Do you know much about bento boxes or Bento Style Lunches? I didn’t, until recently when I dove into the world of Daiso-shopping, bento-making, lunchtime fun goodness.
Basically, bento-style food preparation comes from Japan and involves food being packed into boxes, with different items specially (and sometimes very intricately) held in smaller, separate cups and containers.
I knew that my preschooler M (4.5 years old) would love bringing a bento-style lunch to preschool so I had to try it.
You can search Amazon for bento-making supplies, but we got lucky. A Daiso (Japanese retail store) opened about an hour from us and I set out to explore and purchase some fun items.
There were rows upon rows of colorful picks, molds, cups, and of course, bento boxes.
I came home with quite the stash and Maddie and I have had a blast making her lunches together!
We pick out fruit to put in the silicone cups or picks to skewer her sandwiches with (cut, of course, with the cute cookie cutters I bought).
And you know what? When it’s a bento-style day, her lunch box comes home practically EMPTY!
Written by Jill