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Bucatini bento lunch
Posted By Biggie On June 18, 2007 @ 11:56 am In bento, for kids, lactose free, pasta or noodles, vegetarian | 142 Comments
Contents of preschooler lunch: Orange, cherries, grapes, figs, and cut-up  bucatini with tomato sauce.
Morning prep time: 3 minutes, using leftover sauced bucatini.
Packing: What looks like macaroni here actually started out as long tubes of bucatini, but that’s difficult for a preschooler to eat neatly. To cut it up quickly and neatly, I skipped the knife and cutting board and went right for clean kitchen scissors. After I put the leftover bucatini in the little  nested Thomas the Tank Engine container, I cut it up with the kitchen scissors directly in the container, Korean-style. Very fast and convenient, and Bug was able to then eat this with a little fork. The fruit was all finger food.
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 bucatini : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucatini
 nested Thomas the Tank Engine container: http://lunchinabox.net/2007/06/13/nesting-boxes-chili-con-carne/
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 Need for speed: A mommy’s lunch manifesto: http://lunchinabox.net/2007/04/23/need-for-speed-a-mommys-lunch-manifesto/
 How to pack a bento lunch and use “gap fillers”: http://lunchinabox.net/2007/06/11/guide-to-bento-packing-and-gap-fillers/
 Choosing the right size bento box: http://lunchinabox.net/2007/03/07/guide-to-choosing-the-right-size-bento-box/
 Packed lunch food safety: http://lunchinabox.net/2007/05/08/food-safety-for-packed-lunches-updated/
 Biggieâ€™s list of top speed tips, tutorials and equipment reviews: http://lunchinabox.net/top-tips/
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