Friday, January 9, 2009

Bento Box Lunches

For the past year or so, my dd has been interested in Bento Box style lunches. We've read various books about Bento boxes and she had made up her own boxes using disposable plastic containers.

For Christmas she received her very own, bright pink, Bento Box. The lunchbox is flat and is called a "Laptop Lunch Box" b/c it it kind of reminds you of a little laptop - albeit bright pink. I think it cost about $28 (included shipping) and there was also a little book that came with it (which was rather d.

The inside is divided up and has small containers that all fit in nicely and some of the containers have lids. The box also contains a small fork and spoon.

My daughter loves it.

She's homeschooled so she generally eats lunch at home - but that doesn't stop her from making her little Bento Box lunches. Here is the one she made for herself today.

It has a quartered orange, peanut butter sandwich, cheese/pepperoni "kabobs", and grated carrot (to be eaten with a fork or spoon - she loves carrots) and the tiniest container (which can be used to hold something like salad dressing) which housed a mixture of micro-mini marshmallows and chocolate chips). Yesterday she had some apple slices cut up to look like rabbits.

Now if only I could get the boy interested in Bento and then I wouldn't have to make lunches for him either :)

The whole Bento thing is very fascinating to me as well - and I think if I worked outside the home, I'd be tempted to buy myself one just like it (though maybe not in bright pink!). Problem is it does take a bit of work - though depends on how fancy you want your lunch to be. Here are some cool Bentos on Flickr.


CanadianGrandma said...

So a Bento Box is a lunch box...cute! I wonder whether dd will continue to enjoy making her own lunch when she is older!

Heather said...

My kids LOVE making Bentos!

Our Crew said...

This is so cute!

Mom2fur said...

That is so cute! I sure wish I still had littles. I'd totally have to get that for my daughter. Heck, maybe I'll think about it anyway. She's 24, but she could pack her Weight Watcher's lunch in it for work, LOL! Bento lunches are just too adorable.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love those clementine crates!

marzipanmom said...

Is there a way to keep items cold in your Bento box or do you need to refrigerate it?

Aunt Spicy said...

I think I need that lunchbox for myself!

Edi said...

It does need to be put in the fridge or you can buy an insulated carrying case to go with it.