Today's bento has fish "tacos" in lettuce wraps. Pan-fried cod with olive oil and lemon pepper lie next to baby carrots and halved grape tomato. The salsa for the fish is in the next compartment. Here's what it's made of:
One peeled, segmented, cubed orange
One peeled, cubed avocado
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped green onion
You can alter the proportions to personal taste, and add other things like shredded cabbage, celery for crunch, or tomato. The orange and lime gives a zesty flavor that makes me think of summer. If you were making real tacos, you would put some fish and a scoop of salsa in the tortilla -- that's what we did for dinner. It's really good, and the kids love to make them.
In the fruit section he has two strawberries, some red grapes, and two "lovebirds" cut from apple with my new cutter. This detail makes it a Valentine's bento! And, it's also eligible for hapabento's REDB.O.M.B. contest!
I am a former research scientist turned stay-at-home-mom of 2 who got started with bento in an effort to help my kids learn that eating healthy and nutritious foods can be fun and cute. I make a bento lunch for my 9yo (4th grader) son & my 5yo kindergartener girl every school day, and post the pictures on my sherimiya ♥ flickr photostream. Here in this blog is where I describe each bento, and you'll also get a peek inside our family adventures. Thanks for taking a look, and please let me know what you think ^-^!