(I have been having major troubles loading pictures into blogger lately. I double checked to see if the train was right in the picture, but it came out vertical. Sorry. Trying to work on that.)
My son is almost two and while I go to work, my mother in law watches him. His nap time is during lunch and so it has sometimes been hard for her to get him to sit down and eat lunch. I thought it might be nice if I made some lunches from mom for him to have during the day. I have read recently about Bento Box Lunches and have decided to give them a try.
My first step was to buy a cute little box and some accessories. I bought some things at Wal-Mart, Joanns, and the Dollar Store. But I found the bento box at the Disney Store. It was $5.50 and a great size for him. He had spaghetti for dinner and so he is having leftovers. I cut out cheese with a train cookie cutter.
For the second layer of his bento box, I made a small sandwich with sourdough bread and a slice of dry salami. I used little silicone cups to separate the train sandwich and the gold fish from his dried fruit (he loves fruit).
I also told Hope (my awesome mother in law) its okay if he eats his regular snacks (string cheese, apples, etc). We'll see how much he eats.
Here is everything packed up in his new "mouse" lunch box:
Now I need to just start packing my own lunches like this so that I eat better at work. :D