What goes into a bento box? Oh, the possibilities are endless! I try to do themes. I'll present them here for others to gawk at and be inspired by. At the least you can say "OOH" and "AAH" and be amazed that I have too much time in the mornings for my children and obviously should never complain about lack of sleep. Its cool.
Here's a few lunches I've put together for my girls in the past:
Jello, Wheat Thin crackers, pepperonis, cheese stick, oreos and pickles. With picks. Picks are most important in Bento world. And they must be cute. Don't use plain toothpicks. That's not trendy.
Lunchable style -- turkey, cheese and crackers. But see, I cut the turkey into stars. So its trendy. Kids like stars. Peanut and Bean won't eat turkey sandwiches. But make it some stars and put it with crackers and BOOYAH! Instant lovable lunch.
Healthy is fun. Sliced apples with peanut butter, rice, edamame and soy sauce. Yum. And a smiley face. Cuteness wins.
Valentines bento. Holidays are important and must be celebrated inside the children's lunch. Heart sandwich with Nutella, heart marshmallows, strawberries and cute little Teddy crackers.
These are simple and the kids eat things they wouldn't otherwise eat. Imagine that. Those Japanese are so, so clever. And trendy. Mustn't forget trendy.