I found out about this bento contest yesterday, it is ending on 2 June, so no much time, but since I make school lunches for the kids, and I like Hello Kitty (yes yes I know...) here is a little bento :-)
Actually, the bento comes in two boxes, both pink Hello Kitty, they are necessary because I don't like to mix the fruit with the savoury (and the kids don't like that either). Also, although I love bento boxes with sushi, cooking rice in the morning is not an option for me. I need bento lunches that are quick to prepare!
In the savoury bento there is a boiled egg, cut into two, 4 miniature sandwiches of Pumpernickel bread, Gruyère and salad (held with Hello Kitty picks), a small tomato, and raw carrot slices cut like flowers: a good mixture of proteins, carbo and veggies.
For the fruit mixing colours is good: green and yellow kiwi, orange mandarine slices and a purple berry. And another Hello Kitty pick.
All very simple really, but presentation matters, and makes food taste better. Also, it is fun to prepare :-).
Of course no Hello Kitty bento boxes for the boy... but the food is the same!
Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©