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Brown Rice and Vegetables

Putting the "3 magic colors" tip to good use, with a lot of yellow and orange foods.

Brown Rice Spring Rolls, Edamame, and Cherry Tomatoes

Rice Noodles and Fried Tofu

The smiley face on the star-shaped bell pepper cut-out adds a touch of cutesy personality.

Omelette, Broccoli, and Cherry Tomatoes

All three magic colors in one bento.

Pesto Halibut, Brown Rice, and Fruit

Egg, Broccoli, and Onigiri

Spinach Eggroll, Rice, and Dried Fruit

Japchae Bento

Top left: bosc pear, red grapes, pomegranate seeds, granny smith apple, and purple potato flower.

Top right: japchae with carrot skewer.

Bottom left: hard boiled egg with nori music notes, peapods, and soy sauce bottle.

Bottom right: red grape tomatoes, mini heirloom tomatoes, takuwan flowers, and pickled radishes.


22 Insta-Worthy Bento Box Lunches

The original boxed lunch, bento has evolved from peasant farmers’ lunch, to soldiers rations, to upscale picnic fare.

Today, these boxes filled with compartments of tempting fruit, veggies, eggs, sandwiches, salads — anything, really — are more popular than ever. Moms love them. Kids love them. Who doesn’t love them?

Cuteness is the name of the game when rice, vegetables, and eggs are decorated or shaped into animals, flowers, or cartoon characters. Lift the lid on one of these adorable feasts, and it just says Love.

For real, making bento boxes can be time consuming, if you’re new to it. But with the help of tools like tweezers and cookie cutters, and accessories like decorative toothpicks, you’ll soon be stamping out bunnies, hearts, and a certain Kitty. (Hello!)

And here’s a secret, there are plenty of easy ideas among the 22 bento lunches below. If you think about it, it’s really the simple matter of filling a couple of compartments with colorful, tasty, and healthy things to nibble on.

1. Rainbow bento

Taste the rainbow with this artistic arrangement of tomatoes, carrots, grilled corn, and peas. Layer the vegetables and grain into colorful rows. We’re also a big fan of the side of Goldfish.

2. Hello kitty mini pizzas

Mini pizza Margherita’s are transformed into charming kitty faces, stamped from a slice of mozzarella. The pink bow is made from bologna. Instead of nori for the eyes and whiskers, you could also use black olives.

3. Sushi sandwiches

No worries, we’re not suggesting you travel with raw fish or get your fussy eater to try it. This recipe uses canned tuna, rolled in pressed bread with julienned carrots and cucumbers. Sliced into sushi-size rounds, they’re adorbs.

4. Hearts and bunny sandwiches

Cookie cutters transform simple whole wheat sandwiches into shapes that make kids want to eat them. Choose cutters to reflect seasonal holidays.

5. French lunch bento

This blogger goes all out to give her daughter international-themed lunches. She makes good use of toothpick flags and cookie cutters. This picnic-in-a-bento-box includes baby gherkins, grapes, soft Brie, and mini croissants.

Lucky girl to get a slice of lemon tart at lunch.

6. No-cook taco salad bento box

We’ve put this recipe in the kids category, but it’ll make adults happy too. And it couldn’t be easier to put together. Major portion control system on the chips, too!

7. Pita sandwich bento

This blogger ups the cute quotient with the use of a star-shaped cutter for a Christmas theme. Kiwi stars and raspberries fill one compartment. Grape tomato and cucumber salad fills another. Red and green, get it?

And the clever snow pea and carrot Christmas tree… that’s how to jazz up a tuna-filled pita pocket.

8. Bento box 101

There’s a formula for bento boxes in Japan. Small portions and variety. The main ingredient can be fish, or meat. Rice is served with two kinds of okazu, or sides. Vegetables, raw, cooked, or pickled, and proteins like eggs or sausages.

9. Leaf peeper bento box

This Japanese recipe is meant to be eaten on a picnic on a walk to enjoy the fall foliage. We’ll sign up for that picnic. Simmered prawns and shitake mushrooms. A rolled omelet with green beans. Mmm.

If some of the ingredients are hard to find, like lotus root and burdock, swap out pickled vegetables and fresh fruit.

10. Bento rice balls

Rice plays an important role in Japanese bento boxes. It can be plain, of course, but rice balls wrapped in nori, and stuffed with treats like grilled salmon are a fun alternative. Use short grain rice for this. It’s stickier, so it will hold together in a ball.

The rice balls, without the nori, are prime candidates for decorating into cute creatures.


