Meanwhile, returning to bento mode, the nice people over at Say Please have sent us their newest edition of Lunchbox Love notes. If you are not yet familiar with them, these are collections of colorful and cheerful note cards, each about 9cm x 6cm, with a positive message one one side, and a bit of trivia on the other. They are a great way to say, "I've been thinking of you" when discovered in Nikolai's lunch bag or backpack, in his school binder as I've been doing lately so he sees them early in the mornings, or propped on the desk in his room. I sometimes slip one into my husbands wallet just to remind him that I was thinking of him. I have included them with many of his lunches which can be viewed HERE.
For a long time, it seems, Nikolai has asked for a Baymax bento, so I made this one featuring a Baymax shaped sandwich topped with Provolone cheese and decorated with nori. Baymax is a Big Hero 6 character so I used the 6 from my numeric cutter set on the babybel cheese. Along with these he had pieces of peaches in one container, celery and organic baby carrots, and ranch for dip in the smallest container. Far right is a granola bar. I included a Lunchbox Love note in his lunch bag, and this lunch was packed in a Bentology Living box, previously Laptop Lunches.
Here is a simple bento lunch with which I also included a Lunchbox Love note in his lunch bag. Into our LunchBots Quad I packed some of Nikolai's favorite roll-ups, ants on a log (aka celery with sun butter and raisins) with cucumber slices, orange slices with grapes, and alphabet cookies from IKEA.
I think these are a really fun way to brighten the day and educational too! From one card I learned that the International Space Station moves at 17,500 miles per hour. I never would have guessed that!