I took the kids to the pool, thinking we would swim for an hour or so. Well, I couldn't get them out of the water and by the time they finally climbed out onto dry land, it was 3 hours later and we were famished! So, this time I am packing a LOT of food for us in case we hang out all day again!
Here, my 3 tier tiffin comes in very handy! I have packed: peanut butter and blueberry jam on sandwich wheat thins, fresh blanched peapods, apricots and 2 kinds of grapes, bunch of strawberries, Asian pear, plum, carrots, yellow pear garden tomatoes, tangerine, nectarine, banana, mozzarella sticks, and cereal bars. The three tiers stack into a tight-locking frame with attached handle -- it's so cute and fun to carry. Of course, not everything you see here fits, but some of it they will eat at the playgroup they will go to first (while I swim my own laps).
I am a former research scientist turned stay-at-home-mom of 2 who got started with bento in an effort to help my kids learn that eating healthy and nutritious foods can be fun and cute. I make a bento lunch for my 13yo (8th grader) son & my 9yo (4th grader) daughter every school day, and post the pictures on my sherimiya ♥ flickr photostream. Here in this blog is where I describe each bento, and you'll also get a peek inside our family adventures. Thanks for taking a look, and please let me know what you think ^-^!