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Lunches from the last couple of days…

Well school went back today and Marlee was excited to go back which was great. I must say I do operate better having routine of the daily school drop off and pick ups and having to get things done between those times. I really did enjoy the time off with the kids and at the same time found it challenging being out of routine.  

As you can see with the kids lunchboxes below, I have packed quite similar lunches for the kids the past couple of days and ready for tomorrow as well. I am all about using up leftovers and sticking with things that work as well. Marlee’s lunchbox came back empty today and I’m not sure if it’s because she loves her new design Yumbox or if she was just hungry. It does seem to fit a lot more food then the last design of the original which is great and the fact it is leakproof is awesome! I highly recommend them along with the other lunchboxes I use as well. They all have varying qualities and have different benefits of using each one. 

  

Inside the above Panino Yumbox lunchbox is: grated carrot, capsicum, sugar free pikelet with butter, plain homemade popcorn, grated cheese and homemade zucchini slice. 

  

In the above Lunchbots lunchbox is capsicum, two slices of homemade zucchini slice, tomato sauce for dipping in the kids konserve pot,  cheese and Vegemite on mountain bread wraps and a sugar free pikelet with butter. 

In the two Yumbox lunchboxes are cheese and Vegemite on mountain bread wraps, plain homemade popcorn, capsicum and grated cheese. The two easy lunchboxes are packed with sugar free pikelets with butter, grated carrot, cheese and Vegemite on mountain bread wraps, plain home cooked popcorn and grated cheese. 

For my family and I, I am all about keeping the food simple, fresh and mainly whole foods. I am aiming to cut out processed food from my kids and my diet as the more whole foods they eat without preservatives and additives the better! I also believe fresh is best and I still give them ‘treats’ along the way as well. 

**And the winner of the Little Bento World Giveaway is…**

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And the winner of the Little Bento World giveaway is….

KASEY ZENDLER!!! She has won a robot sandwich cutter with stamp, eye food picks and Shikiri bento lunchbox. Postage up to the cost of $12.00 is also included to one Australian address as well. The question everyone had to answer was- what is the one lunchbox food your kids can’t live without having each week?

And Kasey’s answer was- My gorgeous little bub was fed by tube for 10 months, she is now tube free and eating and every mouthful that she eats makes me beam from ear to ear 🙂
Her favourite is avocado and we have to be creative to keep her interested so we

Mash it, crush it, use dippers to dip it, and cut into shapes,
Sultanas for eyes, cheese stick nose, strawberry mouth makes a face!
Marching Avocado soldier people with hats made of cheese,
Avocado served creatively makes her say ‘More please!’ It was lovely to read her story about her daughter being tube fed for 10 months and who is now loving food and I loved the way she made it into a poem. Oh and I love how creative she gets with the avocado! What an awesome effort!

I will be emailing and notifying Kasey and she has 48hrs to respond otherwise the prize will be given to the next winner. A massive thank you to everyone for entering the giveaway- there were about 4 close winning answers who I had to pick a winner from. You all did great! And a massive thank you goes to Little Bento World for donating this amazing prize!

Check out their website www.littlebentoworld.com for their amazing products. Don’t forget to keep following my blog as there are going to be more and more giveaways in the future. Thank you.

From Anita 🙂

Review: Little Bento World Products

Today’s review is all about some amazing products that I got sent from Little Bento World. I received a package in the mail that had a set of 4 easy lunchboxes, a pack of some funky food picks, some square egg moulds and some silicon wrap bands.

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Now before I go ahead with the review I must say that I had the loveliest note in with the goodies welcoming me to the world of blogging from Yvette. It was such a lovely thing to read- it felt quite surreal really! I will never forget that little note so thank you!

So- over the past couple of weeks I have been trialling out these products. The lunchboxes fit lots of yummy food in them and I was so excited to receive them- more then my kids who would be using them the most.

