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Bento boxes are a traditional Japanese meal and range from the ordinary to extraordinary.

The typical bento box is usually comprised of a grain, most often rice, a protein, and vegetables, and your imagination is the only limit when it comes to creating this eatable art. Cookie cutters, rice presses and vegetable carvings all come together to make this meal a feast for the eyes as well as the palate

A bento box can be as simple as rice and vegetables packed into a disposable plastic box. These meals are quick and easy and a great way to keep calories in check. Or, if one has a bit of time and flare, art and food can combine to create a true gastronomic masterpiece.

The elaborate bento style called kyaraben or character bento is often packed in elegant lacquer boxes and contains beautifully crafted lunches almost too pretty to eat. Japanese cartoons, comic books and video games are all popular themes when crafting kyaraben. Nature themes are popular as well and with vegetable and rice presses creating graceful landscapes.

The video above shows great ideas and tips to creating a fun and healthy bento box and several great recipe books are popping up in bookstores. Whether you keep it simple or try your hand at the creative side of bento, these cute box lunches just plain fun.

Cheers!

Elizabeth

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