Thursday, September 18, 2014

Seahorse bento

Some mornings I wake up with a total blank and have no idea as what to pack for Nikolai's school lunch. This time I am thankful for the set of animal pals cookie cutters that I own, a set comes with 50 different cutters and as I was looking at the box, I decided to pick a seahorse.

Speaking about cookie cutters, Nikolai told me several times that his teaches and principal have asked him about his fancy lunches and how to make them since they wanted to make for their kids. Nikolai recommended getting some cookie cutters for starters and I am very impressed with his suggestion. He is my helpful little sweetheart.:)

In this bento lunch:
  • Seahorse shaped sandwiches with candy eyes.
  • Organic red grapes with a seahorse cupcake pick.
  • Organic broccoli florets and organic baby carrots with a fish pick.
  • This lunch is packed in an Ecolunchbox solo rectangle.
Here are the supplies that I used to create and pack this lunch.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Naan and Curried Hummus bento {with recipe}

I love curry and the spicier the better for me! I am fortunate that my hubby could take spicy curry too as I cook curry almost every week at home. When we first met, I always ordered for him curry which are mild, but he told me he could eat spicier than that, of course I thought that he was trying to impress me,lol. That was when we were in Asia and we could get any curry almost everywhere easily, no need to cook! Here in the US, where we live, it is quite difficult to get great curry and when you do, it is quite pricey.

I usually serve naan, paratha, chapatis with home made dhall or curry chicken and our family loves it. For this bento I decided to add a little Indian twist to hummus with curry.

Here is the recipe:

2 (15oz) cans chick peas/garbanzo beans, drained
2 tbs water
2 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbs lemon juice 
2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp salt

Place all ingredients in a food processor, process till smooth. Enjoy! I packed some for Nikolai's lunch.

In this bento lunch:
  • Main compartment - Stonefire brand naan cut into triangle shapes, topped with a cute antibacterial sheet which my friend sent from Japan.
  • Lower left - Organic baby carrots and curried hummus in the small dipper.
  • Upper left - Annie's organic Bernie's farm cheddar crackers.
  • Center - Yogurt covered star.
  • Upper right -Watermelon cut into bear shapes.
  • This lunch is packed in a Planetbox rover.
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Monday, September 15, 2014

2 Simple Easylunchboxes Bento

Happy Monday! Nikolai told me that he loves oranges the most lately, and wanted me to include them daily in his lunchbox. These two simple and quick lunches were enjoyed by him a few weeks ago.

I added a little cuteness to his lunch with a bear cut-out on the sandwich rounds. Bear is enjoying a chocolate.;)

In this bento lunch:
  • A cute bear (mild cheddar cheese cut and stamped) with a cupcake pick above Nature's own sandwich rounds, surrounded by grape tomatoes.
  • Organic baby carrots and cucumber sticks.
  • Orange slices in a silicone cup.
Here is another super quick and easy bento which I put together.

In this bento lunch:
  • Main compartment: Organic baby carrots, Ritz whole wheat crackers, baked snap peas, organic red grapes with a cupcake pick.
  • Top left: Salami and a cupcake pick.
  • Top right: Cut mozzarella cheese sticks and a grape tomato.
Here are the supplies that I used to create and pack these lunches.

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