Cute Pinky Bear Lunch — Just for Fun!

by Wendy Copley on January 12, 2015

Cutie Bear Bento Lunch -- I love all the girly touches!

As the mom of two boys, I don’t get a lot of chances to make girly-girl lunches and sometimes — every now and then — that makes me sad. Like kids clothes and scrapbook supplies, it seems like bento manufacturers create waaaaay more products that are targeted at girls than they do for boys. Despite the fact that my kids wore pink pajamas and played with tea sets and dolls when they were younger, they both began adhering to strict gender norms when they entered elementary school and now the color pink is strictly forbidden in their lunch boxes. Boo hoo for me!

I happen to like pink a lot though and I also enjoy hearts and bows, so on a whim I decided to make myself a girly-girl lunch last week. Basically, I just pulled every bento tool my kids won’t let me use on their lunches out of my supply stash and I went to town. I started by adding slices of a Cara Cara orange which is supposed to be kind of pink-ish inside. (Yeah, I dunno…maybe.) I also filled a small container with some Eat Well Embrace Life beet hummus. I was sent a sample of this hummus and I love it. It’s a little sweeter than normal hummus and it doesn’t have that strong cumin flavor that so many store-bought hummuses (hummi?) have. Also, it is the most gorgeous pink color I’ve ever seen. It’s like fairy princess hummus. Next up: snap peas and cauliflower with every pink pick I could find jabbed into them. There were flowers and jewels. It was glorious. Finally, I made a cute little bear sandwich filled with tuna salad using my CuteZCute Cuddle Palz set. I put another pink bow pick on top of her head and I gave her a thin slice of radish cut into a heart shape to hold. Unfortunately, I realize now that I forgot to give her hands to hold the heart. Sorry, cute bear sandwich…

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  • Angela Knutsen

    i hope that you enjoyed your girly lunch. Your pink Hummus looks like taramosalata – yum yum!

  • Sarah of Zoeslunchbox

    I am in complete agreement that this lunch is glorious! I hope every touch of pink brought you joy! I sure enjoyed it!

  • gabbe howey

    so fun & i’m so happy that you made yourself a cute lunch! try to make & enjoy them more often!!

  • Mamabelly

    I love that you made this lunch for yourself! And I can relate! After having had three boys, shopping in the girl’s department at the store was exhilarationg and fun!

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