Thursday, August 27, 2015

Happy Bento! Lunches on the Go Book Review and Giveaway

Happy Bento! Lunches on the Go Book Giveaway! ends 9/3/2015

My bento-blogging friend Anna of Becoming a Bentoholic has just come out with a "how-to-bento" book and I was super happy to review it and giveaway a copy of it here. I am so excited for you, Anna! Way to go, girl!

The adorable little book (it's 6"x 6" in size - hee hee) really packs a punch and gives you so many fun, healthy and delicious lunch-packing ideas. Not only that, it's filled with lots and lots of additional info on:
  • bento tools - the whats and hows on using them
  • clever tutorials on how to create cute fun food your kids are sure to love
  • helpful tips on packing food, like my favorite: how to keep thermos foods extra warm
  • a variety of really cool lunch boxes available out there 
  • and even the surprising and not-so-surprising places you can purchase bento items
The book is fun and easy to flip through, young and old, especially since it easily fits in your hand. My girls and I decided to make the Mini Pizzas lunch from page 16. I hadn't used my LunchBots Cinqo in ages and I just happened to have all the ingredients on-hand, so making this lunch was certainly a no-brainer! Super easy, super healthy, fun and delicious - what more could you ask for?!

All of the lunches in this book are way cuter than the lunches I usually make on a daily basis, so it was refreshing to try something new and fun. I just couldn't resist adding the cute Super Mario Brothers mushrooms Anna shows us how to make on page 73, especially since Little Sis just LOOOOVVVES tomatoes and mozzarella. What a fun twist!

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With that, it's giveaway time! Enter the contest by clicking on the rafflecopter link below to win a book for yourself!

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This giveaway is open to contestants with US and Canada shipping addresses only. ONE winner will be notified and will have 48 hours to respond. If no response is received, a new winner will be selected. Anna Adden of Becoming a Bentoholic will be responsible for mailing the winner their prize. Giveaway ends at 11:59, EST, on Wednesday night, 09/02/15. Good luck!

And if you simply cannot wait, follow the Amazon link below to get a copy for yourself, along with some of the bento gear used to put this lunch together. :)

I showed Little Sis her lunch this morning and she was thrilled about it. Just loved to see that huge smile on her face when she opened her lunch. I don't normally get to see that part, so now my day has been made. :) She wanted to see the page in the book to compare and gave my work a big thumbs up, though she did note that I forgot to add in the cheese circles to the mushroom tops. lol. Whoopsie! Sorry girl.

 

When she got home from school today, I asked her how lunch was. Her eyes immediately opened wide and she told me it DELICIOUS!! ...but that it wasn't enough.  Next time she wants MORE! Lol. Well, I'll say that was a hit! Yay!

Thanks so much for stopping by and please feel free to make my day by leaving me a comment, joining my blog in the top right corner or liking my on Facebook at MyEpicureanAdventures - the more the merrier! :)

Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

Here are some items used in this post. To see a full list of my favorite bento gear and such, just visit my "Products I Love" page! :) Any purchases made through these links earns me a little extra cash to support my bento habit, which my hubby would really appreciate. haha! So thank you!!! if you choose to use any of 'em! :)

         

My favorite Bento supplier @ All Things For Sale.  Just click on the pix to view/purchase now! :)

Japanese Bento Accessory Cute Food Pick Flower 24 pcs 


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14 comments:

Caitlyn said...

Love those Mario "mushrooms"!!

melissa said...

I love the make your own pizza!!!

Victoria said...

Love these lunches

Amber Hernandez said...

Adorable! You do a wonderful job as always! I would love to surprise my littles with these cute lunches!

Kaelyn said...

Love more bento ideas.

Anna Adden said...

So cute! I love the picture of little sis checking out the mushrooms. Priceless! Thanks so much for reviewing my book :)

Rachel Smith said...

I need this book for my toddlers lunches!

cpullum said...

This will be a useful book as school starts back on Monday!

chickie717 said...

Thanks for this giveaway and good luck everyone!

Brandee H said...

My son is starting kindergarten in September. These pictures are inspiring! :-)

Anonymous said...

really hope I win this book. It looks amazing.

Nathan Shank said...

I love bento style!

Michelle J. said...

So cute! I love fun ideas.

Lindsay Lee said...

Oh I just love these lunch ideas!!!