This year I wanted to buy my girls ‘Bento’ boxes for their school lunches.
My goal is to try to make some of their lunches a little more interesting.
(not the usual pb&j).
Most of the ‘Bento’ type boxes I searched for were pretty expensive.
Then my oldest daughter, Abby, told me about a lunch box her best friend Jordyn had.
(side note: I originally did not mention my daughters’ names until ‘Abby’ read this and said…
“Oh yay! I’m on your blog! Except, you need to tell them our names, mom!” ;)
I talked to Jordyn’s mom (who is also my friend–thanks again for your edit Abby)
and she told me she got them at Safeway.
They were made by Sistema. And the best part is they were only $6.99!
I saw this recipe from Hispanic Kitchen for mini tacos.
My kids love tacos and I thought they would really like them at school.
What you need to make the mini taco shells:
Circle Shape (about 4 inches) – I used my apple wedge slicer!
Muffin Tin Pan
How to Make:
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Take three tortillas at a time.
Wrap them in wet paper towels and microwave them for 30 seconds to get them soft.
Put your circle cutter on a tortilla and cut around it with a knife.
I was able to cut two circles out of each tortilla. (see step by step here)
Place your circle tortillas in your muffin tin. I sprayed them with a little Pam.
Put them in the oven at 350 for about 10 to 15 minutes.
When they come out they are cute mini taco shells.
Add some taco meat, your child’s favorite toppings (my girls like them plain jane) and that’s it!
My oldest daughter (9) said she was able to warm her taco meat in her classroom.
I guess her teacher has a microwave they can use? Who knew?
But, she would probably eat them cold too because she loves tacos.
You could also put the taco meat in a thermos to keep it warm.
My younger daughter, Ella, was a little unsure of trying to make them at school (she’s only six).
She said she wanted to eat them though. Right after I made them.
So, at 8:00 at night, right before bed, she ate up two mini tacos.
Then she begged to have them for dinner again soon!
These lunch boxes are perfect for this kind of lunch.
I also like to put notes in their lunches.
There are a lot of free printables for jokes and other lunch notes.
Like these from Sprik Space ….
If you can’t read the note below it says….
Who invented fractions???
Henry the 1/4 ;)
Sprik Space has four weeks of lunch jokes you can print off.
Click here to see them all.
Your kids will be laughing merrily as they eat their mini tacos.