I was recently just moping in my head how my kiddos are growing up to fast and I miss the “baby years”. I am sure as many Momma’s out there do also ( insert big SIGH). I love that my kiddo is still good with being my “baby” since she is the last one. I also love that she is in no way pushing to grow up quickly! Unlike my first born she was gearing to be a teen and now a teen gearing for adulthood, much to quickly for ol’ Momma to catch up or try to slow her … More
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I am striving to make sure kiddo is not eating anything with dyes now in her lunches. This along with diary free and GF I was thinking is a uphill battle, but with just bumping up more of her favs plus I seriously don’t use food coloring a lot I think I am doing well. I also decided to use brown rice whenever possible instead of white to bump up her fiber. So you may notice as I use more rice lately in my bentos I have used sticky rice but now brown and believe it or not she actually … More
Bunny Garden Bento today is for the love of all that is BUNNIES! We went to the mall over the weekend and walked into the pet store and they had the cutest little bunnies!!! We had a bunnies before and my kiddo loved that little bunny so much and misses her bunny terribly. So in honor of the beloved furry friend I made Bunny Garden Bento. It is also my first attempt at a sandwich ball.
You take a piece of bread and fill the center put that into plastic film sheet or baggie and smush into a round shape. … More
So inspired by new Pokemon stuff and how Pikachu is just too darn cute, I made this Cute Pokemon Bento today. I have a Pikachu rice mold that helped make the cute brown rice Pika.
Pikachu face details are made of nori and dairy free and gluten free cheese and his cheeks are made of meat (oops durring the shoot, one cheek moved). Next … More
Easter is over, but still have the eggs to got to put them to good use! So my Easter Chick Bento. The cute little chicks are made with the egg, with nori eyes and cheese beak also cheese wings. The chicks are sitting in a nest of GF pasta mixed with raw spinach and mozzarella & parmesean cheese. The nest has cheese flowers on it painfully painted with food markers (hate them, but use them). Next to nest is some polish sausage cut into flowers, all natural fruit roll up type dried fruit shaped into flowers (on top of more … More
This was easily made with the help of little silicon cups with bear ears. I filled them with rice added some face detail with nori and done! I added some carrots cut into flowers, turkey flower roll, dried fruit sticks, green pea pods, cherry tomato, baby apple, gapes and a little fancy lettuce. Added some color to this kinda bland bento with the help of flower silicon dividers and a small panda food divider.
I dont think this is my best bento but it was … More
I quickly baked up some Simply Smart chicken chunks (Perdue brand sells GF too!) I had them from the night before and my kiddo said to me “Mom, these nuggets are real chicken and YUMMY” so I guess for a quick meal I will be buying this brand again. I found them in the cold food section of the store near lunch meats, so they are not frozen. She liked that they were not minced chicken meat but real chicken pieces. I liked … More
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish…. I made this fishy Dr Seuss Bento in honor of the man because it is his Birthday on March 2 and the kiddos celebrate it at school! So I will be trying today and next week to give justice to the man who made not only me and my kiddos childhood a little brighter by his writing but the whole world!
Not to long ago when the movie The Lorax came out I also made a Seuss Bento for my kiddo. You can check that one out here http://mommasays.net/1843/the-lorax-bento/ .
For this … More
I named this bento Love U Bento because not just the obvious love I have for my kiddo, yes the main reason. But, I love what bento making has done for my family. Bento has helped my kiddo feel good about her lunches and better about any diet restrictions I have for her. From GF to now lactose free foods, bento has made lunch exciting so that she feels she has the best lunches and doesn’t miss out at all compared to her friends or what the school is hashing out that day.
Yes bento takes a few extra moments … More