22 Insta-Worthy Bento Box Lunches

The original boxed lunch, bento has evolved from peasant farmers’ lunch, to soldiers rations, to upscale picnic fare.

Today, these boxes filled with compartments of tempting fruit, veggies, eggs, sandwiches, salads — anything, really — are more popular than ever. Moms love them. Kids love them. Who doesn’t love them?

Cuteness is the name of the game when rice, vegetables, and eggs are decorated or shaped into animals, flowers, or cartoon characters. Lift the lid on one of these adorable feasts, and it just says Love.

For real, making bento boxes can be time consuming, if you’re new to it. But with the help of tools like tweezers and cookie cutters, and accessories like decorative toothpicks, you’ll soon be stamping out bunnies, hearts, and a certain Kitty. (Hello!)

And here’s a secret, there are plenty of easy ideas among the 22 bento lunches below. If you think about it, it’s really the simple matter of filling a couple of compartments with colorful, tasty, and healthy things to nibble on.

1. Rainbow bento

Taste the rainbow with this artistic arrangement of tomatoes, carrots, grilled corn, and peas. Layer the vegetables and grain into colorful rows. We’re also a big fan of the side of Goldfish.

2. Hello kitty mini pizzas

Mini pizza Margherita’s are transformed into charming kitty faces, stamped from a slice of mozzarella. The pink bow is made from bologna. Instead of nori for the eyes and whiskers, you could also use black olives.

3. Sushi sandwiches

No worries, we’re not suggesting you travel with raw fish or get your fussy eater to try it. This recipe uses canned tuna, rolled in pressed bread with julienned carrots and cucumbers. Sliced into sushi-size rounds, they’re adorbs.

4. Hearts and bunny sandwiches

Cookie cutters transform simple whole wheat sandwiches into shapes that make kids want to eat them. Choose cutters to reflect seasonal holidays.

5. French lunch bento

This blogger goes all out to give her daughter international-themed lunches. She makes good use of toothpick flags and cookie cutters. This picnic-in-a-bento-box includes baby gherkins, grapes, soft Brie, and mini croissants.

Lucky girl to get a slice of lemon tart at lunch.

6. No-cook taco salad bento box

We’ve put this recipe in the kids category, but it’ll make adults happy too. And it couldn’t be easier to put together. Major portion control system on the chips, too!

7. Pita sandwich bento

This blogger ups the cute quotient with the use of a star-shaped cutter for a Christmas theme. Kiwi stars and raspberries fill one compartment. Grape tomato and cucumber salad fills another. Red and green, get it?

And the clever snow pea and carrot Christmas tree… that’s how to jazz up a tuna-filled pita pocket.

8. Bento box 101

There’s a formula for bento boxes in Japan. Small portions and variety. The main ingredient can be fish, or meat. Rice is served with two kinds of okazu, or sides. Vegetables, raw, cooked, or pickled, and proteins like eggs or sausages.

9. Leaf peeper bento box

This Japanese recipe is meant to be eaten on a picnic on a walk to enjoy the fall foliage. We’ll sign up for that picnic. Simmered prawns and shitake mushrooms. A rolled omelet with green beans. Mmm.

If some of the ingredients are hard to find, like lotus root and burdock, swap out pickled vegetables and fresh fruit.

10. Bento rice balls

Rice plays an important role in Japanese bento boxes. It can be plain, of course, but rice balls wrapped in nori, and stuffed with treats like grilled salmon are a fun alternative. Use short grain rice for this. It’s stickier, so it will hold together in a ball.

The rice balls, without the nori, are prime candidates for decorating into cute creatures.


22 Insta-Worthy Bento Box Lunches

The original boxed lunch, bento has evolved from peasant farmers’ lunch, to soldiers rations, to upscale picnic fare.

Today, these boxes filled with compartments of tempting fruit, veggies, eggs, sandwiches, salads — anything, really — are more popular than ever. Moms love them. Kids love them. Who doesn’t love them?

Cuteness is the name of the game when rice, vegetables, and eggs are decorated or shaped into animals, flowers, or cartoon characters. Lift the lid on one of these adorable feasts, and it just says Love.

For real, making bento boxes can be time consuming, if you’re new to it. But with the help of tools like tweezers and cookie cutters, and accessories like decorative toothpicks, you’ll soon be stamping out bunnies, hearts, and a certain Kitty. (Hello!)

And here’s a secret, there are plenty of easy ideas among the 22 bento lunches below. If you think about it, it’s really the simple matter of filling a couple of compartments with colorful, tasty, and healthy things to nibble on.

1. Rainbow bento

Taste the rainbow with this artistic arrangement of tomatoes, carrots, grilled corn, and peas. Layer the vegetables and grain into colorful rows. We’re also a big fan of the side of Goldfish.

