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Love U Bento

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

Bunny Garden Bento

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

Cute Elephant Bento

Cute Elephant Bento was the decision for today’s bento because my kiddo and I have this “thing” for elephants. 

Dumbo is the main reason we started to love them.  The way that Dumbo’s Momma Jumbo puts her trunk around little Dumbo and swings him. Ever since she was a baby I used to hum the song from Dumbo to her and rock her, still to this day when she is sick or just needs a little lovin’ from Momma, I hold her and hum the song. I cant watch the movie that scene without getting all misty, oh my and … More

Bear in Love Bento

Here is my “valentine” type bento I made today for my kiddo. She had so much going on yesterday I could not make a bento for her on the real Valentines Day.

This one I call Bear in Love Bento because she is so cute and I added heart picks with carrot flowers around her. Cute Bear is made of a steamed BBQ Pork bun which my kiddo LOVES, fruit roll up (all natural fruit) flowers, baby corn, strawberries, blackberries, and if you can believe it brussel sprouts. That was request the other day when we were discussing our favorite … More

Lucky Bento

Well I am late on posting anything, last week was crazy here with kiddos not feeling well and appointments. I am just now making her a quick bento for St Patrick’s Day. Better late than never. 

I call this one Lucky Bento, because I was lucky to find this box at a resale shop for CHEEP! it was like new!  I am always on the lookout for stuff I can use for bento and you never know when a find will pop up!

I had to quick put this one together for St Patty’s Day and with my brain in … More

Fun Food Bento 2

My kiddo loves anything meat and cheese. She struggles with the desire to be a vegetarian but this past few weeks she is all meat all the time.  She LOVES sandwiches.  I admit to my love of all things bread so I must have somehow passed on that gene ;P

So she also loves anime, so I made her face in a sandwich for her bento today. My Happy Kiddo Bento….

It is two round cut out pieces of bread with a face on top of cheese face, mouth,and bow. Salami hair, nori eyes.  I also told her she needs … More

Birthday Bento

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Saturday is kiddos birthday.  My baby turns 11 (insert huge SIGH).  She is getting a birthday bento early at school because today they are celebrating it. She gets it a bit early because for one  the real day is Saturday and secondly there is no school this Friday because of testing.

I know before you start to think oh there are marshmallows in this, not healthy!  I just want to say that I hardly ever put sweets in her bento lunches. This of course is a special Birthday Bento, so rules are no longer applying.  Anything in moderation is fine, … More

Biscuit Animal Bento

Biscuit Animal Bento was so quick and easy using store bought biscuits in a roll. My little “bunny” got slightly over cooked as I was in the other room when timer went off.  The other biscuits I made did not over-brown cause I was more watchful.  Oh well my kiddo will still eat it and love it at least he wasn’t burnt, LOL.

So biscuit bunny’s face was drawn in with Wilton food marker (one application that actually worked out fine – see my review on food markers at:    http://mommasays.net/1015/product-review…e-food-markers   )

Under biscuit bunny is a flower biscuit, some spinach … More

Bunny in Love Bento

This bento was made because not only was it just Valentine’s Day but we just returned from a beautiful wedding!  So I am all inspired and in love… GUSH GUSH GUSH…

In my Bunny in Love Bento I made a bunny out of my favorite quick sticky rice (Annie Chuns brand). I sprayed her nose pink with food coloring spray (Wilton), added nori eyes on top of black food gel that looked yucky so I covered it, Swiss cheese for the lacy wedding veil and pick hearts to decorate her. In the cups I have some kiwi and strawbery hearts, … More

Heart Sausage Bento

I am posting some bentos that I made the last 2 weeks my kiddo had school but due to moving I never had a chance to post.

This one is the first time I think I used sausage to make  a heart.  It is simpler than you can think. Just get a small sausage cooked. then cut on the diagonal then flip the ends matching the longer point of the diagonal cut and use either a piece of uncooked spaghetti or a cute food pick if your kiddo is old enough and put the halves together. If using pick or … More