I'm so excited to announce that after many years of being a huge fan of Laptop Lunches, I have become an affiliate. I have long promoted Laptop Lunches bento boxes in both my books and here online, but now when you purchase them through my links I will receive a commission.
The lunch box comes like this, above. Inside the box are two medium sized compartments and two small ones, plus a little dip container. Everything is free of BPA, phthalates, PVC, and lead.
For years we cut our sandwiches in half, and placed them upright on their sides in the medium sized containers. It was really cute because you could see what was inside the sandwich when you opened the box.
But I recently got the Bento Buddies, as seen above. All of the containers in this kit have lids, and the kit includes one very big compartment that takes up most of the box. It's perfect for salad or sandwiches laid flat (like the top photo).
While creating THIS Pinterest board of lunch box ideas, I came across THIS owl sandwich, and I had to make my own version—it's just too cute.
I didn't use any special tools, or even cut the sandwich. As you can see above, all I did was cut the eyes and wings out of apple—it added only a few extra seconds to the time spent packing the lunch. I used carrots for the nose and feet, and dairy-free chocolate chips for the eyes.
Zoe likes to dip celery sticks into SunButter mixed with a tiny bit of honey. I placed the celery below the owl as if she is standing on a tree branch. The pressure of the lid holds everything in place.
Thin cloth napkins or re-usable silverware fit into the spot on the right.
Each average-sized elementary school contributes about 18,000 pounds of waste to landfills each year due to plastic sandwich bags, paper napkins, juice boxes, and individually wrapped snacks, chips, cookies, etc. Help me spread the word that adorable, healthy, reusable lunch boxes are cool : ) And thank you for supporting us by buying through me!