Well, it's been quite a long time (about 3 weeks) since I've made a bento, taken a photo and posted to the blog. But I'm baaaa-aack! School started last week, actually, and that's when I made this one for TinySprite. It's simply some whole wheat rotini pasta tossed with pesto and sprinkled with parmesan. Easy! And it's usually the first kind of bento I make when we get back home and face an empty refrigerator. The top tier of the beloved panda bowl bento holds some satsuma mandarin segments, a tiny cup of blueberries, a couple grape tomatoes, steamed broccoli and Okinawan sweet potato, carrot, and a piece of homemade granola bar. So glad we had enough odds and ends around the house to fill up a decent bento lunch. Welcome to the new year, friends!
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 ^-^!