Everyday Bento

Everyday Bento

50 Cute and Yummy Lunches to Go

eBook - 2014
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"Your kids will look forward to lunch every single day with the delightful collection of recipes in Everyday Bento! The bento food movement teaches us that foods can be attractive, nutritious, fun and delicious all at the same time. Kids love to try foods that bring a smile to their faces, and will often eat things they wouldn't otherwise try. For example, they'll love an adorable bear cub made from brown bread, peanut butter and jelly nestled on a bed of blueberries. Cut watermelon into hearts, and tuck them next to a ham sandwich shaped like ballet slippers for your budding ballerina. Create building bricks from healthy cheese, carrots and cucumbers--or a hot dog octopus, swimming across a sea of cucumber. Picky eaters or not, they'll try it! Wendy Thorpe Copley writes the popular bento blog Wendolonia, which takes the traditional Japanese concept of bento--a single meal packed at home in a reusable container--and Americanizes it. Using simple ingredients found in any grocery store, Wendy creates entertaining meals that are sure to delight even the most finicky eater. Some of the fun and easy bento creations here include: Princess Bento Rock and Roll Bento Snowman Bento Butterfly Bento Farm Yard Animals Bento Besides being great fun to look at, bento lunches are a healthy way to enjoy food while keeping portions in check. Freshly-prepared lunches packed in portable, reusable boxes are also kind to the environment and easy on the wallet--very important in today's economy. Everyday Bento teaches you a few simple techniques to make creative lunches, all in a reasonable time-frame for busy working parents. The 50 bento meals in this cookbook feature familiar foods with fun themes that will appeal to children and adults alike. Follow the easy step-by-step instructions to recreate each bento box, or mix and match different elements from the book to make your own unique creations. Make lunch fun again with Everyday Bento!"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, 2014
ISBN: 9781462912933
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Apr 24, 2018

I "Bento" quite a bit. I don't go crazy on the decorations, and use any container that works for me-from cheapo sterlite and rubbermaid and silicone cupcake liners to more expensive official bento containers and all the cute dividers. What I really appreciate with books like these are the recipes and the food combination ideas. This book has some interesting combinations and ideas that keep the kids from getting bored at lunch time. I like it!

Sep 08, 2016

Pretty but not practical.

May 05, 2016

This woman has wayyyyy too much time on her hands. It's not only deeply unrealistic, it is insulting to all overworked mothers everywhere. The pictures are pretty, however.

Sep 13, 2014

very cute but no way am I spending $25-$100 on a bento box plus $10-$20 for dividers + $10-$20 for hard boiled egg moulds, picks, etc.

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