Everyday Bento by Wendy Thorpe Copley

bentoEveryday Bento: 50 Cute and Yummy Lunches To Go

By Wendy Thorpe Copley

120 pages – ages 12+

Published by Tuttle Publishing on March 4, 2014

Synopsis- Do you know the way to make a quick, healthy, and fun lunch that looks nice? Well, if not, have you ever tried bento? You don’t know what bento means? Bento is a Japanese style meal that is packed into a box and able to be taken along with you. This book gives you simple recipes on how to make bento box meals with American items and a lot of fun!

What I Thought- This was a nice recipe book. Ms. Copley has written a comprehensive guide to making bento boxes for the beginners.  The recipes are simple and really easy to understand. This isn’t really a kids book but I bet any kid would love to get packed lunches like this!

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Plus it makes a great parent kids activity – making great lunches! The book covers the basics and the tools you might want to get to make the fun shapes and molds. Some of the recipes are more complicated than others, and would take more time to make, but you can get some great ideas from it. There are easy-to-follow instructions and pictures. All in all, this is a really nice book! We (meaning mom and me) used some of the things we had around the house and the pictures and guides from the book and created a bento box lunch! How did we do?


I give “Everyday Bento” four out of five bookworms!fourbooks

Check out the Every Day Bento website for ideas and video tutorials! Click HERE

Categories: Age 12+

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23 replies

  1. Spring Garden Bento! Good work, E. Add some goose poop and dump it into my dog bowl. Let’s do this!!!

    Love and licks,

  2. I’ve seen a basic version of this before but this is amazing. I have cutters that I could put in the lunch pails but as soon as they carry the bag it would tip everywhere. Hmm…

  3. Such beautiful lunches! I love them but I never seem to be able to pull this off for my kids!

  4. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing about this, Erik. I’m going to show my daughter; she may like to try this occasionally for my grandson’s lunches.

  5. Yum! Great job! Looks like this book has a lot of good ideas.

  6. Just what the world needs: a new generation of food snobs. Feh! As the primary lunch-maker in my house, I’ll stick with my strategy: “Here’s your PB&J, kid, now scram.”

  7. Bento boxes are so fun and a great way to encourage kids to eat healthily. We eat with our eyes first! You and your mom created a great bento box, Erik.

  8. What a great idea! Making bento boxes together.

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