nutritious and fun bento box ideas and photos, healthy recipes and tips for making your own bento box lunch

hapa bento

Chicken and Rice Bento 3

Posted on November 19, 2011 by Debra


While I was on vacation last week I had the opportunity to pack a couple of real school -lunch bentos!

They were for two very sweet high school students who were gracious to indulge me with my hobby. Okay, obsession.

Their mom said they eat about anything but I kept things pretty basic with teriyaki chicken, fried rice, tamagoyaki, cucumbers and sliced tomatoes.

Luckily for me their pantry had a stash of containers and I was able find these…a perfect size!

Everything worked out great and I heard that the kids enjoyed their bentos that day!

For more bento tips, information and recipes subscribe to hapa bento via your email or newsreader

Japanistic – cool, fun, well-designed Japanese bentos and other products!

Failed Lup Cheong Bento 12

Posted on February 03, 2011 by Debra

What a treat for Saba Man…I’ve been bombarding  him with pork ever since our #twitterfoodparty on Monday.  The package of lup cheong lasted longer than expected.

Hey, being the lone meat-eater in the house has it’s benefits!

He gets it eat it all!

Or does he…?

Read the rest of this entry →

Lunchbots Bento and Review 8

Posted on January 14, 2011 by Debra


I’m crazy about stainless steel bento boxes!  An obsession, a passion, a fascination or … a healthy fixation.   Okay, I go with that. :)

Read the rest of this entry →

Sausage, Tamagoyaki and Noriben 4

Posted on December 28, 2010 by Debra

An odd but tasty combination for today’s bento lunch.  I started in one direction…traditional Japanese then veered off towards Italy!   Read the rest of this entry →

Furikake Tuna Burger Bento 14

Posted on December 19, 2010 by Debra

Less than a week away from Chirstmas and we are in hyper-drive to complete all tasks before— not one, but two— long weekends.  I’m so glad that both holidays fall on Saturday this year.

I’ll still be packing bento lunches though. Like many of you, Saba Man does not have the same luxury but at least he’ll have nutritious and yummy lunches to see him through.

Read the rest of this entry →

Yakisoba Bento 8

Posted on December 16, 2010 by Debra

Woot!  Introducing a new bento box.  Two-tiered stainless steel!   I loves this box.

Read the rest of this entry →

National Sushi Day Bento 7

Posted on November 01, 2010 by Debra

Saba Man wishes everyday is National Sushi Day as he loves when his bento is  filled with inarizushi. 

Read the rest of this entry →

Chicken, Rice and Ham Bento 10

Posted on October 02, 2010 by Debra

Does this bento lunch look familiar?

Read the rest of this entry →

Musubi and Eggplant Snack Bento 20

Posted on September 29, 2010 by Debra

I occasionally  receive emails  remarking on how small my bentos are for Saba Man…”does Saba Man eat little meals?”
Read the rest of this entry →

Bento Lunch for Friends 10

Posted on September 11, 2010 by Debra

I get asked often if I sell my bentos.  No I don’t, but I do give them to friends or family that request a yummy lunch. Read the rest of this entry →

Broiled Saba and Satsumaimo Bento 7

Posted on September 09, 2010 by Debra

Today’s bento is a sort of potpourri of foods!  A little of this, a little of that— equals a lot of flavor and a bit of a fragrance.

Read the rest of this entry →

Karaage and Salmon Misoyaki Bento 12

Posted on September 06, 2010 by Debra

Today’s featured bento contains an unlikely ingredient…karaage or Japanese style fried chicken!

Read the rest of this entry →

Related Posts with Thumbnails

  • Ban 160x600 japan tradition
  • Your alt text here.

  • Ban 160x600 style lunch
  • 160x160 take maru
  • Zen-160x160 Your alt text here.
Get Adobe Flash playerPlugin by wordpress themes

↑ Top