Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Bento for Baby 80: Brussels Sprouts Pasta and Hummus Pita
Baby Girl's bento was a bit eclectic on this day. This was packed several days after the end of her lunch strike, but I was still a bit afraid to push the envelope with the food I gave her. So, I gave her a few things I knew would be devoured and a few others that she might turn her nose up to. The sure-to-be-eaten items in her lunch on this day were half a whole wheat pita filled with homemade roasted red pepper hummus, a clementine and a mix of walnut pieces and raisins. Things I wasn't so sure she would eat were some leftover Brussels sprout pasta from dinner the night before, and a few small carrot sticks. Honestly, this bento is from so long ago that I cannot exactly recall how much she ate. I have a vague memory that she ate most of this lunch, except for the carrot sticks.
I used a handy little lidded glass bowl that my mother-in-law passed on to me for the first time in this lunch. It is the perfect size for a toddler-sized portion of leftovers, the glass is nice and thick so there aren't any safety concerns, and it is safe to pop in the microwave. You'll be seeing a lot more of this little container in future posts. I've found that her little thermal container is still a bit too deep for her to eat out of easily, and it's a mess when they dump it out into her other containers at school, so I'm going to hold off on using it for a little while.
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