Great things about easy lunchboxes include:
– my kids love to choose which lunchbox colour they want for the day- they come with 4 different colored lids!
-they hold lots of food and the sections are great and I can send lots of homemade non packaged food in there.
– the kids don’t have to open lots of containers to see what they have for lunch.
-no washing up lots of containers for me- it’s as easy as tip out the yucky leftover food and rinse and pop the container and lid in the dishwasher (another thing I love about them)
– I can’t forget to mention that the lunchboxes have enough space for sandwiches if you want as well.
– the easy lunchboxes can go in the dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer so you can heat up your lunch if you want or pre pack the lunches and pop them in the freezer for some easy go to lunches or dinners and the bonus is the food will be cold for the kids lunches if need be too.
– they are airtight and they are a great price! $25 for 4 lunchboxes is a bargain! You can order them from here and read all of the information on the website https://littlebentoworld.com/shop/bento-lunch-box/easylunchboxes/.

The only thing I would suggest is the easy lunchboxes be leakproof (only because my old lunchboxes that were similar were and I loved being able to send yogurt etc in there without it leaking when it was closed properly). This isn’t a problem any more as I have come up with a great solution- use food pouches or a small sealed container inside the lunchbox. If you’re using things like rock melon or water melon I put folded paper towel underneath and on top to soak any of the excess liquid so they are great still to use!

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Now onto the silicon wrap bands. These things are super handy! I keep forgetting to take photos of me using them but they are great for using around your wraps inside the lunchbox, tying up packets of food that have been open, holding apples together after you have sliced them to keep them from going brown and for storing in the lunchbox, keeping the serviette held down on the top of my bottle of milk kefir so it could ferment and breathe, popping it around celery or asparagus or any food in the fridge

as they are all safe. They are easy to use and my daughter loves the bright colours of them too! (Ok, so do I! Hehe). Oh and I also love that they can go in the dishwasher for easy cleaning and I don’t have to worry about them breaking as they seem strong so far when using them. These are definitely something I never would have went out and bought but have found them so useful and great! Here is a link to check out the silicon wrap bands at Little Bento World-https://littlebentoworld.com/shop/bento-accessories/silicone-wrap-bands/ They cost $10.00 for a pack of 5 which is great and they come in varying sizes in the pack so they are so useful for many different things.

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Next is the food picks. I have to say, I never thought I would enjoy using food picks, sandwich cutters etc. But! The amount of excitement and joy these little things bring to my kids faces is so cool! My daughter had to have matching foods to the colors of the picks when she was placing them in her lunchbox and because Marlee had some in hers Darcy wanted them in his! I also love the fact they don’t go down the hole in the sink if I forget they are in there as the head of them is big enough to stop them with the ones we got. They are easy to clean, in the sink or dishwasher and the bright colours are awesome too- I love bright things! They are definitely not something in the past I would go out and buy however I am very tempted now to go buy some funky kebab sticks for fruit etc to go on or some other cute picks for the kids as they fight over them! I’m afraid of starting to buy more and it becoming an addiction to be honest! You can check out the cool food picks we got here https://littlebentoworld.com/shop/food-picks/hello-people-food-picks/. The ones I got were called hello people food picks but there are so many to choose from it makes it hard to not want to buy lots of different ones. This particular pack came with 8 food picks for $8.00. I think I need to go check their website for some more for me! Oops, I mean the kids!

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Ok, last but definitely not least is the egg moulds. They are called Monbento egg moulds. These are super cute when you do them properly. When I have used them my eggs haven’t been big enough so the result wasn’t as good as it could be so I look forward to using them again. I don’t think I would have bought these myself if they weren’t sent to me as I didn’t think bento style lunches were my thing. I am changing my mind I think! Thank you Yvette for opening my eyes to the world of bento-ing! I am learning heaps and enjoying trying new things. Marlee absolutely loves that the eggs come out with words printed on them- in her words they are ‘coolio’! Haha!

