Tuesday, February 7, 2012


I was feeling a little left out. A few of my favorite blogs have had some holiday themed bento and I have had... none. So I made a heart lunch. Why is it in a pink box? Because Tyke wanted the kitty. How could I say no to my blonde minion?

My Pork Chop was asleep by the time I put lunch out. He was up extra early this morning and fell asleep in the 2 minutes it took me to go out the door and put my eldest on the bus. Oh well, they had their lunches separate.

Today we have a whole wheat bologna and cheese heart sandwich with Love spelled out in 2 cheeses and bologna. In the bottom we have strawberries, apples, a Energy Bite shaped like a heart, and 2 chicken and spinach gyoza separated by a cheese heart.

I am so proud of myself. I made the energy ball/bite things again and used next to no honey and used crunchy peanut butter. I really liked this better. The minions are convinced they are cookies. So I see it as a win win situation. They are eating something that is very healthy for them and they think it's a treat.

Pork telling me it was an O


  1. This is so cute!! What are the energy/small bite things???

  2. I have the recipe a post or 2 prior to this one. I think I got it off http://www.momables.com/ somewhere. Anyway, they are called Energy Balls or Bites. You make them with oats, peanut butter, nuts, and you can add in dried fruit too. Or you can add in chocolate bits and what not. The recipe I first used also called for honey, but that made it to sweet for my taste. The next time I made them, I omitted the honey. I think it also called for coconut, but I did not have any so I did not add it.

    My minions thought they were oatmeal cookies in ball form.

    Since then, I have searched for them online. There are so many variations of them. I assume it is kinda like chicken noodle soup. Everyone makes it a little different.