Friday, March 28, 2014

Pack Lunches, Not Punches!

Today the Bento Bloggers & Friends are having an anti-bullying blog hop, and I have the honour of hosting a guest post by my friend Lauri of Welcome to the Bensanity.

"This lunch was inspired by two brave young elementary school aged boys who were bullied because they like My Little Pony. One boy was prohibited from bringing his MLP backpack to school by the administration, the other was bullied to the point of attempting suicide.

My own son, at that age, was tormented because of his love of ballet, and more specifically, because of his Rainbow shoelaces. When asked what his favorite color was he would reply "All Colors!"

I would love to see the day when children aren't corralled or taught that they are supposed to like certain colors or activities. People are people and we all have our own individual tastes and we should be honored for our spirit and our kindness. Not the color of our shoelaces or the cartoon on our backpacks."

  • Prepare pasta to package specifications. 
  • While cooking, prepare 5 Ziploc bags with 20 drops of food coloring and 2 TB of water each. 
  • Separate pasta into 5 equal portions and seal in individual bags. Let soak for 1 minute each. 
  • Rinse each portion of colored pasta in colander & mix. 
Include a thermos of your favorite topping or sauce to add to your lunch! This lunch has a nice Alfredo Sauce waiting to be added (& a little EasyLunchboxes mini dipper of shredded parmesan cheese)!"

Thank you Lauri, that looks amazing! For more of Lauri's lunches, follow her on Facebook: Welcome to the Bensanity. And follow our blog hop to see more anti-bullying bentos , starting with Licious Lunches :) 



  1. Love your colorful rainbow pasta

  2. Amazing lunch Lauri!

  3. What an awesome lunch and a wonderful message!

  4. Awwww, love the rainbow "shoelace" pasta. awesome lunch and post!

  5. Love this lunch so much! And you and that awesome boy of yours! <3 <3

  6. As long as you have people that are different as long you have others trying to bully. And children are cruelsome. It's a fact and they get teached by adults.

  7. Looks like a great lunch!

  8. Rainbow shoelaces...great idea. Wonderful lunch, Lauri!

  9. Love the rainbow "shoelaces" pasta. Great post!

  10. Love all the colours and your rainbow 'shoelaces' are brilliant!

  11. Awesome lunch and post!

  12. LOVE it Lauri! And I am so happy that your son didn't listen when he was criticized for his ballet. He's so talented and really a wonderful person! (But you know that!)

  13. Love this lunch. The rainbow pasta is fantastic!

  14. I absolutely have to try colouring my pasta again! This has shown me that it is definitely worth the hassle!

  15. This is such a beautiful lunch. What brand food coloring do you use? Are they all natural (ie: vegggie base?)

    1. It's a guest post, and I'm afraid I don't know the answer to that - but the lunch maker may be able to answer if you ask on her Facebook page :) Welcome To The Bensanity


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