2. Hello kitty mini pizzas

Mini pizza Margherita’s are transformed into charming kitty faces, stamped from a slice of mozzarella. The pink bow is made from bologna. Instead of nori for the eyes and whiskers, you could also use black olives.

3. Sushi sandwiches

No worries, we’re not suggesting you travel with raw fish or get your fussy eater to try it. This recipe uses canned tuna, rolled in pressed bread with julienned carrots and cucumbers. Sliced into sushi-size rounds, they’re adorbs.

4. Hearts and bunny sandwiches

Cookie cutters transform simple whole wheat sandwiches into shapes that make kids want to eat them. Choose cutters to reflect seasonal holidays.

5. French lunch bento

This blogger goes all out to give her daughter international-themed lunches. She makes good use of toothpick flags and cookie cutters. This picnic-in-a-bento-box includes baby gherkins, grapes, soft Brie, and mini croissants.

Lucky girl to get a slice of lemon tart at lunch.

6. No-cook taco salad bento box

We’ve put this recipe in the kids category, but it’ll make adults happy too. And it couldn’t be easier to put together. Major portion control system on the chips, too!

7. Pita sandwich bento

This blogger ups the cute quotient with the use of a star-shaped cutter for a Christmas theme. Kiwi stars and raspberries fill one compartment. Grape tomato and cucumber salad fills another. Red and green, get it?

And the clever snow pea and carrot Christmas tree… that’s how to jazz up a tuna-filled pita pocket.

8. Bento box 101

There’s a formula for bento boxes in Japan. Small portions and variety. The main ingredient can be fish, or meat. Rice is served with two kinds of okazu, or sides. Vegetables, raw, cooked, or pickled, and proteins like eggs or sausages.

9. Leaf peeper bento box

This Japanese recipe is meant to be eaten on a picnic on a walk to enjoy the fall foliage. We’ll sign up for that picnic. Simmered prawns and shitake mushrooms. A rolled omelet with green beans. Mmm.

If some of the ingredients are hard to find, like lotus root and burdock, swap out pickled vegetables and fresh fruit.

10. Bento rice balls

Rice plays an important role in Japanese bento boxes. It can be plain, of course, but rice balls wrapped in nori, and stuffed with treats like grilled salmon are a fun alternative. Use short grain rice for this. It’s stickier, so it will hold together in a ball.

The rice balls, without the nori, are prime candidates for decorating into cute creatures.


22 Insta-Worthy Bento Box Lunches

The original boxed lunch, bento has evolved from peasant farmers’ lunch, to soldiers rations, to upscale picnic fare.

Today, these boxes filled with compartments of tempting fruit, veggies, eggs, sandwiches, salads — anything, really — are more popular than ever. Moms love them. Kids love them. Who doesn’t love them?

Cuteness is the name of the game when rice, vegetables, and eggs are decorated or shaped into animals, flowers, or cartoon characters. Lift the lid on one of these adorable feasts, and it just says Love.

For real, making bento boxes can be time consuming, if you’re new to it. But with the help of tools like tweezers and cookie cutters, and accessories like decorative toothpicks, you’ll soon be stamping out bunnies, hearts, and a certain Kitty. (Hello!)

And here’s a secret, there are plenty of easy ideas among the 22 bento lunches below. If you think about it, it’s really the simple matter of filling a couple of compartments with colorful, tasty, and healthy things to nibble on.

1. Rainbow bento

Taste the rainbow with this artistic arrangement of tomatoes, carrots, grilled corn, and peas. Layer the vegetables and grain into colorful rows. We’re also a big fan of the side of Goldfish.

2. Hello kitty mini pizzas

Mini pizza Margherita’s are transformed into charming kitty faces, stamped from a slice of mozzarella. The pink bow is made from bologna. Instead of nori for the eyes and whiskers, you could also use black olives.

3. Sushi sandwiches

No worries, we’re not suggesting you travel with raw fish or get your fussy eater to try it. This recipe uses canned tuna, rolled in pressed bread with julienned carrots and cucumbers. Sliced into sushi-size rounds, they’re adorbs.

4. Hearts and bunny sandwiches

Cookie cutters transform simple whole wheat sandwiches into shapes that make kids want to eat them. Choose cutters to reflect seasonal holidays.

5. French lunch bento

This blogger goes all out to give her daughter international-themed lunches. She makes good use of toothpick flags and cookie cutters. This picnic-in-a-bento-box includes baby gherkins, grapes, soft Brie, and mini croissants.

Lucky girl to get a slice of lemon tart at lunch.

