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 Post subject: Bento Ideas
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:28 am 
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I never got into bento too much for my kid's lunches before this week. All the cute halloween food inspired me I guess. I started searching around for ideas that aren't too complicated and thought maybe it would be a good idea to start a thread to share ideas. So here's what I've got so far, please post any you have!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Sandwich & Apples
I checked the ingredients for fruit by the foot online, and although it is chemical-ie it appears vegan. I bet there are some other all natural fruit leathers out there that could work though...
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http://www.bentolunch.net/2014/08/how-t ... FTzcPl4pcQ

Pac Man
This one is just too cool and so easy to veganize, I'm tempted to order the tools!
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http://wendolonia.com/blog/2014/07/16/3 ... i-cutters/

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 Post subject: Re: Bento Ideas
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:49 pm 
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Adorable!

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 Post subject: Re: Bento Ideas
PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:48 pm 
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There's (at least one) vegan bento blog: http://www.bentoriffic.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Bento Ideas
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:00 pm 
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I bought some sandwich cutters (like a cookie cutter for a sandwich) in the beginning of the school year to help make lunch more exciting. I can't make a cute lunch every day, but easy stuff like that I can handle.

I also made a spreadsheet of kid-friendly lunch component ideas if anyone is interested I can pm you.


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 Post subject: Re: Bento Ideas
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:03 pm 
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I follow this blog and I really like it for ideas. She doesn't post as much lately but some of the older posts are great! This blog is all vegan and pretty healthy.

http://www.bentoriffic.com/


editing to say that I realize now that someone already linked to this blog. That is what I get for opening this tab days ago and just now responding!


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 Post subject: Re: Bento Ideas
PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:42 pm 
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Butternut I would like to see your spreadsheet pretty please! D wants nothing but sandwiches and fruit to take to school and I'm ok with that for now but eventually I know she'll get sick of the same ol'.


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 Post subject: Re: Bento Ideas
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:36 am 
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My kid is totally into Baymax and would go nuts over this one!

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^ so cute!

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 Post subject: Re: Bento Ideas
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:56 am 
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Tahdah!

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Not quite as professional looking I guess, but not too shabby!
I couldn't find vegan eyes so I used mini dandies and bits of Crows black gumdrops I happened to have on hand.
I also got a natural beet/apple fruit leather from WF.

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 Post subject: Re: Bento Ideas
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:52 am 
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You'reCute!!!!!! Can I see your spreadsheet too? you're so inventive!!

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 Post subject: Re: Bento Ideas
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:18 am 
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Thanks Tofu, I think you meant me? i don't have the spreadsheet though, I think that's butternut.

Here's some xmas ideas. Today I made my kid a hummus sandwich shaped like a snowman and tree using cookie cutters, but no where near as cute as these ideas! It is tough for me to decorate them because my son doesn't like very many veggies right now.

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I think you could use field roast sausages for the boots and either a triangle shaped sandwich + daiya beard, or all daiya.

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Cheeseburger and apple santa

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Broccoli Christmas tree

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Ravioli snowman

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