Gosh, it has been a while, hasn’t it? Things have changed so much for me too.
Since the start of the new year 2010, I have been packing lunch boxes for my son. His school serves lunch too, but I figured if I pack his lunch for him, I would also be able to tell what he eats and what he doesn’t. It will mean more work for me in the mornings, but it will be well worth it.
For now though, I can only manage simple bentos for my picky eater. He likes his alphabets and numbers, so I try to inject an element of those things once in a while.
This is a really simple bento of spaghetti marinara with chicken meat spelled out in his name, cut up sausages and sliced apples. I mix the spaghetti with a little bit of grapeseed oil to avoid it from sticking. Olive oil works too, I believe.
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The absence of posts here does not mean that I have not been cooking. Nor does it mean that I have not been eating. On the contrary, it just means that I hardly have the time and luxury to prepare elaborate bentos. My toddler takes just a simple snack box to school, so I wouldn’t call it a bento per se.
However lately, when hubbs and I decide to dine in places where we know the food will not be suitable for my son’s palate, I will pack a really simple fuss-free bento. Something I know will appeal to my tot, and will make him full too. Here’s an example of the bento I packed:
We have apple slices with a mini box of Milo, 2 steamed paus filled with lotus seed paste and some chocolate chip cookies.
I packed them all using the Lock n Lock lunch set I had asked a friend to get for me.
And it all keeps nicely in the stylish insulated bag too!
But you know kids…they can’t eat anything brought from home if their parents are eating restaurant food….SIGH!
If I remember correctly, he only finished the box of Milo!
Toddlers & Kids