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Cinderella Lunch

Not long ago I received this glass slipper pick from a friend so of course I had to make a Cinderella themed meal. I served it to my niece. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Homemade bread – I shaped the roll … Continue reading

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Broccoli Dollar for Lunch

I had a dollar symbol cookie cutter so I decided to try it with broccoli. It is not very clear but this simple lunch was satisfying to eat. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Nishiki rice with cooked broccoli (used a cookie … Continue reading

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5 Vegetable Stuffed Shells Recipes

If you are on a quest to add more vegetables to your diet or just want to try something new – here are 5 recipes. Pumpkin Stuffed Shells with Cheddar Sauce, Eggplant Stuffed Shells, Peanut Veggie Stuffed Shells, Veggie Stuffed … Continue reading

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Mickey Mouse Themed Food

I often eat dinner at my friend’s house with her family so I thought it was about time I made food for them. I invited them for lunch and made the parents and kids Mickey and Minnie Mouse themed food. … Continue reading

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Happy Snail Bento Lunch

I had fun making and eating this Happy Snail lunch. The snail is mashed potato with these eye picks and spinach details. I used a cookie cutter from the Ikea Woodland set to make the snail shape. Since I don’t … Continue reading

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Bear in the Woods Bento Lunch

I had these bear cookie cutters and decided to use them with rice. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top: Cooked Nishiki rice, soy sauce, food coloring (face details), broccoli, carrot Bottom Left: Blueberries, melon Bottom Right: Post Great Grains Bar Undone Granola Snack … Continue reading

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6 Saint Patrick’s Day Lunches

Last year I shared 7 St. Patrick’s Day lunches including some old ones. This year I created new cute food for St. Patrick’s Day. I love making cute shaped food for any holiday or occasion. This food includes a shamrock, Claddagh … Continue reading

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Two Savory Chocolate Lunches

I wanted to try to use chocolate in savory dishes instead of sweet. Today I have two lunches that include savory chocolate. In the first meal I used a cocoa chili rub on top of homemade bread. It had a … Continue reading

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Happy Groundhog Day

Happy Groundhog Day! I made this meal for my husband to heat up (in the microwave) for dinner on a night that he came home late. He loves sauteed mushrooms. I choose applesauce as the fruit because he likes it … Continue reading

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Aquarius Bento Lunch

This year I am planning to make each of the Zodiac symbols into a lunch somehow. Since it is January I am starting with Aquarius. I made a paper stencil and sprinkled hot paprika over my quinoa that is mixed … Continue reading

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Penguin Awareness Day Pizza Lunch

Today I have penguin pizza in honor of Penguin Awareness Day. Over a year ago I tried to make penguin pizza with sliced olives but I did not like how it turned out. The olives shrunk and slipped. This time … Continue reading

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Mermaid Bento Lunch with Templates

I considered making a mermaid bento for a long time. Today I finally have one to share. I made her out of Cheddar cheese. She is a bit strange looking but I like her. I am sharing templates in-case you … Continue reading

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Deer in Snow Covered Woods Bento Lunch

I love using these deer cookie cutters I bought in Japan last year. The cookie cutters and the idea of snow covered trees was the inspiration for this lunch. Container: LunchBots Trio Top Left: Tortilla deer browned in a frying … Continue reading

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Bagel Doughnut Lunch

My 10 year old nephew loves bagels and chocolate so he requested this bagel lunch that looks like a doughnut. I melted some chocolate chips in the microwave and spread it on top of the bagel. He helped by adding … Continue reading

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350 Calorie Meal Ideas

These meals can be enjoyed for breakfast or anytime. Most of these were packed for a meal on the go and many are easy to put together. (The calories in these meals range from 240 calories to 373.5 calories). The … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2015 Lunch

Happy New Year! Today I have a simple cheese quesadilla meal. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Cheese quesadilla with 2015 cut out with small cookie cutters Top Right: Green olives with pimentos on frilly toothpicks Bottom Right: Celery with bourbon blue … Continue reading

