Monday, August 24, 2009

Laptop Lunches

Part of my plan to streamline our life this fall as we dive into (slightly) more formal homeschooling is to prepare and pack our lunches and snacks every evening as if we were going out to work/school.

Enter the Laptop Lunch. I fell in love with Bento boxes and specifically these adorable lunchboxes while reading the current issue of Mothering. So far I have two full sets and several "Bento buddy" sets. I would like to buy one more full system soon. They have been a dream come true to quickly pack snacks and lunches for both on the go (playgroups, errands, appointments) and at home. Here are our first attempts:

Snack for an appointment. Big brother had cheese slices, Cheddar Bunnies, and carrot sticks. Little brother had chunks of cantaloupe (in silicone muffin cup), chunks of cheese, and apple cinnamon Teddy Puffs.

Lunches for a picnic in the park. Big brother had ham (finally found some nitrate and nitrite-free for a reasonable price!), Kashi crackers, cheddar cheese, organic carrot sticks with yogurt dip, and organic grapes. (Oops, forgot his napkin in this picture! It should be in the flatware space.)

Mine...same as above.

Little brother had SunButter on brown rice bread, cheese, and grapes. We all had water too, of course!

Check out this Flickr group for some truly awesome Laptop lunch creations!

Just in case anyone is interested in buying a set, I heartily recommend the new 2.0 sets as they offer more inner containers with lids and the extra "buddies" for more configurations.


  1. wow! I am seriously considering getting one for myself! Have you put them in the dishwasher and/or microwave? How has that worked?