Beyond The Lunchbox: Bento Box

I’ve recently discovered the bento box craze. No, we do not have one as my daughter isn’t old enough to eat lunch at school. But if she did, boy oh boy would we be having fun! (On a side note, I did make my own little version for Valentine’s Day yesterday that I’ll share). I don’t know if providing fun shaped food in lunches actually makes the kids eat healthier, but it must be exciting for them to open their box every day to see what’s inside. And their friends must be equally as curious too. Would this make us the coolest moms in the lunchroom?

I’ve picked out some fun websites that feature bento lunches to inspire you. Even if you don’t go crazy, they are fun to do now and again to add a little kick to the day. Enjoy!

This is the heart/pink inspired lunch I made for my daughter yesterday. It features a peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwich cut out with a heart cookie cutter, strawberry fruit leather cut out with a small heart cookie cutter, pink cup with strawberry yogurt drink and a heart straw and raspberries. She was very excited about it!

As you’ll be able to see, I’m quite the novice when compared to these ladies!

From KookyCulinary a butterfly inspired bento

Dinosaurs from BentoLunch

Winter bento at JustBento

School of Fish and Peas in a Pod from BentoFun

Three witches (Halloween) bento from Another Lunch

All these sites have great information on how to get started, tutorials, shops, tips, tricks (food marker) and much more should you want to join the bento revo(lution)! Good luck.

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