Sometimes you don't really have a complete meal in mind, and sometimes it seems the separate components might go over better separately. It's weird, but TinySprite eats pasta like this. Just plain. Sometimes she puts grated cheese on top, then proceeds to eat the grated cheese, leaving the plain pasta for later. If I mix everything together, she'll still eat them all separately. Come to think of it, MisterMan does that too. If I ask whether plain pasta doesn't seem kind of well, plain, they look at me incredulously. Same with oatmeal. They'll eat all the toppings (berries, nuts, raisins) first, and then eat the plain oatmeal afterwards. Sure it's steel cut oats, which are the BEST OATS EVER, and I myself eat it plain with just a drizzle of honey, but still. Whatever. So here are the components for sausage chard pasta, all separated in the distinct sections of the awesome LunchBot Quad. The ever-present pickled cukes and onions, carrots (which came back because I forgot she currently has two loose teeth), fanned-out strawberry and grapes. She loved this selection, by the way. Woo hoo!
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 ^-^!