Soup Bento

To illustrate how easy it is to pack an easy, healthy meal I wanted to show you potentially the easiest lunch ever.

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This lunch is packed in the awesome, versatile Black+Blum Lunch Pot .

It contains chicken and sweet corn soup in the larger container with bread and chilli croutons in the smaller container.
Obviously if you like more soup you could fill both containers with soup, if you like less soup you could fill the smaller container.

While this lunch was made with store bought products it would be healthier and cheaper to make your own, this is an illustration of just how easy packing lunch can be.

And at around £1.15 for the soup, croutons and bread in this box it can be cheap too! (Cheaper if you use those last bits of vegetables that would go bad in the next few days to make your own soup!)

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Laptop Lunches Giveaway Result!

So my giveaway is over!!

The winning comment was * DRUMROLL*

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Amy!! Congratulations Amy!!!

Unfortunately a lot of the entries didn’t follow the rules and thus weren’t counted.

I would just say if you’re entering giveaways in the future make sure to read the rules to make sure you don’t miss out!!!

Pirate Day Bento Blog Hop

Ahoy me hearties!!

You’ve only gone and found yourself the best booty there is!

Bento booty!

Today is Talk like a pirate day. Me and me fellow bento shipmates have made a pirate themed bento hop for all you land lubbers to enjoy!

I decided to turn my ship in a different direction, my bento is based on my favourite space pirate, Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV from Cowboy Bebop. A show about space pirates and space cowboys!

What could be better?!

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This bento contains:
• A peanut butter and jelly/jam sandwich.
• A cheese and nori Radical Edward silhouette.
• Minced beef and non-hallucinogenic mushrooms.
• Cherry tomatoes.
• Broccoli and cauliflower.
• Mixed vegetables and
• Carrot “Ed” smileys.

It also contains my DIY keyboard baran because every genius hacker needs her keyboard.

As this isn’t traditionally pirate-y here is Bentley as a pirate 🙂

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He’s a peanut butter and jelly/jam sandwich with nori details.

Avast! Tis the end of my post so turn that ship around and head over to Keitha’s Chaos by clicking the button below before I make ye walk the plank!

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If you set sail from me and you’ve come back full circle why not jump ship and see what another set of sea dogs have made!

Click here to stowaway on their ship!

Laptop Lunches Giveaway!!

UPDATE!!!! Giveaway now closed!!!

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As previously mentioned in my Laptop Lunches Bento System review the lovely ladies at Laptop Lunches provided one of their wonderful products to be given away to one of my wonderful readers!!

To be given away is the wonderful bento box in black and avocado.

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This giveaway is open worldwide and will be running until 12am GMT Monday the 23rd of September.

How to enter:

You get one entry for leaving a comment with your favourite lunch item

You get another entry for liking Oh!Bento on Facebook.

You get one entry for following Oh!Bento on Twitter.

You get one entry for sharing the giveaway on either Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or your own blog. This is the only entry that can be earned once a day!

!!!!!RULES!!!!!

• Please leave a comment for each entry, and please post ENTRY at the beginning of the comment. Please also include the name of the account used to follow or the URL of the post including the giveaway.
Eg. ” ENTRY. I have followed on twitter my name is ANON”

• Please leave your email or a way to contact you in at least one of your entry comments.

• This giveaway will end on 23rd of September. The winner will have 2 days to reply after being notified. If no reply is received a new winner will be selected.

This giveaway is open worldwide so let all of your friends know!!!

I will be using Random.org to select the winner so the more entries made the better your chance of winning.

Share each day and you will have lots more entries and a higher chance of winning!

Laptop Lunches Review and Fajita Bento

I have wanted to get my hands on a Laptop Lunches bento system for a long time but alas I live in the wrong part of the world for most bento goodies.

UNTIL NOW!

No, sadly I’m not moving but Laptop Lunches are now available in the UK on Amazon!

And the wonderful ladies at Laptop Lunches have sent me two sets of their awesome product, one to review and one to give away to you wonderful people! (As this is a long post I will be doing the giveaway in a separate post tomorrow)

If you haven’t seen a Laptop Lunches system before they are genius!

