Friday, June 1, 2012

Bent On Better Lunches in a cookbook?

It's true! 4 of my lunches will be featured in the upcoming Cooking With Trader Joe’s Cookbook – EasyLunchboxes, by Kelly Lester - the "singing CEO" of EasyLunchboxes, and a lunch-making mom herself. I am so excited! You may have already heard some buzz about it, it's been in the works for some time now - I just didn't want to say anything about being in it until I had submitted everything - in case I messed up - but it looks like a done deal :)

It also features a whole bunch of my bento & lunch blogging friends!
Bento for Kidlet, Biting the Hand That Feeds You, Veggie-Bento, Lunches With Love, Rachel's Random, Lunches Fit For A Kid, Pink'n Punchy Lunches, Family Fresh Meals, Bobbi's Bentos, Keeley McGuire, Beneficial Bento, Bentobloggy, MOMables, & more!

Want to see which of my lunches will be in it? Too bad, you'll have to wait for the book ;) But you can see some the ones that won't be in it...  I submitted 8 lunches for consideration, hoping that 1 of them might make the cut, so you can imagine how thrilled I was when I found out they chose 4! I can't wait to see my lunches recreated by the talented Kelly & her team of helpers, and photographed by the fabulous Marla Meridith of Family Fresh Cooking! 

Here are the 4 "rejects", heheh:

"Out of This World" grape & clementine alien, carrot asteroids, cheese stars & PB sandwich space scene, and "All-Weather" lunch with cheese quesadilla sun, pepper rainbow, popcorn clouds, apple & grapes umbrella & raindrops.

"Flower Power" ham & cheese bagel sandwich with pepper flowers, orange & apple blossoms with grapes, and "Berry Tasty" strawberries & cream cheese bagel sandwich, kiwi hearts, & celery sticks with nut butter dip.

The cookbook will be coming out in September!
You can Like EasyLunchboxes on Facebook if you don't want to miss the announcement about when it comes out and where to get your copy :)


  1. Anonymous6/01/2012

    Thanks for sharing. I love all your photos and descriptions. So glad you will be featured in a book! Keep up the good work!

  2. You know how hard it was to narrow them down Cristi??? Your "rejects" are total winners!!! Thanks for sharing our excitement here. Love it! - Kelly


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