Archive for the ‘Bento’ Category
To separate food in my Bento lunches, I like to use silicone baking cups. I got them at my local grocery store, in the aisle with cooking utensils. I have jumbo and regular sizes, but you can also get minis. Wilton (at craft stores) puts out fun shaped ones.
They were so tiny when I opened up the package!
I sliced carrots into strips and used the cutter on them. Next time, I’ll try slicing rounds and then use the cutter.
So cute! I can’t wait to have fun with flower-shaped veggies in my next Bento lunch. I’ll probably start using a larger variety of veggies. I’ll definitely try the cutters with cucumbers.
This was my first vegan bento.
Clockwise from top left:
- apples (dipped in orange juice to prevent browning)
- brown rice (with lemon juice)
- 3/4 peanut butter and jam sandwich (natural PB, whole grain bread)
- red bell pepper
- raw carrots
I had rice in addition to the bread, because I was trying to have brown rice at lunch and dinner. That’s why I did 3/4 of a sandwich.
I used a combination of large and regular-sized silicone cups. I covered the rice with plastic wrap in case it decided to spill. I really like how the cups are flexible enough to allow me to squeeze things in tightly. I fit the carrots in vertically between the apples and peppers.
This is a pre-vegetarian/vegan bento. I made this before I went Vegan.
I thought it would be fun to try Bento lunch boxes. I would have more variety in my meals, smaller portions, and hopefully more vegetables! In the pictures below, I used the food on the left for lunch and snack, and I split the salad on the right over two days.
- Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Cookbook meatloaf and chickpea sauce
- apple and cheddar chunks on toothpicks
On the right:
- romaine lettuce and shredded cheddar
- deli turkey
- (I planned to add ranch dressing when I ate the salad)
I used the lunch containers I already had at home, instead of Bento boxes. I also used large silicone cups. They’re washable and flexible.