Making Lunch Fun, One Box at a Time

ben·tol·o·gy (ben t äləjē) Noun : The study of making nutritious and fun lunches for my daughters.

I get a lot of inspiration from other blogs. So, in hopes someone might get some inspiration from me, I've decided to post some pictures here.

This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.Proverbs 3:7-9

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Halloween Hop

Are you ready for Halloween?  My bento buddies and I have put together a Halloween Hop to give you lots of Halloween lunch ideas. From scary to adorable, you'll find it all if you hop through Halloween by following the links provided in each post.

My oldest has a Frankenstein themed lunch:


  • 2 Frankenstein-shaped sandwiches (stacked), decorated with cheddar (shirt), cucumber peel and a Frankenstein face cupcake ring
  • Carrots with ranch
  • Frankenstein kiwi (inspired by this one at Another Lunch)
  • Babybel cheese with a ghost cut-out, decorated with a food safe marker
  • Mini candy bar
My youngest wanted a pumpkin themed lunch:

  • Pumpkin shaped sandwich.  Normally, I would have decorated it with cheese but my youngest is not a super fan of cheese on top of her sandwich.  So, I just pressed the face print into the bread and then added a little outline with food safe color to make it pop.
  • Broccoli with ranch, and a pumpkin pick
  • Clementine with a jack-o-lantern face cut out
  • Bat, pumpkin and moon shaped marshmallows

Ready to hop?  Check out Dina's Halloween post over at What The Girls Are Having!


Here are some of the products (or similar products) that I used when created these lunches.



33 comments:

  1. love them! I must try that tip and outline when I stamp. Sometimes they really do fade into the sandwich and that Jack O Lantern looks great with the outline!!

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  2. Super cute! Well done on the kiwi - so tidy, I'm very impressed. My attempts are a mess :)

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  3. Thanks for the tip on outlining when stamping.. that has been the one thing I am not sure of on stamped sandwiches, not enough definition. Can't wait to try it1

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  4. WOW! These lunches are super awesome! LOVE the Frankensteins! Who knew he could be so cute! :)

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  5. I love your Frankenstein lunch!

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  6. Seriously fabulous Franks!! All the lunches are creative and fun!

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  7. I am in love with your Frankenstein kiwi! SO cute!

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  8. So cute n awesome!! Love the frankenstein set especially. :)

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  9. That is SO CUTE. I love how you used the ring to make a Frank Sandwich.

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  10. Frank is soo cute!

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  11. LOVE it! That Frankenstein lunch is just so awesome! Love the Frank shirt, the Frankenstein Kiwi and the cute ghost cheese!!

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  12. You are amazing! I love how you made Frankenstein cute!

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  13. They are both awesome lunches, love the kiwi Frankenstein!:)

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  14. It's so pretty and colorful! Do you mind if I ask your set up for bento photography? I use natural lighting for my normal food photography but I am having a real problem getting good, colorful photos for my bentos. Any tips?

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  15. Rachel, it looks like you already do my only tip...I think the key is to take in natural light (out of direct sunlight) without a flash. Sorry I can't be more help!

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  16. Your Frankenstein lunch rocks! Great job on both!

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  17. Amazingly wonderful and cute! I'm digging the Frankenkiwi. I really wanted to do one too, but I copped out. It came out great!

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  18. omgosh! FRANK is AMAZING!! Love them both.

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  19. The Frankenstein lunch is too stinkin' cute! I love it!

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  20. Two wonderfully cute lunches...and super extra cute Franken-kiwi!!

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  21. The kiwi Frankenstein is pretty genius!

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  22. Love the Frank lunch so much!!! Great ideas!

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  23. I love your blog! Great job on the Frank lettering.

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  24. Loved your Frankenkiwi so much that I tried it out! Our experience shared here: http://tinkerbean.tumblr.com/search/Halloween

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