I've been encouraged to blog about Bento and share our lunches. I resisted for a while because there are dozens upon dozens of Bento blogs out there who do things, I feel, much better than I do.
My philosophy on Bento is pretty simple: if it looks good, they'll eat it!
I don't think anyone needs to spend an hour making lunches for children or themselves (although I do love to look at the ones who do!) but I think that giving just a little extra attention to detail makes everyone feel special and loved.
I love making Bento as a way to be creative and to show my son how much I care. Not just in the addition of heart shaped cucumbers or sandwiches with smiles but in the balance of nutritious foods and naturally vivid colors used. I also feel like it's a good unspoken lesson being "green" when we're not using things that get thrown away each meal.