Comfortable 2022! Hope everybody surviving properly up to now. Children are lastly again to high school and Bento making begins once more. Earlier than having children, each time I see any cute and yummilicious college bento, it turns into my dream to make bento for my children. I even attended a meals artwork lesson with my pals! Lastly, when Yi He began her Major college 4 years in the past and I get to comprehend my dream! However the actuality is at all times merciless, 现实总是残忍的. Quickly I noticed doing cute bento not solely required abilities, follow and time. Time is at all times not on our facet if you’re doing bento early within the morning except you don’t thoughts waking up 1-2hrs earlier, however not for me.
Morning generally is a hectic factor, dashing to get children getting dressed, getting them to eat their breakfast and making ready their bento. With pals and followers asking me for tips about bento making, I’ve listed down what I’ve skilled and discovered by means of these 4 years of bento making! Hope all it will provide help to just a little simpler in your bento making!
1. Getting The Proper Bento Field
Step one, in fact, is getting the correct bento field. I’ve tried varied bento packing 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 simple to wash. Choosing the proper bento field nonetheless depends upon your wants and finances.
Yumbox, the favored lunch field French, is well-liked in numerous parenting bento making teams. Its vibrant design, varied compartment makes bento making quite a bit simpler while you plan to pack quite a lot of meals to your baby. They’ve varied designs to fit your wants, due to that, numerous mother and father like to purchase the entire vary of collections.
A cute cartoon chrome steel lunchbox is often present in most of these cute bento making photographs. It’s small, so it makes bento making design quite a bit simpler and nicer. As a result of it’s small, the meals design can be fairly compact, so the meals design will keep throughout transportation. This additionally prevents over packing of meals in case your baby 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 simple to wash. I’ve 3 totally different designs, however what I like most is their Snack Assault Duo and Small Cut up.
2. Bento Mould, form cutters and pins
Since we’re making children 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 may also help you save numerous time. You may get most of those bento equipment from Daiso or a web-based retailer like Shopee or Field and Pins (key “qiqi10” for 10% low cost). All these moulds and cutters may also help to hurry issues sooner, but additionally make your baby’s bento extra appetising.
3. Put together forward
All the time put together forward. You’ll be able to plan per week of bento so you should buy the elements over the weekend.
Like you possibly can cook dinner rice the evening earlier than, or set the cooking timer.
Defrost or marinate the meat the evening earlier than. All this preparation will reduce brief your preparation time.
Apart from the primary recess meals, I at all times put together a snack for the youngsters, so I’ll bake bread/cake or cook dinner dessert the evening earlier than. This technique is superb, particularly should you solely plan to arrange 1 snack to your baby.
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 hold very lengthy though I cook dinner every single day. And the youngsters 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 many others are good bento elements. They’re additionally very straightforward to arrange by microwaving, steam or boiling. And in line with analysis, frozen greens usually retain lots of their vitamins. Though sure greens might lower their dietary worth. However keep in mind, for recent greens, the best way you retain, how lengthy you retain and the cooking technique may also 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 sensible gadget may also help you pace up your cooking course of. You should use a cooker with a timer, Thermomix or Ninja. Whereas the devices doing their “work”, I’ll take this time to arrange myself and the youngsters.
Making ready bento early within the morning generally is a hectic factor, particularly if you end up dashing for time and chasing the youngsters to arrange. However with correct planning and early preparation, it may be a satisfying and an pleasing factor.
No matter cause that makes you need to put together bento, simply bear in mind to treasure the second, as a result of I don’t assume they are going to need bento once they go to secondary college.
Hope my ideas helps!