Thursday, July 25, 2013

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad Bento

So easy and refreshing! A couple of tips: 1) if you pack this for later, make sure you've got a knife to help cut up wedge. 2) you might want some extra dressing. All-in-all this was a very yummy lunch. It was also quick to assemble. Told you I love my Easylunchboxes!

Fresh and Quick Bento Lunch

Another example of me using my Easylunchboxes for serving at home. T-dog (my son) has come to prefer his meals in them Haha!
So here we have the kids' lunches. They've been all about the multi grain cheerios so I went ahead and included some of those. This lunch went pretty well. T was very excited to get to his Easylunchbox. M kept trying to sneak and steal cheerios.
FYI, I love using sprinkles on yogurt. They help to add color to the blander looking foods like yogurt, bananas, and oatmeal. I've seen them added to pb&j too. Additionally, multi grain cheerios tastes amazing with strawberry yogurt. Maybe I'll try a yummy parfait next time.
So hope you were inspired! Be posting soon!

Christmas in July

Still going retro so here are a couple of bento I did for the holiday season. I'm especially in love with my Christmas tree and Santa. But the Hello Kitty also holds a special place in my heart. I have done more Hello Kitty bento but this was my first.
Hope I inspired you or at least made you hungry Lol! Happy Holidays Haha!

Chicken Pasta Salad Bento

Here's one of my more recent and "prettier" bento. It's in a larger container that my mom had sent to me in the mail. I have no idea where she got it from but I love it for it's capacity.
This was a very easy and yummy bento and utilized some of my favorite tools. The panda picks I actually won in a giveaway from
If you are ever at a loss for what to make for your bento, pasta salad is a wonderfully filling filling Haha! Make it any way you like it then add yummy extras like fruit, fresh veggies, trail mix, or anything else! Here, I made my own actually with yogurt covered raisins, dried cranberries, and, pecans. Very yummy and gives you a great energy boost!
That green thing in the back is blanched spinach seasoned and drizzled with soy sauce and rolled into a ball/ cylinder. Homemade pick in it made from washi tape and a bamboo toothpick.
Hope you were inspired! Be posting soon!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Today's Lunch: Chicken Fajita Wrap

I told you, you'd see more posts of my Easylunchboxes! Haha!
Here, we've got a JalapeƱo cheddar tortilla that I laid out, spread with Greek yogurt, and sprinkled with a little salt and pepper. Then I proceeded to evenly layer some Mexican blend shredded cheese over the yogurt. Over that, I neatly arranged fresh spinach leaves so uh at they covered the cheese completely.
And right down the center, I lined up my chicken fajitas. They're out a package and fully cooked (sorry for those of you who only go organic and stuff). I'm sure this is amazing with homemade as well. I do make homemade fajitas BTW. That's for another post.
Anyway, after the chicken, it's fold, tuck, fold, then slice. I think I'll elaborate on that in another post as well.... Haha! Oh the posts to be had!
So with that you can see some snap peas, a baby bell, some blueberries under a couple of strawberries. Under the wrap is a paper cupcake liner that I spread out for added color. It also works to absorb grease if there is any.
This was a very yummy lunch and frankly my son seemed a wee bit jealous. He and his sister pretty much had a simplified version of this PLUS and added mini cinnamon roll! Go figure. Daughter came and stole my blueberries anyway... Le sigh.
Well hope you were inspired! Be posting soon!

Fairly Recent Bento

I don't just bento for going out. I usually just prepare a cute lunch for my kids at home for being home. My daughter gets so excited when she sees me at work, and often sneakily steals some stray morsel that I've left unwatched for 3 seconds. I don't mind such attention as it builds her anticipation for her food and she's usually so excited by the time I serve her, that she's shouting, "Woohoo! Food! Thank you! Thank you, Mommy!" I'll beg for this kind of adulation in about 10 years so I bask in it Haha!
Anyway so here we are. Our lunches. They're packed in Easylunchboxes containers. These particular boxes were purchased from All things for  They can also be bought directly from the company website, or from Amazon. I have to say that they are my favorite bento containers right now. Very handy. Other posts will show my love for them.
Anyhoo, hope you get some inspiration! At least, I hope you're hungry Haha! Be posting soon!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Flashback Bento #2

One of my firsts. I love looking back to see how I've progressed. The fried things are battered and fried fish cake. I remember this being so tasty! Hope you first-timers find some inspiration and maybe some consolation (at least yours is prettier than this... Bleh! Lol) Any questions, ask!
Be posting soon!

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I entered this Giveaway this morning. Been waiting for it and now it's here! Yay! Go ahead and pop in and enter and browse around her blog! She's got the most adorable little bento ever!!! ^_^

Monday, July 22, 2013

My very first bento

Yeah it's not the prettiest, but it marks the beginning of my journey. I made this bento almost 3 years ago while I was pregnant with my daughter. I didn't have many tools to work with. And my mom sent me the box in the mail and I have no idea from where.
Many of my Facebook friends have been watching me through my adventures in bento. Don't worry, it gets better. Lol! But I hope you get some ideas.