Monday, August 31, 2015

Fit & Fresh Bento Lunch Kit Review!

Hello, today I have a review on the Fit & Fresh bento lunch kit. Fit & Fresh has a lot of really cool lunch containers. Pun intended! Since I do a lunch blog we thought the bento lunch kit would be the perfect fit for our family. Of course I am looking forward to trying some of the other products they offer also but todays post is all about the bento lunch kit.

Today I used the lunch kit for my moms lunch. She really liked the overall look of the kit and is the first to use it in our family. In my family getting to use a new bento item means you are our "Special Lunch Packer" of the day. Everyone takes turns trying new products first so everyone has a special lunch at some point.

Above you have the complete bento lunch kit. The bento box itself has a place in the lid to snap the two icepacks into. You just freeze them and pop them into the top when you are ready to pack your bento kit into the bag. The bento lunch kit also comes with this very cute a sturdy insulated travel bag and two half cup bento pods with lids. The pods are a favorite feature of mine. They keep foods separated and safe inside the pod with the lids snapped firmly in place. It doesn't hurt that they are cute also! The bento lunch kit is also BPA & PVC free.

For lunch my mom took homemade chicken salad, packed in the blue pod. Vanilla yogurt with dye free sprinkles from India Tree are packed in the yellow pod. She also has cheese, two whole wheat bagels, and grapes. This is a pretty good looking lunch for a working gal if I do say so myself. Mom was pleased with it!

All in all I really like the Fit & Fresh bento lunch kit. It has plenty of room for a grown up lunch. I also love the fact that with a few adjustments by using the pods you can make it work for smaller appetites. It is very durable and made very well. The only thing I would change is the size of the lunch bag. I would love to be able to slide a reusable water bottle in.

If you are interested in purchasing the Fit & Fresh bento lunch kit you can click on the highlighted text or the link below!

*I received the Fit & Fresh bento lunch kit for review. I was not paid in any way for this review, all opinions are my own. I may receive affiliate credit for the links provided in this post.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Happy Bento! Lunches On The Go! Book Review

Hello all. Today I have a special treat. I received a copy of Happy Bento, Lunches On The Go a couple of weeks ago. Today you get to take a look at a couple of my lunches inspired by the book. I absolutely love bento, I also absolutely love cookbooks. So when I was offered a chance to review a copy of Happy Bento, I jumped at the opportunity. This little book, by Anna Adden, is to die for awesome. The lunches are so easy to make and you will have no problem finding inspiration for lunchtime. So without further ado, I give you lunch, inspired by Happy Bento!

This lunch was so quick and very simple. I knew I had to make it for the oldest because she loves an apple sandwich. It could also be eaten as a large snack or for breakfast. This little lunch is very versatile. You can see Anna"s version is done with a little rocket ship cutter, I didn't have that particular cutter so I used a star instead.

In this lunch the oldest has a apple sandwich with cookie butter, grapes, orange pieces and a few yogurt covered pretzels.

This lunch is called "Bee-Inspired"  I loved the bee theme and decided to do my own lunch and use Anna's lunch for inspiration. I am always inspired by my fellow bento bloggers. They have wonderful lunch creations.                                                                                                      
This lunch was pretty simple to create. Plus I had a great book for inspiration. In this lunch my youngest has bee and tulip cookie butter sandwiches, broccoli, sweet peppers, oranges and grapes.
I absolutely love Anna's book. I can see myself using it for inspiration anytime I am lacking creativity. The great thing about bento is you can swap out any of the ingredients to suit your kids likes, Or just to be inspired. I highly recommend Happy Bento! Whether you are new to lunch packing or just need a bit of inspiration this book is perfect for you. Also don't forget to check out Anna's blog Becoming a Bentoholic for more lunchtime fun!
Go ahead, you know you want it! Here's the link to Anna Adden's Happy Bento!
 *I received a copy of this book for review, I was in no way paid for the review. All opinions are my own. I may receive affiliate credit when using the link provided to purchase the book.*

Monday, August 10, 2015

Homemade Pretzel Bread Sammies!

Saturday I tried my hand at making homemade pretzel hotdog buns and pretzel bread loaves. I have made soft pretzel bites before and they are delicious. So why would buns and bread be any different? The buns and bread turned out great. They were not pretty at first but they were very yummy. The bread was as pretty as it was tasty.

Here is a picture of my homemade pretzel hotdog buns. We had hotdogs, bratwurst and cheddar sausages on these. They were yummy!

Looks good right? Well it is and this is the bread I used in todays Yumbox lunch.

This was my dinner. I know, I know it isn't very healthy. But dang was it good and onions are veggies!

Here are todays Yumbox lunches for my kiddo and aunt. My daughter has an appointment and my aunt is taking her. Boy that makes my life easier because I don't have to take all the kids with us. That is a headache waiting to happen. I can stay in the safety of my own home and get a headache. Ha! Ha!

Both my aunt and daughter had basically the same lunch. The only difference is the sandwich. They both have a clementine, fresh blueberries, grapes, cherries, and cashews. My aunt has a ham and provolone sandwich on homemade pretzel bread. I also packed mustard and mayo for her. My kiddo is a plain sammie kind of girl and has just ham on her homemade pretzel bread.           

Making bread is pretty fun and very tasty. Next on the to try list is English muffin bread. I'll let you know how it turns out! If you are interested in any of the products listed I am providing a few links in this post. Just click on the pictures. Also check out the Bento USA link in the top right corner of this post . You NEED new bento stuffs! Thanks for stopping by.