Like a lot of bloggers, I started school today! One of the things I wanted to do was save money and eat better, so I decided to start packing my lunch. Being the slight Japan freak I am, I invested in a bento box awhile ago and I actually look forward to coming up with ways to fit my tasty snacks all neatly together! It's quite smaller portions than we Americans are used to haha, but I have found you can pack a good amount of things, and it really keeps you full. Here are two I've made so far:
Top tier: Cucumber & cream cheese sandwiches and blueberries.
Bottom tier: Organic vanilla yogurt and granola with almonds.
Extra tier: Deviled eggs
Little snacks: Babybel cheese wheel, Pocky, and fruity Japanese candy. (For the commute!)
Packed and ready to go the night before! That's an Organic strawberry beer I've been hoarding for the last week, I need to just drink it already :P Yum.
Top tier: Broccoli salad, cherry tomatoes, and hard boiled egg.
Bottom tier: Dove caramel chocolates, cottage cheese and peach slices.
I think this leaf design is adorable :D!! It even came with chopsticks. Plus, I love funny little English sayings they put on things sometimes. It says "I love natural blessing." Aw! These are super simple and sort of non-traditional bentos, but some people get really into them, making their food into all kinds of shapes and designs. In fact, check out this Flickr group if you get a chance, it's so inspiring! Hopefully I'll have more to show you if I can keep up with making them :)
P.S. Anyone going to school at the Western campus Tri-C in Ohio? I feel like such a new kid! I don't have much time between classes, but I'd love to see a friendly face or meet for coffee or something ^_^.