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Cute Domo Bento

My kiddo asked “Momma can you make me a animal or fancy bento tomorrow”? I guess that was her way of saying step it up a bit Momma. I used to be more elaborate with my bentos and she would get more attention at lunch and lately though she said she loves them they were not a “fancy” one because she likes animals and faces and such.

To appease the little one today I made her a Cute Domo Bento. So I got up a little extra early and made her this cute bento.

Domo is a hot dog bun … More

Bear Bento Snack

Friday is snack days since elementary only is a half day. I wish I had that when I was in elementary school, not sure what my Mom would say to that.  The half day thing every Friday does hamper when both parents work I am sure.  I am very lucky that I can be a stay home Momma and I am so blessed for it, that is all I wanted to do for my kiddos. I had to work many times and the pressures and guilt was difficult for me. I give my heart out to all those Mommas (and … More

Winter Kitty Bento

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Now that turkey day has passed and kiddo is back in school (she had the week off) its back to bento here!
Kiddo was hoping and praying for a snow day today. But, her wish did not come true. Just really cold and light smattering of snow. This is what inspired my Winter Kitty Bento.

Today is unlike my usual bentos as it is chocked full of gluten products! I know my bentos are usually gluten free but her new allergist wants her to eat gluten today. To test her intolerance. I don’t want to but OK…Hoping all goes well … More

Monkey Business Bento

I love monkeys, because that is one of the nicknames I call my kiddo.  When we are being all cuddly I wisper I love my monkey or when she is all wired I call her my silly monkey, you get the picture.

So with my monkey in need of a bento for lunch I made her Monkey Business Bento. The sammi with monkey face is from a toast press I think at target? I outlined some of it with food markers. Behind the sammi is some leaf baran with some strawberries (cant see), a green monkey thing we got from … More

Fall Bento

Well I am still on the tail end of my cold I thank the Lord above that I have  a bento stash in my freezer. I cannot tell you how easy it makes it to warm something in the oven or micro and pop it in. Makes it so you only have to add some cutie stuff to it to make a cute lunch or  don’t and you still have a great quick meal done.  I always try to make extra of whatever I cook to put in my freezer stash. Then when it is small amounts frozen and packaged … More

Cute Little Piggy Bento

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

Mummy Dog Bento

Everyone has made them, kiddos love them and they are perfect for Halloween… What am I talking of?  Well the wieners wrapped up in a biscuit of course. Too easy to make and even easier to make into MUMMIES.

I have a Halloween cookbook and I have seen these a million times before so I thought why not. Kiddo loves these too. the easy thing is to make sure you leave a “mummy face”  uncovered to add some eyes.  I used regular biscuit cut them in half because I was using mini dogs, kinda roll dough into a log and … More

Lady Bugs & Butterflies Bento

 Cute Lady Bugs & Butterflies Bento today!  I choose this because as my kiddo and I are in the garden weeding and getting ready to plant in a week we are finding ladybugs on the horseradish and rhubarb growing wild and free in the garden. Plus in the yard we are seeing a lot of little “pretties” aka butterflies too.

So to make this bento I steamed some GF bread to make jelly rolls and used the rest to make mini sammis with lady bug baran on top,  above the blue heart separator I used fruit leather to make hearts … More

Bunny Egg Bento

So yet another  cute bunny bento, I know its getting kinda old but my kiddo still loves bunnies so were good.

I have not made any boiled eggs in a while for her with the egg mold so I thought why not, I was making some boiled eggs anyways.  So today’s lunch has a bunny egg bento. I added some brown rice with cucumber flowers. The centers are carrot on all flowers, including the turkey roses. I added a strawberry which by the way are so sweet now! Gotta love the nice weather were getting some great tasting fruit now. … More

Cute Girly Bento

Keeping on the more fancy bento for kiddo, today I made a cute girly bento. I thought what would be more girly than something princess. But, alas my kiddo is not a “princess” type of girl (sorry Disney) she likes the more “brave” movie type of princesses. I do know that she loves animals and what could be better than a cute bear with a princess crown.

I made the princess bear by filling the center of bread with crust cut off, placing another crust-less bread slice on top, then with the aid of plastic wrap formed it into a … More