Making Lunch Fun, One Box at a Time

ben·tol·o·gy (ben t äləjē) Noun : The study of making nutritious and fun lunches for my daughters.

I get a lot of inspiration from other blogs. So, in hopes someone might get some inspiration from me, I've decided to post some pictures here.

This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.Proverbs 3:7-9

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tom the Turkey

Every since I saw this adorable turkey lunch at Bento for Kidlet, I have been looking forward to recreating it.   I used dough presses to make the turkey feathers and then just added a bit of the heal of the bread for his head. 

  • 2 dough-press sandwiches decorated to look like the feathers of the turkey.   As mentioned above, the turkey's head is just a piece I cut from the heel of the bread and decorated with food safe markers, icing eyes and a carrot nose.
  • Red and Green Grapes with a "Give Thanks" cupcake pick
  • Carrots with ranch
  • Hershey kisses
  • Lunchbox Love Note from the Thanksgiving series
Here are some of the items, or similar items, I used when creating this lunch: 

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Turkey Bento

I saw this post on Pinterest and it inspired me to make a turkey bento to celebrate Thanksgiving.

  •   Turkey sandwich made with 2 circle cookie cutters, icing eyes, a carrot nose and tomato skin.   You may wonder why he's wearing a bow tie (which you can barely see in the picture) and a party hat?   Because they are helping keep his head in place.
  • Cucumber slices with a turkey cupcake ring
  • Red grapes with a "Give Thanks" cupcake pick
  • Candy corn (turkey feathers)
  • Lunchbox Love Note from the Thanksgiving Series
Here are some of the items, or similar items, I used when creating this lunch:

Click below to see a bunch of other fun lunches:
Bento Lunch

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

What Does the Fox Say?

Have I successfully planted that tune in your head that will stick with you  

I saw these fox cookies on Pinterest yesterday and was inspired to make them into a sandwich.  My girls are nuts about that song and I know they will enjoy opening their lunches to this little guy.

  • The fox-shaped sandwich is made from a star-shaped cookie cutter.   I made the sandwich out of a wheat bread that has a light color and then cut the top (fur) out of the heel of 100% whole grain wheat bread to show the color contrast.   I cut triangles for the ears and trimmed up around the face to show off his snout.   I finished him off with icing eyes and an M&M for his nose.
  • Strawberry slices
  • Green peas
  • Mini Kit Kat bar
Here are some of the items, or similar items, I used when creating this lunch:

See more fun lunches at Bento Lunch