Thursday, March 31, 2011

More Bentos

Here are some more bento meals and snacks I have made for the boys this week. I'm having so much fun finding little things to use in them and thinking of fun things to do!

Dinner for Alan one night. Garlic naan bread, chicken cut in strips, bear shaped sticky rice, catsup and corn.

A little snack for Alan. Peanut butter sandwich with bunny cut outs.

A little bento snack for AJ to take to school. Pretzel sticks and mini pepperoni.

This is a lunch a made one day when we had two of AJ's friends over after school so I needed lunch for four kids. Bagel and cream cheese, salami and strawberries. It was a huge hit! The little animal picks I used are from the cake decorating department as are the over sized sprinkles I used for the eyes.

Cheese bunnies with sprinkle eyes sitting on log pretzels.

Dinner for both boys and I think their favorite bento meal so far. Ham, egg and cheese sandwiches with a gingerbread cut out. I cut up Pocky sticks to make the eyes and buttons and a piece of pretzel for the mouth. Pumpkin pie carrots (steamed carrots with butter and pumpkin pie spice) and Bento Crackers, as AJ calls them, finished the meal.

Dinner from last night was mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli and baked ham. I used shredded cheese balled up for the eyes of the face and a round pretzel for the nose.

And finally breakfast this morning. Toast sandwich with gingerbread cut outs with cream cheese and jam. The eyes are circles cut out of cheese using the end of a straw with oversized sprinkles for the centers. I used the same sprinkles for the buttons. And strawberries with animal picks in them.

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1 comment:

Catherine said...

So, so creative! I haven't tried Bento with Hannah yet but I should as she's an adventurous eater and will try anything and making it fun is all the better! A friend gave me a gift of Bento things while I was waiting for Hannah. I thinks it's time to pull them out and get creative!!

Thanks for sharing all your fun ideas with us!