The only thing A-chan asked for in her bento this morning was couscous so I had freedom to create! I only realized that the robot had no feet when she brought it up. Bah. Originally I was going to have him standing in the lettuce and the lettuce would have hidden the fact that he had no feet. But he wouldn't fit that way and I had to switch him round a bit :) It never occurred to me that he needed feet!
In the bento: Garlic and basil couscous, soy ham robot, raspberries, a container of black beans with carrot stars, cucumber slices, carrot ribbons, sauteed tofu and a lemon wedge.
I cut the robot body out of a slice of soy ham with scissors. The face is made from mozzarella and carrots. The buttons and knobs are mozzarella, cucumber peel, carrot and vegetarian pepperoni. A-chan said that he was too cute and she might not want to eat him.
The most surprising part of the bento to me is the container of black beans. We were in the grocery store and I was just joking when I asked if A-chan wanted me to buy some black beans to put in her bento. She said yes! And she has been eating them, way cool!