Blissful 2022! Hope everybody surviving properly up to now. Children are lastly again to highschool and Bento making begins once more. Earlier than having youngsters, every time I see any cute and yummilicious college bento, it turns into my dream to make bento for my youngsters. I even attended a meals artwork lesson with my mates! Lastly, when Yi He began her Major college 4 years in the past and I get to appreciate my dream! However the actuality is at all times merciless, 现实总是残忍的. Quickly I spotted doing cute bento not solely required abilities, follow and time. Time is at all times not on our aspect in case you are doing bento early within the morning except you don’t thoughts waking up 1-2hrs earlier, however not for me.
Morning is usually a hectic factor, speeding to get youngsters getting dressed, getting them to eat their breakfast and getting ready their bento. With mates and followers asking me for recommendations on bento making, I’ve listed down what I’ve skilled and realized by way of these 4 years of bento making! Hope all this may enable you a bit simpler in your bento making!
1. Getting The Proper Bento Field
Step one, in fact, is getting the precise bento field. I’ve tried varied bento containers, all have their professionals and cons, however I made a decision to stay with the Sistema lunch field. As a result of it’s light-weight, doesn’t develop mould simply and is straightforward to scrub. Choosing the proper bento field nonetheless is determined by your wants and price range.
Yumbox, the favored lunch field French, is well-liked in plenty of parenting bento making teams. Its vibrant design, varied compartment makes bento making so much simpler whenever you plan to pack quite a lot of meals to your little one. They’ve varied designs to fit your wants, due to that, plenty of dad and mom like to purchase the entire vary of collections.
A cute cartoon chrome steel lunchbox is usually present in most of these cute bento making images. It’s small, so it makes bento making design so much simpler and nicer. As a result of it’s small, the meals design will likely be fairly compact, so the meals design will keep throughout transportation. This additionally prevents over packing of meals in case your little one is a small or gradual eater.
Right here comes my favorite lunchbox, Sistema. Sistema is a well known meals storage container from New Zealand. Like I discussed beforehand, it’s light-weight and straightforward to scrub. I’ve 3 completely different designs, however what I like most is their Snack Assault Duo and Small Break up.
2. Bento Mould, form cutters and pins
Since we’re making youngsters bento, how can we miss out on all the lovable little mould and cutters? In case you are not good at slicing, all the lovable moulds and cutters might help you save plenty of time. You may get most of those bento equipment from Daiso or an internet retailer like Shopee or Field and Pins (key “qiqi10” for 10% low cost). All these moulds and cutters might help to hurry issues quicker, but in addition make your little one’s bento extra appetising.
3. Put together forward
At all times put together forward. You’ll be able to plan per week of bento so you should purchase the substances over the weekend.
Like you possibly can prepare dinner rice the evening earlier than, or set the cooking timer.
Defrost or marinate the meat the evening earlier than. All this preparation will lower brief your preparation time.
Moreover the primary recess meals, I at all times put together a snack for the children, so I’ll bake bread/cake or prepare dinner dessert the evening earlier than. This technique is superb, particularly when you solely plan to organize 1 snack to your little one.
4. Use frozen meals
I used numerous frozen meals for the child’s bento, particularly the greens. Initially, I purchase recent greens and I realised they will’t maintain very lengthy despite the fact that I prepare dinner every single day. And the children find yourself consuming it for lunch and dinner as a result of I’m attempting to make use of it earlier than it will get spoiled.
Frozen broccoli, cauliflower, lotus, and so on are good bento substances. They’re additionally very simple to organize by microwaving, steam or boiling. And based on analysis, frozen greens typically retain lots of their vitamins. Though sure greens could lower their dietary worth. However keep in mind, for recent greens, the best way you retain, how lengthy you retain and the cooking technique will even lower the vegetable dietary worth. So frozen greens’ profit outweighs recent greens (except freshly pluck instantly). Most significantly, they will final very lengthy!
5. Use of kitchen devices
Getting a wise gadget might help you velocity up your cooking course of. You should utilize a cooker with a timer, Thermomix or Ninja. Whereas the devices doing their “work”, I’ll take this time to organize myself and the children.
Getting ready bento early within the morning is usually a hectic factor, particularly if you end up speeding for time and chasing the children to organize. However with correct planning and early preparation, it may be a satisfying and an satisfying factor.
No matter motive that makes you need to put together bento, simply bear in mind to treasure the second, as a result of I don’t suppose they may need bento once they go to secondary college.
Hope my suggestions helps!