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Eat your lunch!

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Eat your lunch

Sometimes, Tz would come back with his bentos almost untouched…. you can imagine how worried I would be because it meant that he was on an empty stomach for more that half a day after breakfast. Its always mind-boggling to think up what to prepare for him. I believe most parents who prepare their kids’ lunch face the same dilemma. Thats why I always try to put various different types of food in his bento hoping he will at least eat some of them. In this bento, I made spam meat sandwiches and udon-yaki. Cut out some comic characters out of nori to give him a gentle reminder (more like stern reminder) to eat his lunch. Surprisingly, it did work! He finished 80% of the bento. I was so happy! Probably next time, when he is able read simple words, I will leave a note in his bento box to nicely “threaten” him, òó .

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.

2 thoughts on “Eat your lunch!

  1. You put so much effort into the lunch boxes…..how can he resist??!!! My girls would be so excited if they got these adorable bento boxes everyday!!

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    • Your youngest girl is the same age as my youngest son. I think she will be ecstatic to show off her bento to her friends. It takes quite an effort but try it sometimes, her face will light up. A great memory maker too….;-)

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