I am so excited to finally have a "real" Bento box!
A few weeks ago, I used my Amazon gift cards that I got with my Swagbucks and bought some Bento gear for my giveaway and then used a little to splurge on myself. I bought this cute Urara Blue Dragonfly 2 Tier Japanese Bento Box.
The box was a bit smaller than I expected, but I'm guessing that Bento boxes aren't really supposed to be big. After my initial excitement wore off, I realized that I was facing a bit of a challenge... I was going to have to learn to think, "Inside the box!"
For my first attempt, I made two mini cashew butter and banana sandwiches on some new "mini" whole wheat sandwich thins I found (aren't they cute??!) I added carrots and cheese slices to fill up the bottom box.
For the top box I made a fruit salad with pineapple, banana, blueberries and blackberries.
In the bottom layer I have a clementine, kiwi, and blackberry fruit salad, and an extremely poor attempt at a hard boiled fish using an egg mold. Anyone have any tips for using egg molds?? It didn't come with instructions and what I did quite obviously didn't work!
I'm linked up to What's For Lunch Wednesday and I'll definitely paying close attention to the other links this week so that I can learn more about how to do a "real" Bento!