Today's bento is taco mac, which is just like mac & cheese but with taco-seasoned ground turkey and halved cherry tomatoes layered on top before sprinkling with grated cheddar and broiling. Also, instead of breadcrumbs I tossed crumbled shredded wheat on top for crunch. The kids had theirs like that, but the adults added hot sauce for some kick. It's yummy, and easier to eat than actual tacos. I put some in a green lettuce leaf on one side of my LunchBots, and filled in the other side with sliced peaches, a half plum, Okinawan purple potato, and some strawberries. I cut a few carrot flowers and filled in gaps with yellow cherry tomatoes for color. A few extra pasta and some picks made a face. Easy!
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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 ^-^!