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So, it’s spring downunder and while the rest of the world is getting ready for a deep freeze, we are finally experiencing some warmer weather. I felt it was high time I welcomed said warmer weather with a cute springtime bento lunch. There are so many adorable bento accessories available to celebrate spring. I just wish I had some of these earlier in the year as Miss 6’s class is called the bumblebees!
First up, this lunchbox is one that I don’t normally send to school, it’s the three compartment bento lunchbox. Why don’t I normally send it to school? Well, Miss 6 loves her yumbox so much! But this is a great lunchbox, I think she’s not a major fan due to the lack of cute styling. But this is our go to lunchbox for school trips as it is so light! And it’s leakproof, so there’s no compromising.
I had some fun with this lunchbox, because I had lots of new tools to play with. I used my trusty rice ball maker, filled them halfway with sushi rice, then added smoked salmon, then topped with rice, squeezed to for the perfect balls then dropped them onto a bed of baby spinach. I then cut some cute little flowers with my veggie cutters out of carrot. I stuck in some leaf picks and added a flower and a clover.
The next step is making the cherry tomatoes look like cherries, they look positively adorable, and it takes a matter of seconds! It’s really just a case of sliding the tomatoes onto the stalks …and BAM! Cuteness overload!
Then the cheese and crackers, well everything looks better well organised, so they’ve been put into little cups to keep them separate. It also serves the purpose of ensuring the compartment is better filled which means it is less likely stuff will move around in transit. Use your flower cutter to cut the wax from the front of the babybel cheese to make it fit with the theme!
Finally, I lined the little food cups with orange to give me something to stick the leaf picks into and topped them with the strawberry and blueberry “flowers”.