Teriyaki chicken, broccoli and carrots make up the main part of this bento, and I added a quail egg for fun. I didn't plan to make a chick, but as I was peeling the shell, the thin white part of the egg tore while leaving the yolk completely intact. That has never happened to me, and I had always been too nervous to try to make this egg chick in the past because I thought it would be too hard to cut the white without ruining the yolk. Sure enough, while I was trying to cut the zigzag part of the white, I cut into the yolk several times. I think my knife isn't sharp enough. Anyway, I think you get the idea! I added nori eyes and a carrot beak, and several chick and fowl friends. I used my EcoLunch box for this bento, which includes a separate lidded container for foods that might leak. Into that round container I put cottage cheese and fresh berries sprinkled with wheat germ. I also slipped in some plum slices in the last remaining gap. There! Chicken and egg bento :)
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 10yo (5th grader) son & my 6yo (1st grader) daughter 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 ^-^!