GeekAlerts is a staunch advocate of playing with food. So when we discover new ways of playing with food, of course we are going to spill the beans. For fans of the bento box lunch, the Yum-Yum Bento Box Recipe Book will inspire you to create fantastic edible critters out of plain-old food for your bento box.
The risk of showing up with adorable bento lunches is that eyewitnesses might start to get extremely jealous. Rice balls-turned-caterpillars, frogs and penguins, bologna-turned-mice, and hard-boiled eggs-turned-bumblebees… even the kid that shows up at school with Lunchables and a love note can’t compete with that.
Yum-Yum Bento Box: Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches
Oh, boy—obento! These yummy, healthy lunches are all the rage in Japan, where mothers create them as expressions of love for their children. With Yum-Yum Bento Box, Crystal Watanabe and Maki Ogawa devote an entire cookbook to these delicious and adorable meals for all ages! Learn how to craft your favorite foods into a variety of shapes—from caterpillars, cars, and puppy dogs to pretty flowers, princesses, and kitty cats.
Yum-Yum Bento Box features chapters on Cuties & Critters, Fairy-Tale Friends, and Special Day Treats, plus a handy shopping guide, easy recipes for mini snacks, general tips and tricks, and so much more. Stop wasting money on pre-packaged lunches—and start making beautiful, healthy bentos!
This book is chock-full of photos and instructions on how to make little characters out of the simplest ingredients you’d have at home. You’ll be amazed at the things you can do with a sheet nori. Moms and dads who’ve fallen into a lunch maker’s rut will get some fresh ideas on how to make healthy but anti-boring lunches.
The Yum-Yum Bento Box Recipe Book can be found on Amazon for around $10.
We also have mad love for the Zombie Cupcakes book and the more indulgent Junk Foodie book.
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