Tag Archives: EasyLunchboxes

Children’s Day Japan Themed Food

Today we are celebrating Children’s Day in Japan (Kodomonohi). I have celebrated Girl’s Day (Hinamatsuri), and the Star Festival (Tanabata) several times but this is my first time sharing Children’s Day food on my blog. Carp shaped wind socks are … Continue reading

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Chewbacca Sandwich with Yoda Yogurt

Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you! My friend and I made this meal for her husband for a meal at home. He seemed to enjoy eating this themed meal. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top Left: Banana with Yoda … Continue reading

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Dance Themed Sandwich Lunch

My friend and I made this easy lunch for her daughter. It was a natural theme for her since she takes dance class. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top Left: Apple slices (the cut side was dipped in pineapple juice to prevent browning), … Continue reading

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World Penguin Day Lunch

In honor of World Penguin Day I have this penguin themed lunch. I used the cookie cutter holding food technique that I first found in the book Happy Bento!: Lunches on the Go. Check out the author’s blog at Becoming … Continue reading

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Flower Pretzel Lunch

My husband is a fan of homemade soft pretzels. I wanted to make it cute so I shaped the pretzels into flower shapes. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Homemade soft pretzel, flower pretzel bites (I used regular M&M’s and chocolate underneath … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Arrows Archery Lunch

My friend, her daughter and I made this easy lunch. Her daughter was taking archery lessons so it was the perfect theme for her. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Cheese quesadilla, cinnamon tortilla arrows (cookie cutter) Top Right: Mini sweet peppers … Continue reading

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Dragon Tortilla Chips Bento Lunch

My fourth imaginary creature this week is the dragon! These dragon tortilla chips are fun to dip in salsa. Make sure you come back tomorrow to see my last creature in this series. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Dragon Tortilla Chips … Continue reading

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Sea Serpent Bento Lunch

Second in my series of imaginary creatures in bento – I have a friendly Sea Serpent pizza for lunch. Each day this week (Monday – Friday) I will feature a bento lunch with a different imaginary creature. Please be sure … Continue reading

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3 Easter Lunches

This year I have 3 easy Easter themed lunches featuring a sandwich, pasta, and cheese & crackers. This lunch was simple to make but I was very happy with the results. So cute!! Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Peanut butter sandwich on … Continue reading

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Sun-dried Tomato Lunches

Today I have two different lunches that feature sun-dried tomatoes. I love food with sun-dried tomatoes but my husband does not. So it is the perfect lunch for me. This first lunch is a fun snack type lunch with a … Continue reading

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Mickey Mouse Pizza Lunch

My friend and I made pizza together and we also made this cute Mickey pizza. Pizza is delicious as leftovers for lunch. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Mickey shaped pizza (cookie cutter) store bought wheat pizza dough, ricotta cheese, Italian seasoning, mozzarella, broccoli … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick’s Day Lunches

I enjoy celebrating my heritage so as usual I made many St. Patrick Day lunches. This year I have 6 different meals to share including rice, pizza, sandwich, quesadilla, and Quinoa. I made this fun lunch for myself but my … Continue reading

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Playing Cards Themed Lunch

My friend and I made this easy card themed lunch for her husband. It was quick to make with leftovers from the night before. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top Left: Strawberries Bottom Left: Cashews Right Side: Pasta and Broccoli leftovers, Cheddar cheese … Continue reading

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Cinderella and Prince Charming Lunch

My friend and I made this lunch for her 8 year old daughter. Her daughter picked out the cutters and picks from my collection and decided on a Cinderella themed meal. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top Left: Carrot and celery Bottom Left: … Continue reading

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Cat Quesadilla Lunch

My friend, her 10 year old daughter and I made this easy lunch. Making cute food is a fun activity to do with friends and family. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Flour tortilla and cheese Quesadilla (we cut the cats out … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln Lunch

In honor of Abraham Lincoln ‘s birthday I have this money themed lunch. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Abe Lincoln 5 Dollar Bill Quesadillas – green tortilla, Cheddar cheese, food coloring marker details, baby carrots, salsa (in Mini Dippers) Top Right: … Continue reading

