Thursday, May 29, 2014

One Lunch - Three Ways

I made lunch for the four of us today and decided to use the same items, but to configure the lunches 3 different ways.  

The ingredients were pretty basic:  Ham & Cheese Sandwiches, Raw Corn, Baby Cucumbers, Baby Carrots, Grape Tomatoes, Red Bell Peppers, Strawberries & Grapes.  

This first lunch was for my son, who is 5.  I've been wanting these large skewer picks from Bento USA for awhile and finally ordered them.  I am so glad I did.  I love them even more than expected, and so does he!  
Next up is my 13 year old daughter's lunch.  Hers is basically the same as his, but I cut the corn off the cob for her since she currently has braces.  That being considered, I am not counting this as a different configuration.  She was a big fan of the skewer picks, too.
This next lunch was mine.  I basically threw my mini-sandwiches into a silicone cup, rather than using skewers.  I also lined my box in lettuce.  
This last lunch was for my husband.  His was prepared as a standard sandwich with the veggies arranged around the box wherever I could squeeze them in.  
I think we all agreed that the skewers were the most fun and the favorite format across the board.  It was fun to prepare the same food in different ways.  I always use any bento scraps in a salad for me or in other recipes, but this was a slightly different approach, as it was entirely the same food.  I think something as simple as a different arrangement of the same food would help keep lunch boredom and monotony at bay.  

Bento tools used for these lunches:
Bentos on the BayouBentos on the Bayou


  1. Love your different takes on the same lunch. I would happily eat all of them!

  2. This is such a brilliant idea, and a great example of how the way that you present food makes all the difference. Beautiful lunches as always too.
    Thank you for linking up at Fun Food Friday!


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