Did you know …

That William Sonoma has an entire kids section their website where they feature rocket shaped spatulas, princess cookie cutters .. and pans like this??: 

That ‘cakelet’ pan is seriously too cute! Look for the wsKids link at the top of WilliamSonoma.com.

Anyways to those I haven’t shared this with .. my new internet obsession is Bento sites. Bento, from my limited understanding, is creating beautiful meals in little tiny ‘bento’ boxes. I believe its a Japanese thing, but its super cute, and can be really pretty. 

Some bento sites I’ve visited:

You get the point, each of those blogs has links to other bento blogs .. I could serious look at the cute little box meals for hours while gobbling down giant plates of food :P Just kidding.

But I think these would be a great tool for controlling portion size, getting the right nutrition and getting your kids to eat healthy things by making them cute .. I mean look what these ‘bento’ women can do with rice balls & hard boiled eggs:

The shapes were made with ice cream sandwich molds you can find on amazon, that little piggy was dyed pink with food coloring. Its just amazing. [here's the whole article

To learn more about bento check out the wikipedia page or any of the links up above and if this actually inspires you to create your meals in boxes, I demand pictures!
 

  1. Nikki Konicki posted the following on April 26, 2008 at 8:09 am.

    I love the cakelet pan, and the idea of making kid-friendly bentos! The cow and pig box is awesome.

  2. Chelsi posted the following on April 28, 2008 at 10:13 am.

    We had bento boxes over in Japan and loved them – they are the perfect portion control method! I love that they have kids inspired ones, too cute :)

  3. Chelsi posted the following on April 28, 2008 at 10:14 am.

    “Ditto” what others said on the theme…


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