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National Bagel Day

Today is National Bagel Day! My nephew and I never need an excuse to eat bagels but we were happy to celebrate. I packed these for a day that we were out and about. My nephew requested my strawberry butter … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Bento Lunch

Tuesday February 9 is Mardi Gras this year. For those of you who do not know, Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday) is the day before some Christians fast for Lent. Traditionally people celebrate and eat rich and fattening foods. This … Continue reading

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8 Valentine Themed Lunches

In celebration of Valentine’s Day I have 8 new Valentine themed meals. But anytime is appropriate to make a heart themed meal for a loved one. My friend and I made this easy pasta lunch during my recovery from shoulder … Continue reading

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7 Non-Sandwich Lunches

Although I am passionate about making cute fun food, sometimes for whatever reason it does not happen. Today I am sharing 7 lunches that I think are attractive but are not cute – just delicious meatless food. Cheese Quesadillas for … Continue reading

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A Lunch with Bows

During my shoulder surgery recovery a good friend was kind enough to have me over to her house for the weekend.  Of course we made bento! This is the one we made for her. She came up with this awesome … Continue reading

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Car Bread Lunch

My homemade shaped rolls are very popular so I made this meal for a nephew as part of a make ahead dinner at home. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Car shaped bread with food coloring marker details, black olives held on … Continue reading

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10 Lego Bento Lunches

Since I have several nephews who love building with Legos, I often receive requests for Lego themed meals. Here are 10 ideas for fun Lego shaped food. This was previously published here. Depending on how cold you keep the lunch … Continue reading

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Christmas Onigiri Bento Lunches

Today I have 6 different holiday themed rice ideas (Gingerbread Man, Angel, Candy Cane, Wreath, Holly, Reindeer). I shaped most of these using a cookie cutter. I use a method similar to this but if my cookie cutter is a … Continue reading

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Pretzel Lunch

My husband loves it when I make soft pretzels. It was the perfect excuse to use my new pretzel stamp cookie cutter. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Homemade soft pretzel, Cheddar cheese sticks Top Right: Yellow mustard (in Mini Dippers), I … Continue reading

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Scorpio Bento Lunch

Next in my monthly series of Zodiac symbol lunches, here is Scorpio. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Freezer waffles toasted, Cheddar cheese, food marker details Top Right: Tomato, basil Bottom Right: Blueberries

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September National Honey Month Themed Food

September is National Honey Month so I have some food featuring honeycombs, beehives and bees. Yes I took liberty with the definition of beehive and honeycomb for the sake of having fun with food. This first meal came about with … Continue reading

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4th of July Food

This year for 4th of July I have themed food in the shape of an eagle, the United States, fireworks, and the American Flag. All of these feature rice and most have rice and salsa which is a new favorite … Continue reading

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Waffle Day

Today is International Waffle Day so I have a lunch quesadilla waffle and a dinner or dessert waffle with ice cream and fruit. I got the idea for the quesadilla waffle from here. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Cheddar cheese quesadilla … Continue reading

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Matching Bento and Napkin

Awhile ago a reader suggested that I embroider a bento. I love my EasyLunchboxes so it was a natural choice to embroider it on a napkin. I enjoyed planning and creating this simple embroidered napkin with matching lunch. Container: EasyLunchboxes … Continue reading

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Waffle Pizza Bento

This was the first bento I made from the Cooking with Trader Joe’s Cookbook: Easy Lunch Boxes by Kelly Lester. The book features recipes from many contributors. The Waffle Pizzaaaah! recipe (page 152) is from Corey of Family Fresh Meals. She … Continue reading

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Buffalo Bills Bento

This week the Bento of the Week (BOTW) theme at the Bento Blog Network is “Favorite Team”. I don’t follow sports but my 8 year old nephew follows several teams. He requested a Buffalo Bills themed lunch. Container: EasyLunchBox Sandwich: … Continue reading

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World Animal Day Lamb Bento

In celebration of World Animal Day I am happy to join my fellow Bento Bloggers & Friends on an animal themed blog hop. Each blog  is featuring a different animal themed lunch. Of course I choose lambs. I am excited … Continue reading

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