If you’re following me on IG or FB, then you’ll know my #PrepSerye posts since Gwen started school. Yes, she’s back to school and I now have a pre-schooler. Unlike the previous years when there are dramas like crying and mommy-don’t-leave-me-here, everything went smooth and stress-free, YES! Well, except for the waking-up part because her class starts at 8 AM, and that’s too early because WE are not morning persons, so all of us are adjusting.
Anyway, for her first day of classes, June 20, I decided to make her baon to make her first day special. I didn’t intend to make her a bento on a daily basis but when I learned that she’s so happy whenever she opens her lunchbox at school, tinuloy-tuloy ko na. When I attended the first Parent-Teacher conference, one of the teachers said, “Mommy, ang cute-cute po ng baon lagi ni Gwen, kayo po gumagawa nun?” Aba, syempre, abot-tenga naman ngiti ko di ba.
I’m a newbie at this bento thing, plus I have no artistic and creative bone. But with the help of Pinterest, I’m slowly learning. So let me share to you what I made for Gwen during the first week. Just 4 snacks kasi madalas silang walang pasok or may activity every Friday.
On her first day, I just made a heart-shaped cheese-on-cheese sandwich and cereals. It’s cream cheese plus a cheese slice on her sandwich. Her school does not allow juices, only Yakult, milk drinks and water.
For Tuesday, because she’s happy with her baon and requested for another surprise baon, ginanahan naman ako. I made sandwich roll-ups with cheese and peanut butter spread. I used strawberry Pocky as sticks to secure the bread. Plus chocolate Knick Knacks.
For Wednesday, she requested Knick Knacks as her baon. But I still wanted to make a sandwich so I made cheese sandwich and added some cookies. Oh, and I bought Nori in the supermarket, level up!
I wanted to include fruits in her bento, the problem is, the only fruit she eats is banana. And finally, I made use of the Lava cake, shaped into an ice cream cone. Nung una kasi, Lava cake lang talaga ang ipapabaon ko araw-araw kaya lang nag-enjoy naman ako sa paggawa ng baon :).
That’s it for Gwen’s baon during her first week in school. After that, I bought some more bento tools in Japan Home and Daiso.
I’ll be sharing more easy snack ideas for newbies like me in the coming weeks. In the meantime, do follow me on IG, @badudets, because I get to share there daily.