Bento for the Littles

I’m so excited to introduce you to my brand new series #bentoforthelittles A few months ago I started creating bento meals for my littles…and pretty much fell in love and so did they!


Ok, first of all you are probably wondering…What is Bento?

The term Bento actually comes from a derivative of “convenient” or “convenience”.  It’s one box {container} filled with food…thus making a well balance meal in one dish!  With origins from Japan, which I love because I have an amazing friend who was born and raised in Japan! Bento is more than just a bunch of food smashed together in one box…some of these boxes are AMAZING…I’m still learning 🙂  IMG_0908These wonderful Japanese wives and mamas spend time lovingly creating beautiful healthy meals for the loved ones! You can check out my Bento Pinterest board and see what I mean! For kids bento is FUN! For adults, bento boxes can be a great way to use portion control!


For us Bento Lunches are more than just presentation {although the littles love that} Since 18 months old we have struggled with a daughter who has serious vitamin deficiencies, that lead to serious dental issues that have caused a serious aversion to most food…for about 9 months is was a horrible ripple effect! It has been very emotionally draining and very hard. We REALLY wanted to find something that break this horrible cycle. During our search we found that presentation really matters, not only with little miss, but with our boys who enjoy eating! WIN WIN!!  Creating fun bento meals…breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks is a fantastic way to get your little excited about not only food…but healthy food!


What you need to start Bento-ing?

Seriously all you need is a dish either with or without compartments {like EasyLunchBoxes…that I just happen to be giving away right now! Enter HERE} and some cookie cutters! And a well balanced meal plan! Bento can grow from there…and I mean GROW!!!! One of my favorite places to find Bento gear is Bento USA. You will not believe how much super fun stuff they have!

What’s Bento for the Littles going to consist of?

I will be sharing favorite stores, shops and items {aka my growing stash and wish list!}, plus fun bento things I find at our local asian market and all my creations! AND I want you to do the same! Every time you share a Bento be sure to hashtag #bentoforthelittles & #thelifeinbloom I’m so excited Bento for the Littles…and I even have quite a few fun bento giveaways coming up {and the EasyLunchBoxes going on now!}

Find Bento for the Littles on


Instagram {the is brand spankin new just for Bento!}

Facebook  {this page is brand new too and will be dedicated to all things Bento}



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