15 Flower Themed Bento Lunches

Flower Lunches Collage

I love flowers and of course making cute food out of healthy ingredients. Recently I was feeling up to the challenge to make flowers out of savory food. In the 15 meals presented here, I showcase 13 different flowers made from fruit, vegetables, herbs, cheese, and chocolate. Enjoy!

ELB Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley is my favorite flower so I made myself this lunch. To make the Lily of the Valley flowers I put softened cream cheese in a zip-lock bag, snipped off the end, then squeezed out small bits for each flower.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Wild rice, chives, snow peas, cream cheese

Top Right: Green grapes

Bottom Right: Asparagus

Lily of the Valley Bento

Lily of the Valley

In this lunch I made Lily of the Valley flowers out of apple. This lunch was previously published here.

Red White Yellow Tulips

Tulips

I made this lunch for my 15 year old niece to take to school for lunch. When I created the red, white, and yellow tulips I had the Japanese Tulip song in mind.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Red, white and yellow tulips (rice with tomato sauce for red, rice with corn and Parmesan cheese for yellow) on a bed of lettuce

Top Right: Hazelnuts

Bottom Right: Watermelon cut with this cutter

Not Shown: Mini Dippers with olive oil and Trader Joes Pomegranate Vinegar

Tulips in May Day Basket

Tulips

I made this tulip vegetable filled edible basket for my neighbors. It was previously published here.

Daffodil lunch

Daffodil

I came up with the idea of using bell pepper for a daffodil and made this lunch for myself.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Elbow pasta, spinach leaves, yellow and orange bell pepper

Top Right: Strawberries with bee pick

Bottom Right: Pistachio nuts

Rudbeckia lunch

Rudbeckia

Rudbeckia has many common names such as “Brown Eyed Susan”. I made this lunch for my husband from his brown-eyed wife.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwich on wheat bread, cheddar cheese, chocolate chip

Top Right: Raspberries

Bottom Right: Pretzels

Cherry Blossom Lunch

Cherry Blossoms

I made these simple cherry blossoms with cookie cutters and cheese.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Cheddar cheese cherry blossoms (used two sizes of cherry blossom cutters, Wilton Pink Gel Food Color), rice with chopped fresh parsley and lemon juice

Top Right: Raspberries

Bottom Right: Cucumber

Rose Bento Lunch

Rose

I baked this Red Pepper and Cheese muffin in a rose shaped pan. It was previously published here.

Morning Glory Bento

Morning Glories

I made this morning glory lunch for my Mom. I decided to make pink morning glories instead of the traditional blue. Pink morning glories actually do exist and I was told that these edible strawberry cream cheese ones were delicious.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Strawberries

Bottom Left: Brazil nuts

Right Side: Mashed potatoes with cooked broccoli, butter, and shredded cheddar cheese. Morning Glories are strawberry cream cheese and plain cream cheese with spinach leaves.

anthurium bento

Anthurium

I embellished this lunch with an anthurium made out of bell pepper. It was a beautiful and delicious lunch.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Chickpea, Cherry Tomato, and Feta Salad, pumpkin seeds in Mini Dippers

Top Right: Peaches

Bottom Right: Red bell pepper, orange bell pepper

Frog-Bento

Waterlily

I was very pleased with the likeness of this Cheddar cheese and yellow bell pepper waterlily. This lunch was previously published here.

Pansy bento

Pansy

I made this colorful Pansy lunch for my Dad because I wanted it to be potato based and he likes potatoes.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: White potatoes and celery with Italian dressing. The pansy is made out of blue potato and white potato with radish around it.

Top Right: Cashew nuts

Bottom Right: Watermelon

bleeding heart bento

Bleeding Heart

I made this bleeding heart lunch for my Mom. Growing up there were bleeding hearts in my childhood garden. I now have bleeding hearts in my garden.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Spinach rice with celery, beets, and cream cheese

Top Right: Pecans

Bottom Right: Strawberry slices

Plum Tree Bento

Plum Blossoms

I made this plum blossom themed lunch as part of my Japan travel and inspired bento series. It was previously published here.

Sunflower Bento

Sunflower

I made a stencil to make this Sunflower lunch for myself. As usual I put too much on the stencil but it was edible.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Watermelon

Bottom Left: Sunflower seeds

Right Side: Nishiki rice with turmeric and hot paprika

This concludes my flower shaped food creations. Three of my bento making friends have made beautiful savory flowers from food. Please click on the links below to see their amazing food art.

Iris – Kristi from beneficial bento made a gorgeous iris out of potatoes, cheese, sugar snap peas, and black sesame seeds.

Poppy – Grace from Eats Amazing made a beautiful red poppy from a red pepper top and carrot.

Roses – Shirley from Little Miss Bento made stunning roses out of tomatoes.

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10 Responses to 15 Flower Themed Bento Lunches

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow! Looks Great!

  2. Mary Lee says:

    A really ambitious assignment! I especially like your Lilly of the Valley lunch and the Tulip basket that you made your neighbors.

  3. bentodays says:

    These are lovely! My favourite is the lily of the valley bento, that happens to be my favourite flower too!

  4. coconutcraze says:

    Beautiful lunches! Every one a little piece of art! It would be difficult to eat them.

  5. Keitha says:

    Beautiful flower lunches!

  6. Melanie says:

    All of these are too cute.I am constantly amazed at how creative you get with food.
    Thanks for sharing and I’d love it if you’d consider stopping bye and linking up at our link party.
    Thank you and now I’m off to make a boring sandwich for lunch…well maybe not after reading these ideas :)
    -Melanie with Artzy Creations
    http://artzycreations.com/caffeinated-crafters-tuesday-link-up/

  7. These lunches are all so beautiful, I love how you have created so many different flowers! Thank you for the lovely mention too.
    Thank you for linking up at Fun Food Friday!

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