Frozen bento fillers

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I take my lunch to work and most days I take a large salad. I love salad. My son, on the other hand, is two and is not a bit fan of raw vegetables. Lunch making takes a bit longer since I have to cater to his twoness. When I moved a few weeks ago, I picked up some frozen veggie side dishes to use for the first couple of days. They came frozen in individual muffin cups, perfect for his bento box. I thought it was a great idea decided to give it a try.

In the picture is leftovers from a quick side dish I made with spinach, tomato and canned tuna. I decided to freeze leftovers instead of making a whole batch of something to freeze. Who wants to have the same side dish for three weeks? I picked up some reusable muffin cups at the local supermarket and have been using those. I’ll soon have quite the collection going. The best part is that since it is summer, I don’t even need to thaw them before I put them in his lunch. It’s over thirty degrees everyday, they’ll be thawed before he gets to school…

Do you freeze small quantities of food for lunches? Please leave a comment below with what you freeze. I’d love to see all of your ideas.

8 comments… add one

  • You always have the best ideas. I am so nervous about when I have to start preparing bentos. I think I will keep Max in Hoikuen for as long as possible just to avoid it.
    <-bad Mummy

  • You always have the best ideas. I am so nervous about when I have to start preparing bentos. I think I will keep Max in Hoikuen for as long as possible just to avoid it.
    <-bad Mummy

  • Kirsty Girl

    @Tracey – ha, ha, ha

  • Kirsty Girl

    @Tracey – ha, ha, ha

  • Kathryn

    I freeze hijiki, mashed pumpkin (I use a small ice cream scoop to put it in mini muffin liners) sauteed spinach with grated corn and carrots (all the colors in one go) and meatballs.

    • Kirsty Girl

      Mashed pumpkin is a great idea. I will have to try it.

  • Kathryn

    I freeze hijiki, mashed pumpkin (I use a small ice cream scoop to put it in mini muffin liners) sauteed spinach with grated corn and carrots (all the colors in one go) and meatballs.

    • Kirsty Girl

      Mashed pumpkin is a great idea. I will have to try it.

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