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What Amelia Eats: Our 1st Bento Box



This is my first attempt at a Bento style lunch box for Amelia, not too bad for my first go don't you think? I've had many people emailing, tweeting and asking on Instagram about Amelia's lunches so I thought it would be a good idea to share them on here too to hopefully inspire some of you to try your hand at bento and make your kids lunch fun! If you're wanting to know more about Bento I will have another post up later on in the week to give you some helpful tips. 

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Featured in Amelia's lunch today:

Mini ritz crackers
Peach yoghurt with a handful of 100s & 1000s 
Grapes on princess food pricks
Strawberries cut into halves
Jam Princess sandwich with 100s & 1000s
Cucumber cut into flowers 
Carrot sticks 

Amelia's lunch is on a selection serving tray and here are the supplies I used to make her lunch:



Amelia didn't eat everything incase you were wondering, in fact I ate half of it. She is really fussy so only ate the cucumber, strawberries, yoghurt crackers and goldfish but I am trying to get her to try new foods so incorporating new foods she hasn't eaten before onto the plate. Hopefully we will see some progress over the weeks!

Have you made a bento inspired lunch? Leave a link to your blog post down below, or tag me the photo on Instagram using #minibento. I’d love to see all of your creations!

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19 comments

  1. Oooh that looks yummy :-) my twins would probably love a selection like that x

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  2. It's hard not to make such things sugar and salt heavy. Even fruit has a lot of sugar in it. We have this problem to a greater expert because of the twins' allergies but I do try and limit crisps etc and make protein and carbs the focus. The recent trend for Bento style lunches without the rice heavy component that the Japanese have has massively bumped up the sugar and salt content of toddler meals :S Love the idea for a crown sandwich!

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  3. That looks great. I really need to try something like this for my two. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Nice post, i hope everyone will like your post..

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  5. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post, It is awesome.

    Nice post, i hope everyone will like your post..

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  6. Baby would throw it across the room, can't be trusted with a tray of anything at the moment! It looks lovely and I can't wait to create similar things for her x

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  7. I love the look o0f bento boxes, but................................. part of my is concerned that children will grow up expecting all food to look this gorgeous! Mine certainly looks nothing like this!

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  8. I'm determined to try Bento Boxes with Jack this year.
    This is a super cute BB though.

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  9. This looks like a great creative way to serve a lunch... And if it's helping a child eat a good amount of food then that's even better!
    :-)
    Bits & Bobs

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  10. Amelia's lunch looks very pretty. I like the flower shaped cucumber.

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  11. I love seeing fun kids lunches. Bento boxes are a great idea to try and get your child to try different foods in a fun way. x

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  12. I think these always look so Fab.I wouldn't have the energy with two toddlers, they just get a sandwich!!

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  13. I am in a food art challenge for 3 days this weekend for Costa, and I tweeted a bread man yesterday, he is VERY frayed around the edges as I cut him out of stale bread with a knife, so I was very interested to see how your princess crown was so neat. It totally surprised me when I got to the end as I did not even think of a cookie cutter. Using that for the cucumber too is such an ingenious idea. I hope she appreciates how very pretty her Mummy makes her food.
    Liska xx

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  14. This looks lovely and something that my daughter would love! I like the different shapes, very appealing.

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  15. Yum! I'd totally eat that myself, must give bento a go soon!x

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  16. What a lovely balanced plate of food - I'd be quite happy to nom on that myself :-)

    Love Vicky
    http://www.aroundandupsidedown.co.uk/

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  17. I love the Princess sandwich, must do that for my little monster

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  18. This is just beautiful! Thank you for linking to the Eats Amazing Shop too! :-)

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  19. We don't do bento lunches - way too much effort for something that's just going to get gobbled up immediately! Great ideas though for those that do them :)

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