One of the biggest critiques of bento-making is how much time it takes or how crazy the creations can be. Totally understandable. There are many mornings when I stumble out of bed bleary-eyed, squint at what’s inside the fridge, and throw things together in a hurry and hope for the best.
In fact, some of the simplest lunches are the ones my boys have enjoyed the most. Here’s one recent example using my trusty Easylunchboxes container:
- pb&j sandwich, halves stacked
- simple squares granola bar (LOVE these. Nuts, vanilla, honey, salt, coconut flakes. SIMPLE. )
- snap peas
That’s it. Really. No flowers made of thinly sliced veggies, no grapes-turned-arthropods, not even any crusts cut off. But the choices offered, the contrasting colors, and how neatly everything fits together make it visually appealing and a sight for sore eyes and hungry bellies.
Another good reason to keep it simple? A few extra minutes of precious sleep for you, which is good enough reason to do just about anything.