The Contents: Mini pita sandwiches topped with a cheese duck, mini banana muffin swimming in a pond of chocolate goldfish. Carrot sticks, celery sticks stuffed with cashew nut butter (for those that approve), grapes, nectarine slices and kiwi slices.
The Details: Mini pitas are stuffed with turkey or pastrami and cheese. Dude wanted two and they stack nicely on top of each other. The eyes are made of kiwi seeds and the wings are just bits of kiwi. Slightly different layouts of lunches depending on whether or not the particular kiddo would eat celery.
The Verdict: Slices of fruit are too hard to eat, chunks are much easier and cleaner which will become important once school starts.
I think these lunches show off the flexibility of these particular boxes. I removed all but one insert and was able to fit the slightly too big pita pockets. Silicone cups kept the goldfish in place. I personally can’t stand fruit touching the sandwiches (makes the bread soggy) so I kept it contained in one quadrant.
One other benefit that I’ve found for these boxes is that its pretty easy to try a new food option. In this case, I offered my youngest one celery stuffed with cashew nut butter. It didn’t take a lot of space and he had plenty of other food options when it turned out that he didn’t like it.
And finally, Just for Kicks, I often forget to pack myself lunch, don’t know why. But today I managed to do a box for myself. Not very exciting, but here it is! Pastrami, cheese and cucumber on a thin, surrounded by grapes.