The egg moulds I have are freezer and dishwasher safe for easy cleaning too which is awesome. I love any product that can go in the dishwasher, at least I know if I put it in there that it is safe. The pack comes with two egg moulds in it- one says BON APPETITE and the other says EGG and they only cost $8 for them both. I can’t forget to mention that you can use them as little containers to hold food (or small treats) as they close and open easily too! You can buy them online here-
https://littlebentoworld.com/shop/bento-sale/monbento-egg-mold/

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A massive thank you goes out to Yvette at Little Bento World for all her helpful advice, tips and friendly service. I have purchased products from her previously and she has been great to deal with and her sending me this pack to trial was an awesome thing to do and I appreciate it.

Thank you again Little Bento World for opening my eyes to the world of bento-ing and to the world of blogging! I am excited to see what else I can create in these great lunch boxes etc. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

From Anita 🙂

Lunch for 08.02.2015

Anyone else feeling slack? I should be cooking dinner or doing folding but instead I did my daughters lunch for school as I don’t find that a chore. I hope she loves her apple that is sliced thinly and I used cookie cutters to take out the core bit.

Packed inside is a savoury veg muffin with no added sugar tomato sauce to dip in, capsicum, apple, grapes and a Vegemite and cheese wrap rolled and cut into pieces like sushi.

I hope Marlee enjoys it!

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I love it when lunch is already packed for me!😊

Thank god I packed my lunchbox yesterday to use for the next couple of days. I got home and was busy doing things before and then suddenly realized I was hungry. So I grabbed out my fuel bento lunchbox (I got from Munchbox Mini) that was packed of goodies, heated my steak, cabbage, mushies and asparagus that were in there (how handy is that! I didn’t have to take it out of the lunchbox!) and then I heated some coconut flour flatbreads/wraps I made yesterday that were in the freezer and I was good to go! I am loving it! I couldn’t fit them both in as I was full.

Oh and my son loved me packing him his panino Yumbox lunchbox to take when we were in town catching up with a friend for coffee as he got to munch and have his babycino while I relaxed and caught up with a friend too. And well, my daughter as always loves having her easy lunchbox (from Little Bento World) packed and in the fridge at school. Oh and I used the square egg shapers (from Little Bento World) for the first time last night with some boiled eggs, Marlee is over the moon to have them as they have words on them. I hope I did them right, next time I think I need bigger eggs as mine kind of turned out like diamonds not square shapes, and that’s because of the user not because of the product.

So here we have it- all of our lunches for today!

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***LITTLE BENTO WORLD GIVEAWAY***

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***PLEASE NOTE: THIS GIVEAWAY HAS BEEN DRAWN AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED*** Thank you 🙂

Check out the next giveaway donated by the business Little Bento World!

Go into the draw to win the robot sandwich cutter with stamp, eye food picks and Shikiri bento lunchbox. Postage up to the cost of $12.00 is also included to one Australian address as well. There is going to be one very lucky winner!!

This is a game of skill; the most interesting/creative answer will be chosen by my team at the Lunchbox Ideas For Kids Blog.

All you have to do is answer the following question in the comments section and follow the terms and conditions.

What is the one lunchbox food your kids can’t live without having each week?

***This giveaway closes 7pm AEST Thursday 12th February 2015 and the winners will be contacted via email only and so you must ensure you provide your name and a valid email address. The winners have 48 hours to respond to the winning email or the prize will be redrawn. Entries who do not provide an email address will not be valid entries. Open to Australian residents only and the judges decision is final.

***Having trouble entering on your mobile device? Click on the title of the blog post then scroll down to the bottom of the page, click ‘View web version’, then scroll down to the bottom of the page again and click on ‘Post a comment’, then type your answer in the comment box. Good luck! :)***

Don’t forget to check out www.littlebentoworld.com and their great products and to share this wonderful giveaway with your friends and family so they can enter this giveaway as well.

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Get creative everyone, I look forward to reading your entries and thank you once again Little Bento World for this amazing giveaway!

From Anita 🙂