Welcome to the Bento Box
Some of my fellow mom friends have sparked my curiosity in a style of kid’s lunchbox cuisine I had never seen before- bento boxes. For those who don’t know, a bento box is a tightly packed lunch box containing eye-appealing, healthy foods. Although it is a Japanese concept, the food does not have to be Japanese (but it certainly can be!)
These box lunches are the perfect way to get your child interested in different types of foods. From the photos I have seen online, the more colorful the addition to your bento box, the better. The general rule of thumb is to stick to nutritious foods and leave out the junk. You place the food compactly together with filler items, such as grapes or cherries, to keep the food from spilling and to aid in transport. You want to keep complimenting foods next to each other while refraining from letting foods touch that might not mix well. You can use edible separators like fresh veggies to keep foods in their own little spaces.
If you are ready to get packing, you can purchase your very own bento box by checking out these online retailers.
Don’t forget you can find many delicious things to fill your bento box on the Fresh from Florida Kids website. Don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun!