Monday, February 7, 2011

Protein with a cute face

About 2 years ago I really went wild with the bento stuff. Bento lunches are more like art and portion control combined. There are all kinds of food molds, picks, cups and the most fun, bento boxes to carry it all in. I've got 2 really cute bento boxes I'll have to take pics of but for now I wanted to share my morning friend.

Bear Mold
Insert freshly hard boiled egg & close
If you don't start out with a crappy egg,
yours will look better than this! :-)















Put a dozen eggs in water that is boiling, let them boil for 4 minutes then turn off the heat. Let them sit for 15-20 minutes in the water and remove them to a bowl. If you want to put them in the molds, this is the perfect time. The eggs are still warm inside and easier to peel. Pop them in the mold, close them, wait about 2 minutes and pop 'em out and put them in a storage container. Perfect not just for kids but adults too. It makes getting in a little extra protein extra cute!

One of my favorite bento sites is Sugar Charms Bento Shop but I got my molds on Ebay at Retro Pop Tokyo.

Hopefully this will give you an idea of how you can make your meals a little more interesting!

2 comments:

  1. These are great!! I love my bento buddies~~ Can't wait to see more of your creations~~

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  2. I've never even heard of these. I thought a Bento Box was something you got at a Japanese restaurant.

    My boys would LOVE these...I'll have to get some!!! Thanks!!!

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