04 January 2008

Bento Crazy

Completely inspired by Lunch in a Box, I went shopping for some Bento supplies at previously mentioned Daiso. The following are the boxes I proudly came home with.

I bought a blue and an orange one of these so I can mix and match the little boxes that fit inside. I like the clear top so you can see the lunch in all it's cuteness even after it's closed up. This is important to Spud too.

This stacking box seems to intrigue Spud the most. Each level carries a whole new surprise. Yesterday, I filled one layer with jello, one with fruit and veg and a heart-shaped egg, and the third tier with crackers and nuts.

I bought this one because I challenged myself to see if I could avoid plastic. This was the only feasible option. It's a bit bigger than we need but if I load it up with little containers it does the trick.

For guidelines on what size the bento box should be, according to sex and age, check out the Lunch in a Box page here.

And these adorable things are bento belts, that hold it all together.

I look forward to posting some more of the goodies I found and some of Spud's lunches too. On his first bento box day he said "that was the best lunch ever ... can I have another best lunch tomorrow?" I'm crazy for it, Spud loves it and his caregiver during lunchtime appears to be loving them as much as we do.

New Skewers
Anything on a Skewer
Bentolicious I
Bentolicious II
Bentolicious III


Biggie @ Lunch in a Box said...

My 3-year-old has some problems putting the three-tier blue one back together as the lids must go on their original containers and must all be stacked back in the original order. You might marking the pieces with stickers, markers, or another tagging system that'll help him if he gets frustrated with it.

Jackie said...

Great tip. Thanks! And thanks for all the inspiration and information on your site. We're having a hoot over here ... bento'ing it up.
: )

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