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Top 14 Bento of 2014

Keeping with tradition I am happy to share my favorite bento from the year. It was difficult picking only 14. Momotaro (Peach Boy) story I made this lunch as part of a series of Japan travel photos and bento I … Continue reading

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Ho Ho Ho Holiday Bento Blog Hop

Today I am joining some Bento Bloggers and Friends on a Holiday themed bento blog hop. Since we already had quite a bit of snow this year, I ended up with a Frosty themed lunch and snack. My 10 year … Continue reading

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Hanukkah Shield Lunch

I am not Jewish but I have an appreciation and interest in world cultures and religions. I made these Hanukkah lunches last year. This year I wanted to do something different so I looked at my Hanukkah cookie cutters for … Continue reading

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Poinsettia Lunch

Today is Poinsettia Day so I made this simple Poinsettia themed lunch. It was easy to make and delicious. Question: What are the second and third most popular Poinsettia colors? (answer is at the end of this post) Container: EasyLunchBoxes … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Man Bread

I don’t know why I made a Gingerbread man without a face. Looking at this photo afterwards I almost did not publish it. This was a very simple but well received meal. My shaped bread meals tend to be popular … Continue reading

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Christmas Ornament Lunch

I am starting to decorate my house for Christmas so I made an ornament themed meal. Today I will probably start decorating my miniature trees. I have collected the Hallmark Miniature Ornaments since I was a kid. I make a … Continue reading

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Holly Themed Lunch

Caution: While it is safe and fun to eat holly shaped food, actual holly leaves and berries can be toxic. This week my garden club worked with holly and other fresh greens to make holiday table arrangements. We sell arrangements … Continue reading

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Snow Globe Bento Lunch

Recently I found Holiday Double Sided snow globe and snowflake cookie cutters at Target. I knew that I needed to make lunch with the snow globe. Since I thought that my readers would be just as excited I searched for … Continue reading

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Snoopy Lunch for Schulz Birthday

In honor of Charles Schulz birthday, I have a Snoopy themed bento. I made this for my 12 year old nephew for dinner at home. I am thankful that my nieces and nephews of any age enjoy eating my bento … Continue reading

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Turkey Shaped Bread Lunch

In time for Thanksgiving I made a simple lunch with a little bread shaped turkey. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top: Turkey shaped bread with food marker details Bottom Left: Broccoli Bottom Right: Plain Greek Yogurt with some yogurt dyed orange and frozen … Continue reading

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Fox in Snow Bento Lunch

I received some cute fox cookie cutters from my sister for my birthday in August. I finally got around to using one. The fox is cooked and mashed carrots. The snow is mashed potatoes with a little butter and a … Continue reading

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Fish Shaped Bread for Lunch

Today is Homemade Bread Day so of course I had to make a shaped bread bento. I started baking bread when I was 12. I love working with the dough, the smell of it baking, and of course eating it … Continue reading

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Broccoli and Cheese Pasta for Lunch

Over the summer for my birthday a friend gave me the Moosewood Restaurant Cooking for Health cookbook. I love that it includes nutritional information for the recipes. I made the Broccoli-Cheese Wrap filling recipe with pasta for dinner with planned … Continue reading

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Baymax Big Hero 6 Bento Lunch

Tonight I will take 2 nephews to see the movie Big Hero 6. I made this Baymax as part of dinner for one of my nephews (the other does not like mashed potatoes). Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Baymax (mashed potatoes, … Continue reading

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Another Snack Bento Lunch

My husband enjoyed his last snack bento lunch so much that I made another one. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Above Box: Banana Left Side: Goldfish Pretzels, raisins, Ritz snack mix, carrots Top Right: Dill Pickles Bottom Right: Hard boiled eggs

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5 Vegetarian Lunches

This was an easy and delicious sandwich lunch I made for myself. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Pretzel roll purchased at my Wegmans grocery store with Dijon mustard and Swiss cheese, sugar snap peas. Top Right: Pistachio nuts Bottom Right: Blueberries … Continue reading

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Onigiri Face Bento

I made this easy bento for my 16 year old niece to take to school. She loved the fun book box and it’s contents! Container: Book Bento Box Contents: Onigiri filled with black beans and salsa, spinach face details, broccoli, … Continue reading

