Both kids took leftover enchiladas for bento today. I made a big batch so there would be lots of leftovers. These are filled with shredded boiled chicken, onions and cheese, rolled in corn tortillas, then smothered in red sauce (not homemade), mounded with more cheese, and then baked. The adult version had diced green chiles inside too. I topped MisterMan's bento with chopped cilantro and tortilla ship cutouts, while TinySprite's had little flower shapes. I also pre-cut hers for easier eating since this is not a very "neat" meal. Both kids got an assortment of fruit and veggies alongside. I put in those cute airplane and balloon picks (actually bookmarks) because, I don't know, that way there would be a transportation theme or something. Easy!
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 13yo (8th grader) son & my 9yo (4th 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 ^-^!