I have a 10 year old daughter that I refer to as "mini-me" (see exhibit "a" below). She's a crazy kid. She snowmobiles (exhibit "b"), Drag races (exhibit "c"), plays soccer (exhibit "d"), tames Weasels (exhibit "e") and is a vegetarian (exhibit "f"). And, she'll eat just about anything if it's vegetarian, but not a lot of anything at a time. This has always been an issue for me because I pack her nice lunches and half it comes back uneaten.
However, the Easter Bunny (see exhibit "g") decided I needed to start packing her "laptop lunches". What is a laptop lunch? Here is a link: http://www.laptoplunches.com/
These bento box systems allow you to pack interesting meals in cleverly designed containers. Since my daughter has had this, she has eaten her entire lunch every day. Exhibits H-K show the lunches that she has had so far. I like this system so much, that I am going to order one for myself as well as additional sets of the interior containers.
Exhibit "a"- her normal self: Exhibit "b" - trick riding a snowmobile:
Exhibit "c" - testing the driveway: Exhibit "d" - that poor ball:
Exhibit "e"- The Weasels....tamed Exhibit "f"- Famous Vegetarians
Exhibit "g" - the Easter Bunny up close:
OK, so here are Exhibits H-K (the lunches):
Lunch 1- Formed Rice with veggie decoration, cucumbers and tomatoes, grapes, Brownies and wasabi sauce:
Lunch 2- Formed rice with chives, cucumber and tomatoes, wasabi, orange slices and brownies:
Lunch 3- Veggie Sushi (yes, I made it), cucumber flowers, tomatoes, grapes, brownie and a cookie:
Lunch 4- Now we're getting more creative! This one also uses silicone baking cups to separate food. Cucumbers (she loves them), cookies, crackers, orange slices, white cheddar cheese, and cheese and soy ham stacks:
I totally recommend this lunch system if you are having a hard time getting your kid to eat enough, or if you just want a fun lunch! She has yet to lose any part of the system (or her chopsticks) and has eaten every bite of her food so far. She also remembers to bring the whole thing home, which is also a plus.