All posts tagged: Bento Lunch Box Menu

barbecue chicken bento lunch box

Bento Lunch Box Menu January 8-12

Rice is a big part of our meals and this week I packed mostly rice meals for Kuya V. Our recipe used for the week is pan grilled bbq chicken and banana oatmeal cupcake. Join our lunch box packing FB group via this link. The aim of #LetsMakeLunchFun community is to inspire and help families prepare and pack healthier meal. This is the last week for you to win a Yumbox Panino from us! Details over at our Instagram post, here. Sunday– January 8: pan grilled chicken, banana roll-ups, carrots and strawberry. Monday– January 9: beef tapa, boiled quail eggs, rice, carrots, kiwi and watermelon Tuesday – January 10: chicken popcorn, carrots, strawberry and blueberries. Wednesday – January 11: hotdog sushi rolls, fruits and banana oatmeal cupcake. Thursday – January 12: sausage tortilla, fruits, carrots and chocolate wafers You can follow us on Instagram, @cuddlesandcrumbs for more lunchbox ideas and feel free to use #LetsMakeLunchFun hashtag on all your packed meals.

Bento Lunch Box Menu January 2-5

First week back to school for 2017 was last January 2. We were still on a holiday mood and forgot to go for our weekly grocery shopping, so this weeks kids lunch box consist mostly of leftover holiday food like ham. Join our lunch box packing FB group via this link. The aim of #LetsMakeLunchFun community is to inspire and help families pack / prepare a healthier meal Monday – January 2: ham and cheese sandwich, yoghurt and fruits. Tuesday – January 3: pizza pinwheels filled with pepperoni and cheese Wednesday – January4: cream cheese sandwich for both Thursday – January 5: a repeat of what we packed yesterday   Did you notice something new in your Yumbox boxes? Both kids received a new Yumbox and Camelback bottles with their name and chosen design from Kilani Kreations. Kilani Kreations can personalize your existing yumbox or directly order a new one from them. For more details visit their Instagram and Facebook pages. Make sure you follow our accounts on Instagram, @cuddlesandcrumbs for more lunchbox ideas and use #LetsMakeLunchFun hashtag on …

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Bento Lunch Box Menu November 6-10

I created a lunch box packing FB group, you can join via this link. The aim of #LetsMakeLunchFun community is to inspire and help families pack / prepare a healthier lunch. Sunday – November 6: Leftover roast chicken and fried rice for today. Monday – November 7: I was planning to pack spam musubi only to find out that I don’t have the main ingredient in my kitchen, so hotdog was use to fill rice wrap instead. Cut one musubi differently that was a perfect shape for eyes. Tuesday – November 8: We have homemade chicken fingers for todays lunch. To make one at home just marinate chicken breast on a yoghurt mix with salt, pepper, garlic powder and five spice. Roll on breadcrumbs the next day and pan fry or bake. Wednesday – November 9: Store bought butter croissant with ham and mixed berry smoothie. Thursday – November 10: Both kids packed homemade chicken nuggets.

turkey sandwich bento lunchbox

Bento Lunchbox Menu November 1-3

Here is what we packed for school lunch this week. Most of the lunches packed are straight forward and made cute with some food picks and separators. My kids now know that all the food decorations must come back home with them and if a friend asks they need to ask Mama first. Tuesday – November 1: My kids are crazy over dimsum’s – siomai in particular. I try my best to re-create wantons and siomai at home but both kids would also comment that it does not look or taste the same. Even though they would reassure me that the ones I prepare are better, I know that they would always prefer store/restaurant dimsum.   Wednesday – November 2: We have dinner leftovers for Vierte’s school lunch and Chloe asked for sandwich. How cute are these animal food separators! Adding them sure did make the lunch box happy. Thursday – November 3: One of the easiest pack lunch to date is making use of leftover food, which seems to be the theme this week. …

