I remember when I first came across these, it was actually through a friend of mine, Eden, who had the cutest boxes and lunches. At the time my kids were in public school and I wanted to start doing the same, but then never got around to them.
Now, they are homeschooled, and even though I don't have to send lunches to school, I STILL have to prepare lunch everyday and I am now a huge fan of Bento Boxes.
A few weeks ago, I was sent a package from California Ripe Olives to promote healthy lunches as well as incorporating olives into a Bento Creation!
I'm always up for a challenge, especially if it includes cooking, and this one is right up my alley. WE are an olive loving family.
How adorable are those little cutters???
But back to olives, I use them all the time, in dishes, in pizza, in sandwiches, to decorate etc. Remember my Sloppy Joe Bun Buggies?
Not only are olives delicious but they're so versatile in the kitchen. I always have them on hand, funny enough my favorite kind of black olives are the California Olives, so this was a special treat for me :)
A little more about California Ripe Olives???
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The wonderful bento box I was sent, is from Laptop Lunches and I love all the little compartments.
Makes packing lunches so much easier. I even use it for my husband's lunches. That tiny little one is great for salad dressing.
So, want to see what my bento lunch box usually looks like???? I may change some of the ingredients in there, but this is mostly what I like packing for the kids.
Sliced oranges, or apples or any other fruit I have on hand. Sandwich wraps are always a hit around here. A simple salad and in this case, some spider deviled eggs.
Wraps don't have to be complicated, I add deli meat, cheese, lettuce, mayo or ranch, tomatoes and olives. Always have the olives in there.
And those little spider deviled eggs? Perfect for a treat, but also for Halloween right? Nothing to it, just deviled eggs, then half of an olive for the main body and the legs are made of thinly or thickly sliced olives.
I could eat olives all day long. Matter of fact, I have to control myself or I'll eat the whole can.
So tell me, do you do Bento Box lunches?
Do you like olives, or more specifically have you ever tried the California Olives?
California Ripe Olives is giving away a similar kit to a winner. If you want to learn more about them, be sure to check out their facebook page.
To enter this giveaway:
- Leave a comment and let me know what your favorite kid lunches are?
Contest will run until Friday morning. Feel free to share with your friends if you think they would be interested in winning a Bento Box California Ripe Olives Kit.
I was provided with a California Ripe Olives prize pack to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.