Friday, September 13, 2013

Edible skewers!


So, it's finally Friday! Hooray. Week one of Kindergarten will be over today! We usually like to do a treat day once a week and well, today seemed like a good day for it. She has been super positive all week and has really taken to the new routine in general! She even thanked me for packing her good lunches which felt like such an epic win! This week we also participated in a Link-up party with Bentos on the Bayou. There's a link-up button at the bottom that you can go check out all the great 15 minutes or less lunches! 

Haha, okay here's the lunch with all the closed up containers. Teased all my Facebook readers with this one as a ''sneak peek'' for today's lunch. I'm glad you all had a good sense of humor about it! Also it was a good excuse to show the cutie ladybug container. :P 

  • Turkey/Swiss Roll-Ups (with pretzel skewers),
  • Ants on a log (made with sunflower butter and raisins), 
  • A sweet pepper w/ a little cream cheese (this is a new food for Monkey), 
  • Orange segments and;
  • Tapioca Pudding (for treat day). 
So, I'm still getting used to new containers. We tried several containers to figure out the best way to configure all the items. This seemed to be the best way, we're still going to be doing some trial and error for a bit here while we get used to using new containers. I also love the idea of using the pretzel rods as edible skewers. I would have liked to use less containers overall, but it worked out in general I think. 

Here's her lunch in the box with OPEN lids. Haha. Here you can see her mini juice box w/ 100% juice box. We pick up 4 packs of these little guys at the Dollar Tree. I'm really impressed sometimes by the products that they pick up there and have available. Sure we could get he juice boxes full of high fructose corn syrup, but on the same aisle they have these gems! Woot. 

Here's the link for the link-up party! 

Bentos on the Bayou

Happy Packing!


  1. Looks so good. Did she like the pepper? She such a nice girl being thankful for her lunches. Patty

    1. She ate about half of the pepper. She told me she tried it but didn't like it so she stopped eating it. While I wish she would have liked it, I am just pleased she tried it. I'll try introducing it in other ways and see if that makes a difference. If not, you win some you lose some!

    2. How wonderful that she at least tried the pepper! At my house, we call that the "no thank you" bite.

    3. What a nice thing to call it! Never thought of that. Great idea Keitha. :)

  2. Great idea to use pretzels as skewers!

    1. Thanks! I think it works really well and I love that it's one less thing that Monkey has to remember to bring home.

  3. Pretzel skewers is a genius idea! Love it.

  4. What a clever idea to stuff those mini bell peppers! We LOVE them at our house, but I've never thought to do that! Thank you for linking to 15 Minute Fridays. Hope to see you again soon!


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