Friday, September 5, 2014

Yumbox Lunch Before & After

Yesterday was Birdie's first day of Kindergarten! It wasn't her real first day of school though, in my opinion, that will be Monday, when I actually drop her off and leave. Yesterday, parents stayed, and learned about the school rules & practices, took a tour, and got to know the kindergarten teacher. I failed to pay attention to details when I read the notice about it, so I didn't catch the part about her not needing a lunch, and packed her this Yumbox:

Oh well,  we took it back home with us :) And I got to see how lunch in the Yumbox looks by lunchtime, after being packed in a lunchbag (usually sideways) then a backpack, tossed in the back of the van with all the other sproutlets' backpacks, or jostled about while my independent child put the backpack on herself to walk, the trip to school, then sitting in the backpack hanging on the classroom wall for 2 ½ hours, until it's taken out (often turned upside down in the process) & opened by the small child:

Awesome! Everything still in it's own section, even the yogurt with strawberry syrup! Some stuck to the lid but I expected that - and you can see how the silicone seal in the lid did it's job :) 

Birdie's lunch was decorated with elephant picks, and contained yogurt with a drizzle of strawberry syrup,  popcorn, strawberries, & a Clif bar,  which she asked for,  plus red grapes, which I added since she didn't want a vegetable. She's kind of gone off them lately - even baby carrots :(  I baked some carrot muffins for after school snack though, she likes those. 

Stuff I used to pack this lunch: 

Picks shown may not be the same colours as the ones in my lunch, they come in assorted colors, so if you're looking for particular colours, there's an "order comments" section in the checkout process where you can say so - the folks at BentoUSA are awesome and will do their best to honour your request :) 


  1. Wow! I've often wondered how things looked at lunchtime. Very impressed!

    And this is one of the sweetest lunches I have ever seen!

  2. That's pretty good! My Laptop Lunchbox couldn't withstand that treatment with those components. Do you think the Yumbox could hold enough for an adult?

    1. Maybe... it would really depend on appetite and what kind of meal. Each portion holds about 1/2 cup, but the dimensions don't accommodate larger pieces of foods, like full size apple or orange wedges, they fit better cut in half. I've read your blog and I think it could work for you, but you may also want to consider the new Yumbox Panino. The dip well is larger and you could divide the largest section with silicone cups if you did need more separation.


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