6. No-cook taco salad bento box

We’ve put this recipe in the kids category, but it’ll make adults happy too. And it couldn’t be easier to put together. Major portion control system on the chips, too!

7. Pita sandwich bento

This blogger ups the cute quotient with the use of a star-shaped cutter for a Christmas theme. Kiwi stars and raspberries fill one compartment. Grape tomato and cucumber salad fills another. Red and green, get it?

And the clever snow pea and carrot Christmas tree… that’s how to jazz up a tuna-filled pita pocket.

8. Bento box 101

There’s a formula for bento boxes in Japan. Small portions and variety. The main ingredient can be fish, or meat. Rice is served with two kinds of okazu, or sides. Vegetables, raw, cooked, or pickled, and proteins like eggs or sausages.

9. Leaf peeper bento box

This Japanese recipe is meant to be eaten on a picnic on a walk to enjoy the fall foliage. We’ll sign up for that picnic. Simmered prawns and shitake mushrooms. A rolled omelet with green beans. Mmm.

If some of the ingredients are hard to find, like lotus root and burdock, swap out pickled vegetables and fresh fruit.

10. Bento rice balls

Rice plays an important role in Japanese bento boxes. It can be plain, of course, but rice balls wrapped in nori, and stuffed with treats like grilled salmon are a fun alternative. Use short grain rice for this. It’s stickier, so it will hold together in a ball.

The rice balls, without the nori, are prime candidates for decorating into cute creatures.


22 Insta-Worthy Bento Box Lunches

The original boxed lunch, bento has evolved from peasant farmers’ lunch, to soldiers rations, to upscale picnic fare.

Today, these boxes filled with compartments of tempting fruit, veggies, eggs, sandwiches, salads — anything, really — are more popular than ever. Moms love them. Kids love them. Who doesn’t love them?

Cuteness is the name of the game when rice, vegetables, and eggs are decorated or shaped into animals, flowers, or cartoon characters. Lift the lid on one of these adorable feasts, and it just says Love.

For real, making bento boxes can be time consuming, if you’re new to it. But with the help of tools like tweezers and cookie cutters, and accessories like decorative toothpicks, you’ll soon be stamping out bunnies, hearts, and a certain Kitty. (Hello!)

And here’s a secret, there are plenty of easy ideas among the 22 bento lunches below. If you think about it, it’s really the simple matter of filling a couple of compartments with colorful, tasty, and healthy things to nibble on.

1. Rainbow bento

Taste the rainbow with this artistic arrangement of tomatoes, carrots, grilled corn, and peas. Layer the vegetables and grain into colorful rows. We’re also a big fan of the side of Goldfish.

2. Hello kitty mini pizzas

Mini pizza Margherita’s are transformed into charming kitty faces, stamped from a slice of mozzarella. The pink bow is made from bologna. Instead of nori for the eyes and whiskers, you could also use black olives.

3. Sushi sandwiches

No worries, we’re not suggesting you travel with raw fish or get your fussy eater to try it. This recipe uses canned tuna, rolled in pressed bread with julienned carrots and cucumbers. Sliced into sushi-size rounds, they’re adorbs.

4. Hearts and bunny sandwiches

Cookie cutters transform simple whole wheat sandwiches into shapes that make kids want to eat them. Choose cutters to reflect seasonal holidays.

5. French lunch bento

This blogger goes all out to give her daughter international-themed lunches. She makes good use of toothpick flags and cookie cutters. This picnic-in-a-bento-box includes baby gherkins, grapes, soft Brie, and mini croissants.

Lucky girl to get a slice of lemon tart at lunch.

6. No-cook taco salad bento box

We’ve put this recipe in the kids category, but it’ll make adults happy too. And it couldn’t be easier to put together. Major portion control system on the chips, too!

7. Pita sandwich bento

This blogger ups the cute quotient with the use of a star-shaped cutter for a Christmas theme. Kiwi stars and raspberries fill one compartment. Grape tomato and cucumber salad fills another. Red and green, get it?

And the clever snow pea and carrot Christmas tree… that’s how to jazz up a tuna-filled pita pocket.

8. Bento box 101

There’s a formula for bento boxes in Japan. Small portions and variety. The main ingredient can be fish, or meat. Rice is served with two kinds of okazu, or sides. Vegetables, raw, cooked, or pickled, and proteins like eggs or sausages.

9. Leaf peeper bento box

This Japanese recipe is meant to be eaten on a picnic on a walk to enjoy the fall foliage. We’ll sign up for that picnic. Simmered prawns and shitake mushrooms. A rolled omelet with green beans. Mmm.

