/4 – 3/8

We were in full St. Patrick’s Day lunch-packing mode this week, what with the shamrock-shaped sandwich, the shamrock cupcake picks, and the fruit rainbows. Here’s what was in the boys’ lunch boxes:

Monday was one of those “I forgot to pack lunch the day before, so let’s scramble to get something together” mornings. My EasyLunchbox made it easy! I made ham sandwiches from two crescent rounds from breakfast, put in a handful of grape tomatoes, cantaloupe (also from breakfast), and two Girl Scout trefoils plus a few watermelon sour patch kids as a treat.


Tuesday, I used the Old Navy two-tier bento, which had rolled into a corner of the cabinet. I rediscovered it and used it to hold a shamrock PB&J, grape tomatoes, carrots, four tangerine halves, Goldfish (I put the lid on the small Goldfish container after taking the picture), pistachios, and a homemade mini red velvet cupcake with cream cheese. I had made the cupcakes for a moms wine night; I didn’t make it specially for his lunch — I’m not quiteย thatย indulgent! ๐Ÿ˜‰


Wednesday, I packed ham on shamrock cupcake picks, a piece of Tillamook cheddar cheese, cucumbers and bell peppers, pretzels, strawberries, and a few Valentine’s Day M&Ms in a Planetbox.


Thursday, Jack had a star-shaped almond butter and strawberry jam sandwich, Goldfish, and a fruit rainbow (strawberries, tangerines, banana slices, green apples, and blackberries).


Today, Jack wanted to bring lunch instead of buying as he usually does on Fridays, which are pizza day at school. I had told him that we’re having pizza tonight with a friend, so he said, “Oh, well, I can’t have pizza twice in a row. That’s, like, totally not healthy.” He’s inherited my love of planning ahead! ๐Ÿ˜‰ So, I packed him an almond butter and banana sandwich on whole wheat bread, apple wedges, Chex mix, and a strawberry and blackberry salad in an EasyLunchbox.


Derek also stayed at preschool for lunch today, so I packed him a similar lunch in a Planetbox, except he got a rainbow fruit course:


I hope everyone has terrific weekends!

About Saucy Mommy

I'm Beverly, a mom of two who loves to cook and write. Check out my blog at for family-friendly (but tasty) meal ideas and pictures of bento box lunches.


6 thoughts on “TGIF! Lunch Round-Up for 3/4 – 3/8

  1. Lunches look great! Have a lovely weekend!

    Posted by bentodays | March 8, 2013, 9:42 am
  2. You always make the best lunches! I think I tried making cute lunches for about 2 weeks before I gave them up. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Where did you get the crescent rolls from? They look delicious!

    Posted by Yoshiko | March 10, 2013, 4:53 pm
  3. Where do you get the little picks you use? Thanks!

    Posted by alicia | March 22, 2013, 7:46 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Saucy Mommy
%d bloggers like this: