I've been doing bento boxes for my son recently. I do it for me as much as I do it for him. Bento boxes come from Japan and are a lovely way of presenting a meal to go. They can be as simple or as fancy as the bento maker wishes. I like making bento-style lunches because it is a way to keep myself interested in making lunch. The packing can be just as boring as the eating if lunches become routine.
I got to sample products from Annie's Homegrown, Honest Kids, Rudi's Bakery, and Applegate. I already liked these companies so I was thrilled to sample them. Coupons are available at the Rock The Lunchbox site. Coupons are good.
Influenster sent me a lovely packet of coupons so I could go and pick the flavors and types I wanted.
I picked good flavors and types.
I bought a house favorite with the Annie's Extra Cheesy Cheddar Bunnies. I have to hide them because these go fast in our house. We bought these before sampling and we will continue to buy them. :-) The Extra Cheesy Cheddar Bunnies have a nice rich cheddar flavor and a good crunch. If you like Goldfish, you will also like Annie's Bunnies. Personally, we prefer Annie's.
Another brand that we use regularly in our house is Applegate. This was the first time trying the Half Time packs.
I really like these. Sometimes, it is nice not to have to pack a lunch. My son thinks these boxes are a treat and they make my day little easier.
So, a friend of mine was planning a last-minute trip to Disney World and wanted my input. After rescheduling twice, she called me for a quick get-together at Starbucks. Between her questions and my liking to talk at people, we were there for three hours. Thinking I would get something to eat at Starbucks, I didn't, and thinking that I would get home in time to start dinner and eat lunch, I didn't, I was starving by the time I left. Luckily, I had purchased, and put in the cooler bag, one of the Applegate Half Time packs.
I had a great and healthy snack. The turkey and crackers were tasty. The non-colored cheese was good. My son ate the yogurt and gummies. He liked both and enjoyed the games on the box on the way to his doctor's appointment.
The Applegate Half Time packs come with games and fun stuff.
The Boy also drank one of the Honest Kids drinks. He doesn't like the grape, he prefers the lemonade. I like the grape because it is a nice light fruit drink.
The Udi's bread was used for sandwiches. We kinda found it dry. I used it to make French Toast and everyone in the family loved it. Make French Toast with the Udi's Cinnamon Raisin.
|Annie's Crackers||#RockTheLunchbox||@annieshomegrown||Annie's Homegrown|
|Honest Kids||#RockTheLunchbox||@HonestTea||Honest Tea|
|Rudi's Bakery Bread||#RockTheLunchbox||@rudisorganic||Rudi's Organic Bakery|
|Applegate HALF TIME||#RockTheLunchbox||@Applegate||Applegate|
|Annie's Frozen Snacks||#AnniesHomegrown||@annieshomegrown||Annie's Homegrown|
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