Shark Bento

Shark Lunch

Awhile ago a friend gave me the idea of making a shark themed lunch. My 8 year old nephew is visiting today so it seemed like a perfect time to make a shark bento. It was very easy to make. The only thing that took some time was cooking rice. If I had frozen rice in my freezer this would have been very fast to make. I experimented with using frozen fruit (blueberries and blackberries) to dye the rice. The winner for this bento was the blueberry rice. Yes it is purple but I liked using a natural dye for the rice.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Ocean: Blueberry rice

Shells: Walnuts

Shark: Wheat peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwich, eye (dried blueberry)

Sharks and Fish: Sharkies Organic Fruit Chews and Pepperidge Farm Goldfish baby

Fruit: Green grapes

Linking to: The Creative HomeAcre Hop!

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32 Responses to Shark Bento

  1. Sheila says:

    Very cute! Your nephew is very lucky having you as his aunt.

  2. mtetar says:

    I like the water/sea/ocean, and it being something to eat is even better. http//projectsbyMtetar.wordpress.com

  3. Anonymous says:

    Nice theme.

  4. bentodays says:

    Love the shark and the colored rice! How did the blueberry rice taste? Interesting as I have never thought of using blueberries to color rice.

    • eclecticlamb says:

      Thank you! I did not try the blueberry rice but I tried the blackberry rice. I found the blackberry rice to be very mild in taste. My nephew liked the blueberry rice. I just threw a few frozen berries into the hot rice and stirred until uniform in color. Then I took out the berries.

  5. Grace says:

    I love your posts so much! they always put a huge smile on my face! Very lucky nephew!

  6. Irene says:

    So cute! You are such a creative food artist.

  7. I love this cute lunch and I am sure my son will love it too:) The blueberry rice looks amazing!

  8. katriel says:

    That is so cute! I love the rice!

  9. shirley says:

    Blue berry rice! amazing!!! Does it have the fruity taste?

    This one is really cute!

  10. What an awesome bento, II’ve never heard of using berries to dye rice – definitely on my to-do list!

  11. Awesome! Love this! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. I need to try that rice. Great idea!

  13. kvjinc says:

    I love your edible creativity.

  14. Anonymous says:

    How fun! Thanks for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you this Sunday at:
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/03/the-creative-homeacre-hop-7.html

  15. KB says:

    Very cute! ๐Ÿ˜€

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