"Sit down and feed, and welcome to our table." -William Shakespeare

Monday, April 16, 2012


Here are some pictures of just some of the helpful things in this month's lunchbox giveaway:

ECOLunchbox Furoshikis
What are these for? They are like origami lunchboxes. They include directions for tying up your lunch or snack and after you've eaten, they take up virtually zero space in your bag. And you can use 'em as a placemat, too! Isaiah is upset we are giving these away. He likes to tie up bundles hobo style to carry into the woods, and he declares these work WAY better than bandanas.

Fun bento tools
The blue thingy is a sandwich cutter. It makes 2 dolphins and a heart. Works well on most bread but not so great on Ezekiel bread or homemade spelt/kamut bread... we promise! Normal bread? Yes. The white thingy is a rice press. Awesome for making onigiri. Oni-what?

Onigiri are really yummy homemade rice balls, eaten room temperature. Why haven't you seen any in my kids' bento lunches? Because sadly, their Latino blood makes it impossible for them to enjoy cold rice. (Apparently- "Hot, mama! Make hot!") I highly recommend Googling recipes for onigiri (personally I love the recipes including sesame seeds). Great way to use up leftover rice, too!

I've also got a couple other things that belong in this drawing but Amazon had a mix-up and the other items should be here any day. Because what bento giveaway would be complete without a rabbit egg mold?

You wouldn't believe the difference some of these dorky little tools will make for picky eaters. It's amazing. Especially helpful if you are just beginning a transition to healthier lunch fare.

So leave a comment and you'll be entered into the drawing.


  1. *raises hand* I have picky eaters AND have a continual (on-and-off) obsession with healthy eating that, evidentally, has a huge learning curve. I was very happy to see, when a friend decided to take a "real food only" pledge, that we already did everything on that list. And then some. But you are still my food guru. btw do you know your plans yet as far as your hubby's job?

  2. These look fun. I'm ready to try something new.

  3. These look great! My little ones would love it - they get so excited when I do fun things with their food.

    Your blog is one of my favorites - the first one I go to when I need to refer to a natural way of treating something. :)

  4. oh yes! I would love to be entered into this drawing! picky eaters I have!

    thanks and blessings

  5. this morning i was thinking about the bento boxes, which i've been interested in for a long time. i think i might just need to splurge-they made park lunches and picnics so much easier. maybe i'll even get us some glass straws ; )