When FM was looking for a new lunch tote many suggested she start packing bento lunches, which made me dig a little deeper into this lunch-packing style. I knew we had books at the library and a coworker who packed bento lunches for herself. FOr the most part bento are healthy and visually appealing lunches, which explains why the photos draw you in to the point where the lunches look too cute too eat!
I discovered Lunch in a Box via Twitter and her site’s FAQ is great if you are a new to bento as well as giving you a jumping off point if you are ready to learn to pack bento.
Once you’ve started packing bento and you want to show off, head over to Bento Lunch for What’s for Lunch Wednesday and share your photos. Plus you can follow the links to blogs with photos and ideas.
Another Lunch has not been updated in a while, but her holiday lunches like St. Patrick’s Day are cute! Bento Fabulous is another site that has not been updated in a while, but that doesn’t mean the previously posted lunches aren’t a great resource.
If you’re thinking most of these sites are geared for kids, but you would like information on bentos for adults, try the recipe section of Adventures in Bentomaking or Just Bento. Just Bento’s archives provides a nice listing of time to prepare and calories for the lunches featured in the photos.
If you’re just a visual person who likes to browse photos, might I suggest you check out Flickr.
That’s just a short list of sites that I looked through when I was learning about bento, if you have a preferred site about bento, please leave a comment!
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