If some of the ingredients are hard to find, like lotus root and burdock, swap out pickled vegetables and fresh fruit.

10. Bento rice balls

Rice plays an important role in Japanese bento boxes. It can be plain, of course, but rice balls wrapped in nori, and stuffed with treats like grilled salmon are a fun alternative. Use short grain rice for this. It’s stickier, so it will hold together in a ball.

The rice balls, without the nori, are prime candidates for decorating into cute creatures.


22 Insta-Worthy Bento Box Lunches

The original boxed lunch, bento has evolved from peasant farmers’ lunch, to soldiers rations, to upscale picnic fare.

Today, these boxes filled with compartments of tempting fruit, veggies, eggs, sandwiches, salads — anything, really — are more popular than ever. Moms love them. Kids love them. Who doesn’t love them?

Cuteness is the name of the game when rice, vegetables, and eggs are decorated or shaped into animals, flowers, or cartoon characters. Lift the lid on one of these adorable feasts, and it just says Love.

For real, making bento boxes can be time consuming, if you’re new to it. But with the help of tools like tweezers and cookie cutters, and accessories like decorative toothpicks, you’ll soon be stamping out bunnies, hearts, and a certain Kitty. (Hello!)

And here’s a secret, there are plenty of easy ideas among the 22 bento lunches below. If you think about it, it’s really the simple matter of filling a couple of compartments with colorful, tasty, and healthy things to nibble on.

1. Rainbow bento

Taste the rainbow with this artistic arrangement of tomatoes, carrots, grilled corn, and peas. Layer the vegetables and grain into colorful rows. We’re also a big fan of the side of Goldfish.

2. Hello kitty mini pizzas

Mini pizza Margherita’s are transformed into charming kitty faces, stamped from a slice of mozzarella. The pink bow is made from bologna. Instead of nori for the eyes and whiskers, you could also use black olives.

3. Sushi sandwiches

No worries, we’re not suggesting you travel with raw fish or get your fussy eater to try it. This recipe uses canned tuna, rolled in pressed bread with julienned carrots and cucumbers. Sliced into sushi-size rounds, they’re adorbs.

4. Hearts and bunny sandwiches

Cookie cutters transform simple whole wheat sandwiches into shapes that make kids want to eat them. Choose cutters to reflect seasonal holidays.

5. French lunch bento

This blogger goes all out to give her daughter international-themed lunches. She makes good use of toothpick flags and cookie cutters. This picnic-in-a-bento-box includes baby gherkins, grapes, soft Brie, and mini croissants.

Lucky girl to get a slice of lemon tart at lunch.

6. No-cook taco salad bento box

We’ve put this recipe in the kids category, but it’ll make adults happy too. And it couldn’t be easier to put together. Major portion control system on the chips, too!

7. Pita sandwich bento

This blogger ups the cute quotient with the use of a star-shaped cutter for a Christmas theme. Kiwi stars and raspberries fill one compartment. Grape tomato and cucumber salad fills another. Red and green, get it?

And the clever snow pea and carrot Christmas tree… that’s how to jazz up a tuna-filled pita pocket.

8. Bento box 101

There’s a formula for bento boxes in Japan. Small portions and variety. The main ingredient can be fish, or meat. Rice is served with two kinds of okazu, or sides. Vegetables, raw, cooked, or pickled, and proteins like eggs or sausages.

9. Leaf peeper bento box

This Japanese recipe is meant to be eaten on a picnic on a walk to enjoy the fall foliage. We’ll sign up for that picnic. Simmered prawns and shitake mushrooms. A rolled omelet with green beans. Mmm.

If some of the ingredients are hard to find, like lotus root and burdock, swap out pickled vegetables and fresh fruit.

10. Bento rice balls

Rice plays an important role in Japanese bento boxes. It can be plain, of course, but rice balls wrapped in nori, and stuffed with treats like grilled salmon are a fun alternative. Use short grain rice for this. It’s stickier, so it will hold together in a ball.

The rice balls, without the nori, are prime candidates for decorating into cute creatures.


22 Insta-Worthy Bento Box Lunches

The original boxed lunch, bento has evolved from peasant farmers’ lunch, to soldiers rations, to upscale picnic fare.

Today, these boxes filled with compartments of tempting fruit, veggies, eggs, sandwiches, salads — anything, really — are more popular than ever. Moms love them. Kids love them. Who doesn’t love them?

Cuteness is the name of the game when rice, vegetables, and eggs are decorated or shaped into animals, flowers, or cartoon characters. Lift the lid on one of these adorable feasts, and it just says Love.

