As every parent knows, kids can be picky eaters. Trying to come up with a lunch for them for school every day is not an easy task. It’s difficult to find something that will satisfy their taste buds as well as your desire for a nutritious meal.
Most children don’t like food that is mixed together or touching. One way to avoid that is to make a bento lunch. The bento is common in Japan and basically just means a boxed lunch. Typically, it has several compartments into which various food items are arranged colorfully and artistically.
Small individual portions appeal to children’s appetites and tastes, so the bento is a perfect solution for their school lunch. You can make it very simple, or if you have the time and desire, create a work of art.
Although boxes made specifically for bentos can be bought, it’s not necessary to spend a lot of money for a container. Any appropriately sized reusable and nonbreakable dish will serve the purpose. Here’s a site that will give you some ideas to get you started: http://alphamom.com/family-fun/how-to-make-a-kids-bento-box/.