They’re made up of smaller boxes inside a protective case. These boxes allow you to pack guided amounts of each food group in an easy way. You don’t even need to make fancy bento to make them look good, the layout of the box helps make that happen!

Onto the review:


Cost: 4/5


For £30.35 on Amazon you can get your hands on the great Laptop Lunch system, an insulated bag and a set of stainless steel cutlery. While £30.35 may sound expensive you do get a lot for your money.

Each set is comprised of 5 inner boxes of varying sizes and one outer protective case.

It is definitely worth the cost i say.

Size: 5/5

With a large size this box is perfect for everyone.
Packing for someone with a small appetite? Take out some of the inner boxes and replace with a juice box.

Packing for an adult? No problem, this box is far big enough for an adult appetite!

The five boxes that come with the system range in size and consist of:
• 400ml
• 300ml
• 200ml
• 150ml
• 50ml

Ease of Use: 5/5

One of the challenges with packing lunches is working out what should go where to make it look appetizing etc.

This box takes away almost all of that worry. Each box can be used for a food group which allows you to pack in a short amount of time while still making a cool lunch that can be jazzed up quickly with picks etc.

Style: 5/5

One of the great things about the Laptop Lunch system is the amount of colours and styles available.

So far there are 13 choices of colour mixes available, that doesn’t mean that is all there can be. With separate inner boxes available you can mix and match until you have the perfect set for yourself.

Pros:

  • Quality product
  • Versatile
  • Easy to use
  • Great for all the family

Cons:

  • Could be cost prohibitive
  • Made up of multiple pieces which may be hard for a young child to manage

Overall a great product and I’m sure I’ll get lots of use out this awesome system.

Here is a lunch I prepared in my Laptop Lunch system :

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This lunch contains everything needed to make very tasty fajitas!
It includes:
• Spicy chicken pieces
• Red and Green peppers
• Sweet corn
• Grated carrot
• Lettuce and
• Mayonnaise

REMEMBER TO CHECK BACK TOMORROW FOR THE GIVEAWAY! YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS OUT ON AN AWESOME, FREE LUNCHBOX RIGHT?

Guest Post: Quick, Easy and Delicious!

Today’s guest post is written by my friend Beth. She makes simple lunches that are both delicious and healthy!

Hi! I’m Beth of A Boy & His Lunch. I pack cute, bento-style lunches for my two year old son, Jacob. Today he has a super quick & super easy school lunch!

  • CuteZCute Panda sandwich
  • Annie’s Homegrown organic cheddar snack mix
  • Watermelon and Blueberries
  • Annie’s Homegrown organic fruit snacks in the shape of rabbits
  • Lunchbox Love Note

All packed in our super-cute Boon Trunk Snack Box!

See, how tasty does that lunch look!!!

Did you know there is a tiny island in Turkey called Rabbit Islands, it is inhabited by rabbits that eat watermelon so they look like they’re wearing lipstick 🙂

Guest Post: Raccoon Bento

Today’s guest post is written by my lovely friend Rebecca. Her bentos are very cute! Take it away Rebecca!

Howdy from Texas!  My name is Rebecca Wolfe, and I am the author of Bentos on the Bayou.  I am so excited to be writing today’s guest post for Keith, and I hope he is having a wonderful time in Turkey!  Keith and I share a love of all things kawaii, especially charaben bento.

The bento I am sharing with you today is 2 little raccoons – something we have plenty of here in Texas!  To get the grey color for the raccoons, I ran black sesame seeds through my coffee grinder, then mixed them with steamed short-grain sushi rice.  NOTE:  Add a bit of warm water as you mix them together to keep the rice from getting too dried out.  The accents on the raccoons are hand cut nori paper and provolone cheese.

What else is in the box?

Green Leaf Lettuce, Snap Peas, Cucumber, Carrot & Celery Sticks, Grape Tomatoes

Colby-Jack Cheese Cubes, Ham

Raccoons Bento

– Rebecca

Wow! The raccoons are so kawaii!

Don’t forget to check out Rebecca’s amazing blog by clicking the button below!

Bentos on the Bayou

Keith