For real, making bento boxes can be time consuming, if you’re new to it. But with the help of tools like tweezers and cookie cutters, and accessories like decorative toothpicks, you’ll soon be stamping out bunnies, hearts, and a certain Kitty. (Hello!)

And here’s a secret, there are plenty of easy ideas among the 22 bento lunches below. If you think about it, it’s really the simple matter of filling a couple of compartments with colorful, tasty, and healthy things to nibble on.

1. Rainbow bento

Taste the rainbow with this artistic arrangement of tomatoes, carrots, grilled corn, and peas. Layer the vegetables and grain into colorful rows. We’re also a big fan of the side of Goldfish.

2. Hello kitty mini pizzas

Mini pizza Margherita’s are transformed into charming kitty faces, stamped from a slice of mozzarella. The pink bow is made from bologna. Instead of nori for the eyes and whiskers, you could also use black olives.

3. Sushi sandwiches

No worries, we’re not suggesting you travel with raw fish or get your fussy eater to try it. This recipe uses canned tuna, rolled in pressed bread with julienned carrots and cucumbers. Sliced into sushi-size rounds, they’re adorbs.

4. Hearts and bunny sandwiches

Cookie cutters transform simple whole wheat sandwiches into shapes that make kids want to eat them. Choose cutters to reflect seasonal holidays.

5. French lunch bento

This blogger goes all out to give her daughter international-themed lunches. She makes good use of toothpick flags and cookie cutters. This picnic-in-a-bento-box includes baby gherkins, grapes, soft Brie, and mini croissants.

Lucky girl to get a slice of lemon tart at lunch.

6. No-cook taco salad bento box

We’ve put this recipe in the kids category, but it’ll make adults happy too. And it couldn’t be easier to put together. Major portion control system on the chips, too!

7. Pita sandwich bento

This blogger ups the cute quotient with the use of a star-shaped cutter for a Christmas theme. Kiwi stars and raspberries fill one compartment. Grape tomato and cucumber salad fills another. Red and green, get it?

And the clever snow pea and carrot Christmas tree… that’s how to jazz up a tuna-filled pita pocket.

8. Bento box 101

There’s a formula for bento boxes in Japan. Small portions and variety. The main ingredient can be fish, or meat. Rice is served with two kinds of okazu, or sides. Vegetables, raw, cooked, or pickled, and proteins like eggs or sausages.

9. Leaf peeper bento box

This Japanese recipe is meant to be eaten on a picnic on a walk to enjoy the fall foliage. We’ll sign up for that picnic. Simmered prawns and shitake mushrooms. A rolled omelet with green beans. Mmm.

If some of the ingredients are hard to find, like lotus root and burdock, swap out pickled vegetables and fresh fruit.

10. Bento rice balls

Rice plays an important role in Japanese bento boxes. It can be plain, of course, but rice balls wrapped in nori, and stuffed with treats like grilled salmon are a fun alternative. Use short grain rice for this. It’s stickier, so it will hold together in a ball.

The rice balls, without the nori, are prime candidates for decorating into cute creatures.


22 Insta-Worthy Bento Box Lunches

The original boxed lunch, bento has evolved from peasant farmers’ lunch, to soldiers rations, to upscale picnic fare.

Today, these boxes filled with compartments of tempting fruit, veggies, eggs, sandwiches, salads — anything, really — are more popular than ever. Moms love them. Kids love them. Who doesn’t love them?

Cuteness is the name of the game when rice, vegetables, and eggs are decorated or shaped into animals, flowers, or cartoon characters. Lift the lid on one of these adorable feasts, and it just says Love.

For real, making bento boxes can be time consuming, if you’re new to it. But with the help of tools like tweezers and cookie cutters, and accessories like decorative toothpicks, you’ll soon be stamping out bunnies, hearts, and a certain Kitty. (Hello!)

And here’s a secret, there are plenty of easy ideas among the 22 bento lunches below. If you think about it, it’s really the simple matter of filling a couple of compartments with colorful, tasty, and healthy things to nibble on.

1. Rainbow bento

Taste the rainbow with this artistic arrangement of tomatoes, carrots, grilled corn, and peas. Layer the vegetables and grain into colorful rows. We’re also a big fan of the side of Goldfish.

2. Hello kitty mini pizzas

Mini pizza Margherita’s are transformed into charming kitty faces, stamped from a slice of mozzarella. The pink bow is made from bologna. Instead of nori for the eyes and whiskers, you could also use black olives.

3. Sushi sandwiches

No worries, we’re not suggesting you travel with raw fish or get your fussy eater to try it. This recipe uses canned tuna, rolled in pressed bread with julienned carrots and cucumbers. Sliced into sushi-size rounds, they’re adorbs.