monster burger bento lunchbox

Bento Lunchbox Menu October 16-20

Here is what I packed for the kids last week. You will notice that some days are empty, reason is I was in a rush that morning and did not get a chance to snap a photo of the lunch box. School Lunch Box menu for October 16-20: Sunday – October 16: No lunch box photo Monday – October 17: Our first lunchbox to support Al Islami Kids Club campaign of healthy eating. Made use of Al Islami Foods chicken thighs for our honey soy chicken.   Tuesday – October 18: Chloe had cream cheese sandwich and Vierte went to school with money to buy food at the canteen.  *no photo Wednesday – October 19: Celebrating Halloween with a pumpkin shaped puff pastry filled with minced chicken from Al Islami Foods.   Thursday – October 20: Two versions of burger to make both kids happy. A strawberry-eyed burger for Chloe and spooky one for Vierte.   #LetsMakeLunchFun and Healthy for our family. Join in the fun of lunch box packing and use #LetsMakeLunchFun tag on …

bbq chicken dog bento lunchbox

Bento Lunchbox Menu October 9-13

I was reviewing my posts this morning and realized that I missed posting two weeks worth of  our lunchbox menu. Totally blaming my multiple dose of anesthesia and lazy bug. School Lunch menu for October 9-13 below Sunday – October 9: BBQ Chicken Drumsticks with”puppy” shaped rice because Vierte was missing his dogs in the Philippines Monday – October 10: Quinoa Beef Meatballs with rice and biscuits. Tuesday – October 11: Beef tapa with rice, tomatoes and carrots. A hearty protein meal because V has try-outs for sports day. Wednesday – October 12: Chicken dumplings with carrots Thursday – October 13: Quinoa beef meatballs makes a repeat because Mama woke up late.   #LetsMakeLunchFun and Healthy for our family. Join in the fun of lunch box packing and use #LetsMakeLunchFun tag on your IG posts.  

banana rollups bento lunch

Bento Lunchbox Menu – October 3 to 6

Hooray for Thursday! We had another long weekend this week to celebrate Islamic New Year. It was nice to have an extra day to just spend time with my bunch. I was having a rough week being a Mama, making some changes now to improve things around the house. Here is what I pack for the kids school lunch. October is Kuya V’s birthday month so I am packing something extra special for him this month. This week though I forgot to take photos of Chloe’s box. Monday – October 3: Chicken garlic tikka for our mains with rice and fruits. I will post a recipe next week. Tuesday – October 4: Vegetable Hakka noodles, siomai and Carrot Apple Oat Cookies. Wednesday – October 5: Chloe’s class has “healthy Wednesday’s” where teachers ask parents to pack a specific food, it was cheese sandwich for them this week. We have chicken lettuce sandwich for Vierte. Thursday – October 6: Something quick and healthy today for both kids, banana roll-ups packed with fruits on the side.   I am inviting you to use #LetsMakeLunchFun …

chicken tenders hello kitty bento lunch

Bento Lunch Box Menu – September 18 to 22

Thursday is a happy day. Last day of work and school for us here in the United Arab Emirates. I am always looking forward to weekend and spend quality time with my bunch. Who doesn’t? The week started with me coming down with a flu. Kids were also adjusting to waking up early again. Vierte needs to be up and eating breakfast at 5:30 am out the door by 6:20 am for school bus pick-up. Yes. I am happy it is finally the weekend. Here is what I pack for the kids school lunch. Sunday – September 18: We have beef kofta as the main meal for both kids.   September 19 – Monday: Chicken Tenders and rice. Marinated chicken breasts the night before and fried the following morning. I will post recipe next week.   September 20 – Wednesday: Tuna Sandwich for Vierte and Cream Cheese Sandwich for Chloe. September 21 – Wednesday: Apple Cake and Pasta Arrabbiata for Vierte. Baked red apple cake the night before and prepared pasta in the morning. Pasta preparation made easy with Barilla …