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

Monday, September 23, 2013

Piano Bento Lunch

My oldest daughter loves playing the piano.  So, when I saw this lunch that Rina from Bento School Lunches made, I knew I would have to recreate it for her.  

Unfortunately, the execution didn't quite go according to plan.   Rina used nori, which looks great but my kids really don't like.  So, I often use cucumber peel instead.   That was my plan here until I went to get it (after already making the sandwich and the piano keys) and discovered my husband had eaten all the cucumber for lunch.  Hmmm...plan B....pea pods?   The color is a little strange but at least you can tell what it's supposed to be.

  • 2 rectangular shaped sandwiches (stacked) and decorated with provolone cheese and pea pods to look like piano keys
  • Carrots with ranch
  • Red and green grapes with music note picks
  • Hershey's Chocolate Nugget


  1. I love it! I think the pea pods work perfectly!

  2. I love your version Caren, it is so cute and creative using what you had on hand! Thanks for the mention and I am sure your daughter will love this cute lunch, I can imagine her smile! :)