It has been cake season in my kitchen for the past two months! A time of year where most of the family and our friends have their birthdays and other small celebrations requiring cake. All the baking and associated cooking really made a dent in my bento creation time. That didn't stop the bento, but it did stop me from spending so much time getting decorative with them. The following are a selection of the simple but nutritious bento that I have made recently.
1. Falafel pita bento
Falafel and salad mini pita wedges with carrot and cheese. Satsuma slices and dried banana in the second layer.
2. Cottage cheese pita bento
Cottage cheese and salad pita wedges with mandarin orange segments and a cheese and onion roll in the second layer.
3. Spicy vegetable samosa bento
Sliced spicy vegetable samosa with carrot, satsuma segments, dried banana and a Frusli bar.
4. Jammy heart bento
Jam sandwich hearts on wholemeal bread, dried cranberries and banana, melon wedges and a satsuma.
5. Veggie sausage and cheese roll bento
A vegetarian sausage, cheese roll, strawberries, dried banana and a Humzinger fruit bar.
6. Tomato pasta bento
Pasta twirls in tomato and garlic sauce, cheese cubes, Quorn vegetarian nuggets and a second layer of dried banana chips.
7. Pesto pasta bento
Basil pesto pasta with satsuma, dried cranberries and mini Oreo cookies in the second layer.
8. Mini samosa and pesto potato bento
Mini vegetable samosas with baby new potatoes in green pesto, melon wedges and satsuma.
9. Cheesy tomato pasta bento
Cheesy tomato pasta bento with green seedless grapes and satsuma.