A Year of Bento Lunches

a-year-of-bento-lunches

Happy New Year! One of my nieces came up with the idea to create a themed bento lunch for each month of the year. The beginning of a new year seems like the perfect time to share this set. Enjoy!

january-snowman-bento-lunch

January

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Snowman – Cheddar mashed potatoes, Hat – pumpernickel bread, Nose and Scarf – carrot, Eyes, mouth, and buttons – black olives, broccoli 

Top Right: Green Peas

Bottom Right: Hazelnuts

february-taco-salad-bento-lunch

February

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Heart Taco Salad – lettuce, taco cheese blend, salsa heart, black beans (under lettuce)

Top Right: Strawberries

Bottom Right: Greek yogurt with heart strawberry

Above the Box: Mini tortilla chips

march-pasta-bento-lunch

March

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Tricolor pasta, olive oil, garlic powder, bell pepper

Top Right: Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Bottom Right: Orange slices

april-bento-lunch

April

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Umbrella – wheat bread, peanut butter, snow pea, Sky – tortilla, peanut butter, food coloring marker details

Top Right: Flowers – watermelon (cookie cutter) with dried blueberry centers held on with small pieces of spaghetti

Bottom Right: Flower cucumber (cookie cutters)

may-flower-pizza-lunch

May

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Flowers – homemade pizza (cookie cutter) with tomato sauce, mozzarella, Cheddar cheese, olives

Top Right: Peanuts

Bottom Right: Mini sweet pepper rings

june-graduation-sandwich-bento-lunch

June

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Graduation Cap – pumpernickel bread with spinach details, spinach

Top Right: Brazil nuts

Bottom Right: Diploma – tortilla rolled up with Nutella, grapes

july-rice-stars-bento-lunch

July

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Stars – hot Nishiki rice mixed with corn or peas and packed into a star cookie cutter by pushing down with plastic wrap then carefully remove the cookie cutter, lettuce

Top Right: Cheddar cheese stars (cookie cutter)

Bottom Right: Grapes

august-sun-muffins-bento-lunch

August

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Mango muffins

Top Right: String beans

Bottom Right: Sun – mango, mango Greek yogurt

september-apple-bento-lunch

September

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Apple Tree – oakleaf lettuce, cherry tomatoes, baked tortilla, romaine lettuce

Top Right: Walnuts

Bottom Right: Snow peas

Above the Box: Apple

october-pumpkin-bento-lunch

October

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Pumpkin rice – cook rice in vegetable broth, add some pumpkin puree, pumpkin shape cinnamon (stencil)

Top Right: Pumpkin seeds

Bottom Right: Crinkle cut carrots

november-falling-leaves-bento-lunch

November

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Falling leaves – paint with food coloring on a cheese quesadilla

Top Right: Applesauce with cinnamon

Bottom Right: Pretzel sticks

december-birthday-bento-lunch

December

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Pretzel twists, lettuce

Top Right: Strawberries

Bottom Right: Candle – confectionery sugar (stencil), brownie

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2 Responses to A Year of Bento Lunches

  1. Mary Lee says:

    A fun theme!!

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