A Bento Revolution

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I just can’t get enough of the great Bento products out there. Amanda commented on a prior post about this store and it has some awesome stuff!  Plus everything averages around $1.00!   Check out the cute Bento stuff I got.  So much better than a Hannah Montanna lunch pail or other boxes that your kids think they want.

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And the accesories! The little vials are sauce holders. We put ranch in so she can dip her carrots. The fork and spoon I love for when I send small bowls of fruit. Otherwise, I think its tough sometimes to send fruits and vegetables to school. And the little toothpicks are just cute. The matching bento box I ordered was out of stock.

A few tips on getting fruits and vegetables to school or in a lunch box.

  • Dried fruit (in a bag, mix, or as Fruit Leather).
  • Send 100% fruit juice
  • Slice fruit with a portable dip such as yogurt or cottage cheese.
  • Applesauce.
  • Chopped up greens in a sealable bag.  Send a fork and some dressing.
  • Add your vegetables to the sandwich.
  • Include vegetable soup to be reheated later.
  • Add vegetables to baked goods (like zucchini bread) and send that in their lunch.

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I got hooked on bento a little over a year ago, it’s like an addiction!! My oldest daughter is overweight and bento is a great way to control portions.

Here is an inspirational bento site to give ideas, I totally relied on it at first. (My bento pics are in the group too under the name ckbagby)Now I just try to make our bento’s as colorful as possible so that means a lot of fruit and veggies!

http://www.flickr.com/groups/kideats/

Isn’t that store so addicting!? It was awesome living around the corner from it in San Francisco. I also loved all their gift wrap items which also were always around $1. So happy that you guys are finding so many fun ideas. 🙂

Love Bento boxes too! Just a reminder to everyone to be careful about the plastic you buy. Number 5 seems to be the safest while number 7 leaches the most toxins into your food. Opt for stainless steel whenever possible.