Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bento Does It

So if you've seen my other blog, you may have learned about my new way of making lunch for Ethan.

I learned about it from, one of my favorite blogs.

The style is called bento, and it's a Japanese way of packing lunches to eliminate garbage.'s cute!! :)

The very first bento I ever did! It's got grapes with a fruit leather airplane, rolled turkey slice, carrot 'coins' with another fruit leather airplane, and tiny cookies. The other side has pasta with ranch and cheese airplanes and diamonds. :)

Second bento!! :) I am so pleased with how the apple turned out...the first time I'd ever made the checkerboard apple! There are mixed veggies, dinosaur shaped pb&j, and animal crackers.

This one is not quite as cute...I was going for a 'make-your-own-Lunchable' type deal...cheese triangles, turkey squares, green beans, and pineapple on sword picks with sprinkles. Then there's Ritz crackers, pickle circles on sword picks, and tiny cookies.

I liked this one! :) Goldfish, salami on sword picks, and a pickle. Then Toy Story 3 mac n cheese (boy am I glad Ethan doesn't mind some leftovers in his lunch! LOL!) and his name cut out of fruit leather.

My favorite one so far!! I was going for a theme on this one...ABCs and 123s! We have O shaped cookies, Scrabble Jr. Cheez-Its, celery bites (they looked like Cs to me!), and salami letters and numbers. The other side has ABCs and 123s Spaghettio's and ABC and 124 cheese. :)

It's helped me pack healthier lunches for Ethan, and it's sort of a hobby now. HA! It's addicting. :)


Youngbull Family said...

You're the COOLEST mom!

Kari said...

This is the funnest thing I have seen. It gets me excited about school lunch. What kind of boxes are you using?

The Harper Family said...

Aw, thanks, Kristin!! :)

Kari, the box in this pic is called Sassy On the Go Feeding Set.

I got my two at Target. I think they were about $6. I also have another that I just got in the mail that I bought on - straight from Japan! :)

The Jewett Family said...

How fun!!!! I love your awesome ideas!! I think I could get Taia to try new foods this way! Think I'll have to go get some!

The Harper Family said...

Lori, definitely check out! She is awesome! She's also on Facebook! :)

Em said...

This is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!