4. Hearts and bunny sandwiches

Cookie cutters transform simple whole wheat sandwiches into shapes that make kids want to eat them. Choose cutters to reflect seasonal holidays.

5. French lunch bento

This blogger goes all out to give her daughter international-themed lunches. She makes good use of toothpick flags and cookie cutters. This picnic-in-a-bento-box includes baby gherkins, grapes, soft Brie, and mini croissants.

Lucky girl to get a slice of lemon tart at lunch.

6. No-cook taco salad bento box

We’ve put this recipe in the kids category, but it’ll make adults happy too. And it couldn’t be easier to put together. Major portion control system on the chips, too!

7. Pita sandwich bento

This blogger ups the cute quotient with the use of a star-shaped cutter for a Christmas theme. Kiwi stars and raspberries fill one compartment. Grape tomato and cucumber salad fills another. Red and green, get it?

And the clever snow pea and carrot Christmas tree… that’s how to jazz up a tuna-filled pita pocket.

8. Bento box 101

There’s a formula for bento boxes in Japan. Small portions and variety. The main ingredient can be fish, or meat. Rice is served with two kinds of okazu, or sides. Vegetables, raw, cooked, or pickled, and proteins like eggs or sausages.

9. Leaf peeper bento box

This Japanese recipe is meant to be eaten on a picnic on a walk to enjoy the fall foliage. We’ll sign up for that picnic. Simmered prawns and shitake mushrooms. A rolled omelet with green beans. Mmm.

If some of the ingredients are hard to find, like lotus root and burdock, swap out pickled vegetables and fresh fruit.

10. Bento rice balls

Rice plays an important role in Japanese bento boxes. It can be plain, of course, but rice balls wrapped in nori, and stuffed with treats like grilled salmon are a fun alternative. Use short grain rice for this. It’s stickier, so it will hold together in a ball.

The rice balls, without the nori, are prime candidates for decorating into cute creatures.


22 Insta-Worthy Bento Box Lunches

The original boxed lunch, bento has evolved from peasant farmers’ lunch, to soldiers rations, to upscale picnic fare.

Today, these boxes filled with compartments of tempting fruit, veggies, eggs, sandwiches, salads — anything, really — are more popular than ever. Moms love them. Kids love them. Who doesn’t love them?

Cuteness is the name of the game when rice, vegetables, and eggs are decorated or shaped into animals, flowers, or cartoon characters. Lift the lid on one of these adorable feasts, and it just says Love.

For real, making bento boxes can be time consuming, if you’re new to it. But with the help of tools like tweezers and cookie cutters, and accessories like decorative toothpicks, you’ll soon be stamping out bunnies, hearts, and a certain Kitty. (Hello!)

And here’s a secret, there are plenty of easy ideas among the 22 bento lunches below. If you think about it, it’s really the simple matter of filling a couple of compartments with colorful, tasty, and healthy things to nibble on.

1. Rainbow bento

Taste the rainbow with this artistic arrangement of tomatoes, carrots, grilled corn, and peas. Layer the vegetables and grain into colorful rows. We’re also a big fan of the side of Goldfish.

2. Hello kitty mini pizzas

Mini pizza Margherita’s are transformed into charming kitty faces, stamped from a slice of mozzarella. The pink bow is made from bologna. Instead of nori for the eyes and whiskers, you could also use black olives.

3. Sushi sandwiches

No worries, we’re not suggesting you travel with raw fish or get your fussy eater to try it. This recipe uses canned tuna, rolled in pressed bread with julienned carrots and cucumbers. Sliced into sushi-size rounds, they’re adorbs.

4. Hearts and bunny sandwiches

Cookie cutters transform simple whole wheat sandwiches into shapes that make kids want to eat them. Choose cutters to reflect seasonal holidays.

5. French lunch bento

This blogger goes all out to give her daughter international-themed lunches. She makes good use of toothpick flags and cookie cutters. This picnic-in-a-bento-box includes baby gherkins, grapes, soft Brie, and mini croissants.

Lucky girl to get a slice of lemon tart at lunch.

6. No-cook taco salad bento box

We’ve put this recipe in the kids category, but it’ll make adults happy too. And it couldn’t be easier to put together. Major portion control system on the chips, too!

7. Pita sandwich bento

This blogger ups the cute quotient with the use of a star-shaped cutter for a Christmas theme. Kiwi stars and raspberries fill one compartment. Grape tomato and cucumber salad fills another. Red and green, get it?

