Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bento Boxes??

Okay, maybe I have been living under a rock but I seriously had never heard of these things before. When I asked my daughter if she knew what a Bento Box was she just looked at me like I was an alien. She is obsessed with Asian culture. Something is wrong when your twelve year old has tried sushi and you haven't. Yes folks .. I am feeling my age here.

Anyhoo .. if you are not familiar with Bento boxes I think they are really really cool. Basically little boxes that let you get creative with lunches. And yes .. it is only July but in the back of my mind the dreaded school lunch monster hides .. I detest.. DETEST ..making school lunches. Mostly because my eight year old son is the pickiest eater on the planet. I'm looking for ways to get him to eat more fruit and veggies.

The Bento Box community is huge folks. I had no idea people where into this, it is amazing! I love the little two leveled ones like this:

Can't wait to order me some bento boxes!


  1. Your not alone! I have no clue what they are, now I do !! :) They do look cute !
    Following from MBC

  2. I fell in love with the bento concept a couple of years ago. I ordered 2 sets from ebay even though I really didn't need to pack a lunch since I wasn't working at the time and I didn't have any kids yet!

    Now that I have a daughter, I've been using the bento boxes to hold snacks in the diaper bag.

    I can't wait to be able to pack fancier lunches in the bento. Right now it's mainly Cheerios and Gerber puffs in the bentos!