I was checking out the Top 12 of 2012 post at BentOnBetterLunches and happened to be tootling past #11, a fun back-to-school bento, when a certain little someone came by and looked over my shoulder. "Oooo! I want one JUST LIKE THAT, Mama!" Darnit. And I even KNOW better than to look at other people's bentos when she's awake! (She's like a ninja. I can never hear her coming until it's too late, and I'm stuck trying to duplicate something she saw!)
Back-to-School Copycat Bento
|PB-Chocolate-Almond-Butter sandwiches, dye-free gummy worm, carrots and broccoli, |
Trader Joe's cinnamon alphabet cookies, Greek honey yogurt, apples, pomegranate arils
ABZs: Since I didn't have any alphabet sprinkles, I decided to toss in some pomegranate arils. As they landed, they kind of formed a Z, so I helped them along and added a few more.
In case you were wondering how the yogurt fares, since the EasyLunchboxes aren't leak-proof, I use Greek yogurt, which is much thicker. And I drain excess liquid when I open the tub each time, so there's less risk of liquid separating in her lunch overnight. As long as I don't lay the box on its side for a long time, the yogurt stays in, no problem.
Apple Of My Eye: I used a small circle cutter to make the bread rounds, then a straw to poke the "worm holes" through the top slices only.
Surf Sweets and Yummy Earth make dye-free gummy worms, gummy bears, and lollies. But I happened to have a Surf Sweets Gummy Worm on hand.
Some leaf picks completed the apple look!
Tools of the Trade