And the clever snow pea and carrot Christmas tree… that’s how to jazz up a tuna-filled pita pocket.

8. Bento box 101

There’s a formula for bento boxes in Japan. Small portions and variety. The main ingredient can be fish, or meat. Rice is served with two kinds of okazu, or sides. Vegetables, raw, cooked, or pickled, and proteins like eggs or sausages.

9. Leaf peeper bento box

This Japanese recipe is meant to be eaten on a picnic on a walk to enjoy the fall foliage. We’ll sign up for that picnic. Simmered prawns and shitake mushrooms. A rolled omelet with green beans. Mmm.

If some of the ingredients are hard to find, like lotus root and burdock, swap out pickled vegetables and fresh fruit.

10. Bento rice balls

Rice plays an important role in Japanese bento boxes. It can be plain, of course, but rice balls wrapped in nori, and stuffed with treats like grilled salmon are a fun alternative. Use short grain rice for this. It’s stickier, so it will hold together in a ball.

The rice balls, without the nori, are prime candidates for decorating into cute creatures.


22 Insta-Worthy Bento Box Lunches

The original boxed lunch, bento has evolved from peasant farmers’ lunch, to soldiers rations, to upscale picnic fare.

Today, these boxes filled with compartments of tempting fruit, veggies, eggs, sandwiches, salads — anything, really — are more popular than ever. Moms love them. Kids love them. Who doesn’t love them?

Cuteness is the name of the game when rice, vegetables, and eggs are decorated or shaped into animals, flowers, or cartoon characters. Lift the lid on one of these adorable feasts, and it just says Love.

For real, making bento boxes can be time consuming, if you’re new to it. But with the help of tools like tweezers and cookie cutters, and accessories like decorative toothpicks, you’ll soon be stamping out bunnies, hearts, and a certain Kitty. (Hello!)

And here’s a secret, there are plenty of easy ideas among the 22 bento lunches below. If you think about it, it’s really the simple matter of filling a couple of compartments with colorful, tasty, and healthy things to nibble on.

1. Rainbow bento

Taste the rainbow with this artistic arrangement of tomatoes, carrots, grilled corn, and peas. Layer the vegetables and grain into colorful rows. We’re also a big fan of the side of Goldfish.

2. Hello kitty mini pizzas

Mini pizza Margherita’s are transformed into charming kitty faces, stamped from a slice of mozzarella. The pink bow is made from bologna. Instead of nori for the eyes and whiskers, you could also use black olives.

3. Sushi sandwiches

No worries, we’re not suggesting you travel with raw fish or get your fussy eater to try it. This recipe uses canned tuna, rolled in pressed bread with julienned carrots and cucumbers. Sliced into sushi-size rounds, they’re adorbs.

4. Hearts and bunny sandwiches

Cookie cutters transform simple whole wheat sandwiches into shapes that make kids want to eat them. Choose cutters to reflect seasonal holidays.

5. French lunch bento

This blogger goes all out to give her daughter international-themed lunches. She makes good use of toothpick flags and cookie cutters. This picnic-in-a-bento-box includes baby gherkins, grapes, soft Brie, and mini croissants.

Lucky girl to get a slice of lemon tart at lunch.

6. No-cook taco salad bento box

We’ve put this recipe in the kids category, but it’ll make adults happy too. And it couldn’t be easier to put together. Major portion control system on the chips, too!

7. Pita sandwich bento

This blogger ups the cute quotient with the use of a star-shaped cutter for a Christmas theme. Kiwi stars and raspberries fill one compartment. Grape tomato and cucumber salad fills another. Red and green, get it?

And the clever snow pea and carrot Christmas tree… that’s how to jazz up a tuna-filled pita pocket.

8. Bento box 101

There’s a formula for bento boxes in Japan. Small portions and variety. The main ingredient can be fish, or meat. Rice is served with two kinds of okazu, or sides. Vegetables, raw, cooked, or pickled, and proteins like eggs or sausages.

9. Leaf peeper bento box

This Japanese recipe is meant to be eaten on a picnic on a walk to enjoy the fall foliage. We’ll sign up for that picnic. Simmered prawns and shitake mushrooms. A rolled omelet with green beans. Mmm.

If some of the ingredients are hard to find, like lotus root and burdock, swap out pickled vegetables and fresh fruit.

10. Bento rice balls

Rice plays an important role in Japanese bento boxes. It can be plain, of course, but rice balls wrapped in nori, and stuffed with treats like grilled salmon are a fun alternative. Use short grain rice for this. It’s stickier, so it will hold together in a ball.

The rice balls, without the nori, are prime candidates for decorating into cute creatures.


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