I received this book for free from Cedar Fort in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Happy Bento!: Lunches on the Goby Anna Adden
Published by Cedar Fort on August 11, 2015
Genres: Adult, Cookbook
Source: Cedar Fort
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Liven up your lunch box! Perfect for holidays, birthdays, or any day of the week, traditional Japanese Bento boxes are trendier than ever and they encourage kids of all ages to eat healthy foods by making them cute and colorful! These fun food craft projects let you create themed edible designs that are just as much fun to make as they are to eat!
Lunch + Fun = Bento!
Add some cuteness to your lunches with these adorable bento box recipes. By combining traditional Japanese bento style with familiar Western foods, you get the best of both worlds!
Check out these awesome bento options
Blast off Hippopotamus
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Colorful, creative, and fun for the whole family, bento lunches are the perfect way to encourage healthy eating by making good foods look even more appealing than junk. So go ahead—open up your lunch box and play with your food!
With Happy Bento in hand, you can say good-bye to boring lunches and hello to healthy, happy food!
My children stole this cook book as soon as it arrived and were busy making shopping lists from the recipes inside Happy Bento. So far we’ve packed a shark and Alice in Wonderland bento to go. Let me tell you we are in love. The author has put together such a wonderful little cookbook with great ideas for school lunches and picnics. It is user friendly, has colorful photos and a small compact paperback size.
All of the ingredients were easy to find and yummy, the lunches nutritious. We enjoyed Anna’s ideas. We packed them on our field trip in fun vintage tupperware containers with cupcake liners. I even ate a sliced raw pepper for the first time! Yes and yes– go get this one.
About the Author
As a child, Anna was a very picky eater. Although she has learned to love new foods, she is still picky. Anna wanted her children to have a well-rounded palate and explore new foods. She discovered bento lunches when her daughter started preschool and needed a packed lunch. Packing meals in a cute and fun way has encouraged her kids to eat healthy and try new foods. For Anna, making bento lunches is a fun hobby that offers an outlet for her creativity.
“Happy Bento!” blog tour schedule
August 12: Beneficial Bento
August 13: Bent On Better Lunches • connywithay
August 14: Wendolonia
August 15: Reidhead Random-ness
August 16: Keitha’s Chaos
August 17: Bunches o Lunches
August 18: School Lunch Ideas
August 19: What’s for lunch at our house
August 20: Loving Lunches
August 21: Bentoriffic • Wishful Endings
August 22: Zoe’s Lunchbox
August 23: Creative Food
August 24: Eclectic Lamb
August 25: Lunchbox Dad • The Author’s Hideaway
August 26: Bento School Lunches
August 27: My Epicurean Adventures
August 28: Yummy Bites by Amy
August 29: Fire and Ice • Inklings and Notions
August 30: Bento for Kidlet
August 31: Eats Amazing • Kaisy Daisy’s Corner