bento ideas

BLTA Kimbap

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*This post is brought to you in partnership with Outstanding Foods. I never get sick of combining the flavors of bacon (plant-based of course), lettuce, tomato, and avocado.  It just doesn’t get old!  I received a box filled with bags of the different flavors of PigOut Pigless Bacon Chips recently and after we devoured more […]

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Coconut Clusters

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*This post is brought to you in partnership with Organic Traditions. Have you noticed that food allergies seem to be on the rise?  FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) reports, “Researchers estimate that 32 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.6 million children under the age of 18.  That’s one in 13 children, or roughly […]

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Carrot Chip Onigiri

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I had a bit of an epiphany recently.  I have said for years that my favorite food was sushi.  But when I was making a batch of onigiri for the kids last month I realized that although I do love sushi, there is another food that is my true favorite—onigiri.  The first thing I ate […]

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Herb Cashew Cheese Spread

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Happy Wednesday Fuji friends!  How is your January shaping up so far?  Ours has been cold, so I’ve been hibernating a bit.  I did get out for a long run this past Saturday, since the sun was actually going to be out, but by the end of the run I was so frozen that it […]

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How to Make Stick Onigiri

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The new favorite form of onigiri (Japanese rice ball) at our house is stick onigiri.  It’s very popular in Japan right now too, and it’s no wonder, because it’s fun!  The onigiri is formed into a stick shape instead of a ball, triangle, etc.  The easiest technique is a bit different too.  It’s a bit […]

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Garden Noodles & Greek Dip & Parfaits, Oh My! Refresh Your Bento Routine

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How was your Labor Day weekend?  Our was wonderful!  We got back last night from our Idaho adventure and had so much fun that the girls were wishing this morning, while getting ready for school, that we were still in Idaho.  But all adventures must come to an end and back to the grind we […]

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Easter Bento — Happy Spring!!

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Spring is here!! Things are slowly warming up here in Utah. We had several days of temperatures in the 60s, but then it has snowed the past 2 days. Oh well, we’ll get there!

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Build a Birthday Bug Style (Who wouldn’t want a maneki-neko cheesecake?)

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This past Tuesday, January 26th, was Bug’s 7th birthday.  Anyone who has had the chance to spend more than 5 minutes with our little Bug will tell you that she is not short on personality—she’s exploding with it.  One of our family traditions is that the birthday girl/boy gets to choose the menu for their […]

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Cookie Dough Dip from The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches On the Planet

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We are coming to the end of our fourth week of school here in Utah.  This is about the point where I start to run out of steam on lunchbox ideas and it’s time to re-motivate myself and make a plan for the four weeks to come.  Who else is running out of steam?  Raise […]

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Spicy Cucumber Guacamole Sushi Roll—Getting back into a school routine

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You’d think that it would be harder for my girls to get back into their school routines, especially considering this is Bug’s first year of formal schooling as a kindergartner.

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