Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Heart-full bento


This bento turned out to have a theme, though I didn't know it until I was taking the picture.  Hmm.  I guess it's almost Valentine's Day!  Oh boy, we get to make chocolates!  A-chan is already gushing about the chocolate making tradition and has started counting down the days.  I was informed this morning at breakfast that there are only 19 days til Valentine's.

In the bento: A heart shaped container filled with chickpeas and feta, steamed broccoli, baby carrots, two bamboo picks with veggie hot dog slices and provolone cheese hearts, a lemon slice, two potato and cheese pierogies, pear slices, blueberries and a tiny tomato on a heart pick.

I find it difficult to make the heart shaped container fit into my bentos so it usually sits unused in my bento gear box.  However, this bento was designed around it!  It was the first thing to go in and I worked everything else around it.

13 comments:

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

Very cute! I can't believe it's so close to Valentine's day already!

Bentobird said...

Loving the happy heart theme here...now you've got me inspired and thinking about Valentine's Day bentos, how fun!!

Natakiya said...

Thank you, Jenn! Me either, I keep getting surprised by the fact that it's late Jan. now.

Natakiya said...

Thanks so much, Bentobird. I'm so glad that you like it :) Have fun with the Valentine's inspiration!

Lia Chen said...

A very sweet bento! You just alert us to start making a Valentine's theme bento hehehe ... Wish you a great weekend! (^.^)

sheri fujihara chen said...

Happy Valentine's Day (already!) ~ I love the abundance of hearts and love!

Bentobliss / Ceinwyn / Ingrid said...

Love is in the air and hearts are everywhere :o) Inspiring theme ...

OhayoBento said...

Valentine's Day is coming up too fast! I can't wit to see your chocolates, don't forget to share some pics with us. Gorgeous bento!!

Natakiya said...

Thanks, Lia!! I can't wait to see everyone's Valentine Bentos :-)

Natakiya said...

Thanks, Lia!! I can't wait to see everyone's Valentine Bentos :-)

Natakiya said...

Thank you, Sheri! The hearts were fun to make :)

Natakiya said...

Hi, Ingrid! Thanks :) I'm glad that you like it!

Natakiya said...

I will definitely post pics of the Valentine's chocolates, Heather. We make them every year, yum!