Monday, March 26, 2012

Salmon and Kale Quad Bento

After more than a week off (Spring Break + a few extra days), I'm back to making bento. It was nice to have the bento break but I did miss connecting with my fellow lunchmaking mom-pals. How are you? I expect some of you also had the week off as well. We were out of town, and an empty fridge makes bentopacking a bit of a challenge. I spent the day replenishing the stock, and I hope I can get back into snappy bentomaking tomorrow. This is actually one I had made a few weeks ago during my trial test period of the LunchBot Quad I reviewed for my giveaway. I didn't post it because I wanted to use it several times before I formulated an opinion on it. If you missed it, I gave it a thumbs-up, and I think I'll be using it a lot for my preschooler. For such a practical box, it's also just so darn cute! Here I packed a piece of broiled salmon in a green lettuce leaf. I had previously been reluctant to use lettuce baran for my daughter because I noticed she wasn't as thrilled about eating it as my son is, and I don't like to waste food. But these were the very end pieces of the lettuce head, so I threw them in. Can you believe she ate them up? I think it must have been the cute box effect. She also loved the roasted potatoes and kale chips. The berry reward was a final delicious topper. This bento was a total hit, and I'm very happy about it. Yay!

16 comments:

  1. I am so glad you're back!! miss you and your very inspiring bento posts!!!
    We haven't starting spring break until next week, can't wait for that and I hope the weather would be great.

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    1. Hi Lina! I'll miss you next week for sure. I hope the weather is nice for you... I think the later the better :D

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  2. Welcome back Sheri! Our spring break will start next week. Hope you had a wonderful time with your family! Hope my kids will eat more green veggies! Your kids are awesome!

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    1. Lucky you Nami! Have a fantastic trip ~ I look forward to hearing all about your Japan adventures!

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  3. hi Sheri...welcome back
    yes, I miss your posts :)
    the menu looks delicious ..

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  4. Welcome back! I missed seeing your beautiful bentos :) Beautiful bento, especially those delicious fruits.

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  5. Welcome back Sheri! We missed you! I hope you had a super Spring break with the cuties!
    The bento looks so good! Vivid colors and so fresh! I am so jealous ;)

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  6. What a great box. I was wondering how you packed the kale...so the kale chips stay good in a lunch? We always eat it up righ away! :) I hate wasting food too, and my daughter has learned it from me lol!

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    1. Lyndsey, unfortunately the kale does not stay crisp. I'm not sure how to maintain crispness except via vacuum-packing in hermetically sealed bag (perhaps). Luckily, my kids will still accept the softened version. Thanks!

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  7. Welcome back Sheri! A quad of delicious cheery and glorious food, as Lilian put it so well--vivid colors and so fresh...delightful!

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