Saturday, April 25, 2015

Everyday Bento by Wendy Thorpe Copley

A fun, colorful book full of step by step instructions on how to create a Bento Box.

  1. a lacquered or decorated wooden Japanese lunchbox.
    • a Japanese-style packed lunch, consisting of such items as rice, vegetables, and sashimi (raw fish with condiments).

Bento's Box lunches are a fun way to add a little art and
imagination to your meal. They can be very simple as in a salad and sandwich or very detailed with characters and cutting different shapes. What do they look like? 

Everyday Bento shows detailed, colorful pictures of how to build your box.

It also gives you step by step instructions along with the recipe to make them.

At the beginning of the book, it gives you food ideas and also color ideas along with a list of tools that you can use to make your fun Bento Box! 
The actual Bento Box can be found in Asian  stores or online. You can also use the Rubbermaid or Glad containers you find in the grocery stores. 

Kids love these fun meals. It encourages them to  make them and to learn to eat healthy!
Oh and there is also a "grown up" section in the book to for grown up Bento ideas.

 They can be very detailed and cute! I found these on Pinterest.

Japanese bento lunch box inspiration on Maiko Nagao blog

So if you're just getting started or you're interested in learning more, I highly recommend Everyday Bento to get you started to making fun, cute meals! 

 Everyday Bento

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