This week my oldest is starting Kindergarten. I am super excited for this little boy to learn and blossom and make new friends. He is so ready and we are all very excited about this new stage of life.
I also can’t wait to have an excuse to make bento box lunches. Back in the day when I was single and made my own lunch, I got really into bento boxes.
Here are a few I made:
My kids and I are vegetarian and he isn’t as adventurous of an eater as I am so I am going to have to modify his bento box lot but overall I hope to keep them healthy, add variety, and maybe even toss in something he might not like/eat in hopes he does one day.
Overall I say we eat healthily but yeah my kids eat mac and cheeses a lot. We do eat a lot of homemade stuff and my hubby is a great cook and loves making new things. That said I saw this list of popular oat cereals and granola snack bars that have a very high level of weed-killing poison called Roundup. Most like me thing oats are healthy and good for our kids, but the truth is in America we use Roundup and this is not something I would eat or want my kids to eat.
Glyphosate, an herbicide linked to cancer was found in all but two of 45 samples of products made with conventionally grown oats. Here is a sample of what you will see in the report with all the Roundup food products listed. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, the Monsanto weed killer that is the most heavily used pesticide in the U.S. Take a look and see what brands to avoid and guess we will be shopping for our Oats at WholeFoods:
As a mom, I am always on the quest to feed my kids healthy food. Looking forward to making fun bento boxes and avoiding bad foods including the dirty dozen.
Some things I really love to use is these metal bento boxes. They have compartments and it is super easy for my kids to open on their own and since they are metal they are easy to clean and don’t stain.
You can find bento stuff just about anywhere, including on Amazon. To get started I would recommend the following:
If you need some inspiration I just love following Kid Lunch Box on IG. They have a lot of meat dishes and food, but I love the variety of foods they use.
This will be new for me, or shall as I say a reborn passion of mine with a kid spin to it.
Follow me and my working mom bestie on Instagram and you can check out my new bento box lunch creations this year. It will be vegetarian and as healthy as I can get it with my picky 5-year-old. * L