Wednesday, February 25, 2009

When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth...

Ellie's Bento 2-24-09

This is Eliana's bento from yesterday... I wanted something cute, but simple since I didn't have a whole lot of time to put it together. The base of the bento (which you can't see) is celery and peanut butter, which just bumps everything else up since I don't yet have "real" bento boxes, so mine are a little deep. Then I cut two dinosaurs from a slice of high fiber and flax bread (using a super-easy sandwich cutter) and slathered them with Simply Fruit spread. I used a yellow silicone cup filled with whole wheat pasta and "cheese" (tofutti) with a tofutti sun (cut from the slices before I melted them into the mac and cheese) for decoration. I filled in the open spaces with peas and lunch was done! Not the fanciest bento ever, but it was quick and easy, and she liked it! Here's the proof....

Ellie Eating her Bento

(The sun was the first thing to go...)

Ellie Eating her Bento

(Then the dinosaurs...)

Ellie Eating her Bento

Eventually, all that was left of this little bento was two of the four celery sticks and a few scattered peas. Yay for empty bentos!

1 comment:

  1. Adorable!! I have been known to use cookie cutters to "shape" my daughter's PB&J sandwiches... i love creative touches to get my kids interested in eating new food... I look forward to checking back in on your blog as it develops!

    -Debi in Texas