Bento Box Art + My Favorite Bento Box Recipes

Have you ever had a Bento box before?  Bento boxes are Japanese all-in-one meals.  They come in an open box that is divided into sections, and each section contains a different part of your meal (i.e. rice, vegetables, meat, fruit, sushi, etc.)  Lately, I have been seeing all sorts of amazing Bento box art, and it has blown me away!  Keep reading to check it out, plus see some great recipes for Bento boxes.

Most recently, I came across some Harry Potter-themed Bento boxes that are absolutely adorable!  Here’s an example of one:

(photo courtesy of the Broward-Palm Beach New Times)

Click here to view even more Harry Potter Bento boxes!

Another one of my favorite places to check out cool Bento boxes is at the blog Happy Little Bento.  Sherimiya always comes up with some amazing, colorful, and truly artistic lunches for her little ones.  Here is one of my faves, a Fourth of July-themed box:

(photo courtesy of Happy Little Bento)

If you’ve never had a Bento box before, why not try making one in your own home to start with?  Here are some recipes that would go perfectly in an Asian-style Bento box:
Cold Soba and Cucumber Salad
Tempura Broccoli Florets
Japanese Dessert
Simple Miso Tofu Soup
Teriyaki Kabobs

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