I'm still having trouble getting back in the routine of it as we are quite busy, but I will start taking pictures again tomorrow and posting at least once a week (I might do daily again, but I know I can do weekly).
So, before my computer died, I'd had swagbucks amazon cards saved up and won another one from a bausch & lomb giveaway, so I had not only enough to score Ruthie a wonderful red angry bird costume for under 15 dollars shipped, but it was the perfect time to get... yep... a new bento box!
She had been eating more all summer so it was time.
This is the box that she got
Here is the link - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051U1P58/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
it's a 1.2 quart square box by Omami, so it holds a little over 4 cups. It came with a strap (a really nice one) and TWO lids... the one on the right seals the box to make it leak proof (YAY) and the top lid makes it pretty or you can fit a napkin between the two lids. Naturally, I got it in pink because Ruthie LOVES pink and because this pink matches her embark lunch bag and embark water bottle.
We love this container and it's her favorite one now. to divide it, I got jumbo muffin liners from the dollars pot at target (2 in a pack... I got two packs) and they come all the way to the top of the box and the clear lid seals them and the box... so no worries about packing juicy fruit in this box now!
This is her lunch she took the first day of school in this great box
She had a tuna sandwich, cut in half and stacked, and I used food writing pens to decorate the top one like notebook paper with an A+. She also had green grapes, cucumber, and for a treat, she had some Doritos.
I also tried out putting my round 4 oz glad containers in this box and they fit with their lid AND the sealing lid on over their own lid and then they don't budge, so this box will also work great for snack lunches with things to dip in pb and the pb in a glad container.
Here is another fun lunch she has taken in a different box (it was basically a lunchable)
I used two different sized muffin cups to reflect portion sizing. The jumbo had salad ( that's a pea pod on top and she LOVES them now... yay for adding a new veggie to her diet!), the small one had cut up slices of pepperoni from a big pepperoni stick (so they were thick slices that just had to be cut into chunks) and Kashi Hummis Chips (sea salt and olive oil flavor) In the round glad container is oranges. The container is made by Tupperware, but I don't know the exact name of it.