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Sweet 16 Bento Lunch

My niece turned 16 this week. I made this “sweet” themed bento for her to bring to school for lunch on her birthday. She loved it! Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Cooked Nishiki rice, cooked broccoli and cauliflower (in a little … Continue reading

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Pretzel Crust Pizza

I was inspired by Little Caesars Soft Pretzel Crust Pizza commercial to try it. I don’t have any Little Caesars locations near my house so my only option was to try making it myself. Mine does not look as beautiful … Continue reading

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Fork and Spoon Lunches

Today I am sharing 5 different lunches that used the same cookie cutters. I bought the fork and spoon at the Seria 100 Yen Store on my trip to Japan last March. I was so excited to find these two … Continue reading

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5 High Protein Vegetarian Meals

I am a nearly lifelong vegetarian. When people hear that I am a vegetarian they often worry about the amount of protein I eat. There are many thoughts on protein including that most people eat too much protein but here … Continue reading

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10 Halloween Lunches

Today I am sharing 10 new Halloween lunches. I made these for my husband, friend’s daughter, my Mom, my Dad, and myself. I enjoy making cute food for anyone who will eat it and luckily I have no trouble finding … Continue reading

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Lunch with Pumpkin

My 17 year old nephew likes pumpkin pie so when I thought about making a lunch with pumpkin, I immediately thought of him. I made this lunch and gave it to him in time to take to school. He was … Continue reading

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13 Fall Themed Lunches

Some people may not understand it but I truly enjoy making and eating cute food. So of course, I made some new Fall/Autumn themed lunches. This collection includes quinoa, sandwich, quesadilla, vegetable potato salad, pizza, onigiri, tortilla chips, and rice … Continue reading

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Snack Bento Lunch

I made this lunch for my husband. I decided to make a snack themed lunch to give him something different. He enjoyed it so I am now planning another one. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Pretzels, Town House Crackers, Cheddar cheese, … Continue reading

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Shel Silverstein Bento Blog Hop

Today was Shel Silverstein’s birthday so along with some of my Bento Bloggers and Friends we are having a bento blog hop. I love The Giving Tree book so it was a natural choice for my lunch theme. My husband … Continue reading

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Elephant Appreciation Day

Today is Elephant Appreciation Day so it seems like a perfect time to share elephant shaped food. Today I have 7 new food ideas with elephants and 3 previously published ones. Elephants were my sister’s favorite animal when we were … Continue reading

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Talk Like a Pirate Day 2014

Arrr! I have two lunches today for Talk Like a Pirate Day, a Lego pirate and a pirate map pizza. I made this for my 10 year old nephew for lunch at home. We were not sure if this would … Continue reading

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14 Music Bento Lunches

I did not start playing taking piano lessons until I was in the 4th grade. I remember thinking that my Mom should have put me in lessons much earlier. I thought that I was too old to start taking music … Continue reading

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Dolphin Bento Lunch

Friday night my husband and I took two nephews to see the movie Dolphin Tale 2. So of course I made my 10 year old nephew this dolphin themed meal. My 12 year old nephew had some snacks and dessert … Continue reading

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Roald Dahl Day Bento Blog Hop 2014

I am joining my Bento Bloggers and Friends on this Roald Dahl Day Hop. Please use the button at the end of this post to continue on to see the other Dahl themed lunches in this hop. When researching books … Continue reading

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Pie for Lunch

My 15 year old niece requested this lunch. She wanted a main course pie and pie for dessert. I love getting food requests and enjoyed making this meal. My husband had it for dinner the night before and this meal … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Add Fun to Your Sandwich

Here are some (mostly easy) ideas for making a sandwich more fun to eat. Most of these techniques are quick to make. Try these at home or in a packed lunch. 1. Fun Picks – Just stick a pick in … Continue reading

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National Skyscraper Day Lunch

Today is National Skyscraper Day so I made two different themed lunches. They may not look like skyscrapers but I made them for myself and they were enjoyable meals. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Polenta with black beans Top Right: Cashews … Continue reading

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