Sunday, 23 May 2010

No.30 'Smiley Pin' bento

Another bento week is here! Today's bento is my entry for the 'Happy and Healthy' contest at Kid's Dream Your Dream 

I try to make all of my bentos happy and healthy, but for this particular contest theme I wanted to keep the colours and proportions really clear and clean. I've added three smiley face 'pins' made out of cheese, and those have a little story behind them. A couple of years back I started wearing a smile pin on my coat, because a smile pin made me smile! I had a few people ask me whether I worked with children because of the pin and I would explain that I am a mother, but not really understand why they thought I worked with children. Anyhow, I gave my children smile pins shortly after I started wearing mine and they have stuck to wearing theirs on their coats too. It has become a sort of family emblem! A nice, happy little thing we share between us. 

The contents of the bento are plain sushi rice, rocket leaves, tuna mixed with coleslaw, cucumber sticks and sliced radishes with mild english cheddar smiles. In the fruit layer I've sliced a bit of big, juicy Jaffa orange and some seedless green grapes.


  1. Thanks for participating in the 'Happy & Healthy' contest! The bento is really healthy, and I like the happy story behind it so much! A very precious bond among family members! :D

  2. Thank you for your kind comments KidsDreamWork! I hope you have fun with your contest entries. :-)

  3. This is sure one happy and healthy bento! Wish all the best for the contest :)

  4. Thank you Lia. My children were pleased to see what I'd made for them this morning. :-)



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