It's been a while since I've posted any playful lunches for the boys. I think I'm overdue. Pierce loves when I send notes to school in his lunchbox, so I started off his bento with a little note.
This may seem like a large lunch, but it's actually lunch and a snack for him, as they have snack time each day. I liked the theme of the zoo, since we just visited the Greenville Zoo over Spring Break. So in the bento I packed an open faced cheese sandwich bear in a pretzel rod cage with a yellow tomato ball for playing. There is also a lion tortilla sandwich filled with refried beans and accented with a carrot mane. The lion is standing in the tall grass of roasted seaweed and carrots. On the side, there is a surprised monkey egg and a bento elephant filled with dark chocolate raisins for dessert. You may notice another nosy animal in the bottom right corner checking out the lunch. I didn't pack him, but I do think the lunch met with his approval.
Also included was a banana and a Kidz Zone bar. You know ZonePerfect bars? Well they've started making kid bars now! Pierce was so eager to try the yellow cupcake flavor. He reported it was delicious! Even better - the bars feature 23 vitamins and minerals, 5 grams of protein, and 3 grams of fiber. Perfect for my active little boy. They also offer flavors in caramel crunch and peanut butter chocolate chip.