I know a lot of daycares provide lunches, but as a vegetarian, I was really happy to find out the school we sent Little Pea to doesn’t—no worrying about things getting awkward when she can’t eat the hot dogs or bologna or whatever other meaty things they’re serving up.
On a shallow note, I was also kind of happy about making Little Pea’s lunches because it gave me an excuse to buy fun lunch gear. Yes, I admit it! Her school provides plates, napkins, cups and silverware, so I didn’t need to buy those, but I did need to purchase a lunchbox and containers that she would, ideally, be able to open herself after some practice. This is what I ended up buying:
Have you tried to find a lunchbox that accommodates a bento box and is insulated too? it’s pretty hard! I found so many adorable lunch boxes and bags, but they’d all tip the bentos sideways, which would be no bueno. This lunch bag isn’t so adorable, but it’s designed to tote bento boxes and it has 2 compartments, perfect for sending something cold in one compartment and warm in the other.