This is called “Bento Barney AKA “E Numbers surprise!”
There is only food colouring in the rice and on a bit of the cheese, (oh and on the apple to make the kawaii mushroom!) but the rest is all natural stuff – sultanas, cherries, carrot, cheese, orange and apple.
This was fun to make but from making it to eating it took about 1 hour, inc cleaning the kitchen up.
I’m quite keen not to waste food, so all the little scraps of cheese and apple and carrot have to be eaten (by me as I’m preparing the bento) – I cannot bring myself to throw good food away! This was a delicious Bento, especially with a drizzle of light soy sauce… even my toddler thought so! He loved the cherry and orange skewer too!
It’s a beautiful Sunday Morning and what better way to spend it that preparing a Bento style Breakfast?!
Here it is! —->
I made this by pouring some cornflakes into a bowl, and then put some bread in the toaster. While the toast was cooking, I chopped up a banana and a baby orange. Then I put some of the banana and orange pieces onto mini skewers (food picks) and then poured a little bowl of milk. This would work better with yogurt because the milk splashes about too much really. And then finally I spread peanut butter onto the toast and drizzled caramel syrup on it and then cut out little teddy bear shapes with a small cookie cutter. The eyes, nose and mouth are made from sesame seeds, strategically placed, using a food pick and a bit of peanut butter on the end so it sticks – then you can place the seeds without too much difficulty!