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Pasta Baby Bento


Cradle bentoI was trying to entice Tz into eating potato cooked in healthier ways besides just french fries. In this box, I made mashed and baked potatoes. Pasta baby idea came about when I saw this adorable image online. imageSo I used an entire potato, carved out the middle portion of the potato to be used as mashed, the rest is simply baked. I hid a little surprise under the cheese and ham blanket, grapes.

Baby – mashed potato, carrot and nori for head & face

Blanket – sliced cheese and ham, the butterflies cut out scattered over the pasta depicts the baby in dreamland.

Pasta – cooked iin alio olio style with bacon.

I wish there are bento boxes that come with sound mechanism which can record and play music to accompany the meals. The I could have included a lullaby song to make Tz meal even more enjoyable!

Author: ongling

Hi, I have been making bento lunch boxes for my toddler son for a year. Its a challenge everyday to think of new bento ideas to excite him. The creations are endless and took a lot of trial and errors. But most importantly, his bento lunches must deliver 3 key goals: exciting presentation (eye appeal), exciting tastes (texture & ingredients) and exciting adventures (dare to try; food play). Recently, I started making my husband lunch bentos too for work after he got envious of seeing beautiful bentos prepared by Japanese wives on Japanese TV network. I am learning and picking up skills from many talented bento makers everyday to improve myself. Here are some of my creations I would like to share with you. Apart from bentos, there some travel stories and little things i enjoy doing related to food and culture in this blog. So enjoy and share your thoughts with me.

4 thoughts on “Pasta Baby Bento

  1. Wow, another pretty bento! Coincidentally, I also made baby bento (will be posted later this week), but with rice.


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