Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My First Bento

Quincee's lunch    
When researching new lunch ideas, I found a bunch of American moms with bento blogs.  I love the bento idea:  healthy, homemade lunches, with less waste.  The focus is on lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, and fun designs that kids enjoy in a small convenient box.  This will work out perfectly for Quincee, who tearfully told me that last year I packed her too much food and she could never eat it all. I just didn't want her to go hungry  :)  Since she was little, Quincee has not really been into food, though she is getting better. 

So today I packed a "nest" of sliced Fri Chik (fake meat we've been eating for years), a fresh mozzerella ball for the little birdie, broccoli trees, corn off the cob, 2 small heart jelly sandwiches, and tapioca pudding.   

I packed a similar lunch for Tillee at the same time, even though I am off work today.  This saves time and cleanup duty later.  She wanted a lunch in the new EasyLunchBox that I found at EasyLunchBox.com. 

Quincee is very excited about the bento lunch, and enjoys going to blogs where they post lots of bento ideas/lunches they have made their children.  Mine is definitely a beginner bento, but it was fun putting it together!



  1. Two slick ideas, Lacee! One, the whole bento thing and two, that you made one for Tillee, too. You can fix me bento, too. :)

  2. What an adorable and healthy idea!! I love the mozzarella ball birdie that you made for Peeps :)