These Incredible Lunches Are So Artistic You Won’t Want To Eat Them
“Like a painter’s blank canvas, the possibilities are endless with bento making.”
A Filipino mother has combined her love for arts and crafts with the Japanese tradition of bento boxes to combat her children's eating habits.
Nikki Garcia, told BuzzFeed, "I enjoy arts and crafts and all things creative, but with three kids, pottery, painting or scrapbooking it is just not possible."
"With two picky eaters, I needed a way to assess how much food they were actually getting from their meals."
"I came across beautiful bento boxes on social media that not only looked super cool, but the food descriptions seemed tasty and simple enough to put together."
Now she's inspiring those around her with her creative snacks.
"My entire family has caught on to my bento fever."
While the word "bento" originated from Japan, the Filipino word "imbento" means "to invent".
Using basic cookie cutters, a sharp knife and kitchen scissors, Garcia relies on Japanese kawaii characters and her kids' current interests for inspirations.
For more of Nikki's adorable food art follow her on Instagram.
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