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Bento Box Lunches

Bento Box Lunch Ideas

Bento Boxes are the newest lunch craze for kids.  While they are new for us here in the US, they have been used in Japanese culture for years.  They are traditionally home packed meals for convenience consisting of rice, pickled veggies, and fish or meats. Today many Bento Boxes are made to show love by […]

Bento Box Fun – Jellyfish

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Looking for a quick and easy idea to add a little fun to your child’s lunch? Here’s a quick video tutorial showing how to make adorable jelly fish from hot dogs! So creative!! Special thanks to our video contributor, Angelique for providing us with today’s video: Having trouble viewing the video? Click here to view it […]

This Week in Bento – Save on Organics


It’s time for another fun bento post — this time with tips to help save money on organics! Here are some of the tasty lunches Emily enjoyed this week. Clockwise from Top Left: ranch dressing, air-popped popcorn, turkey pinwheels made with spinach tortilla, organic pretzels (had several coupons, so I stocked up – yay!), organic […]

Adventures in Bento


School has officially begun for Emily, which means lots of homemade packed lunches! I know how challenging it can be to pack a healthy, quick, and budget-friendly lunch, so I thought I would share some of the lunches and snacks Emily enjoyed this week. Clockwise from Top Left: Stonyfield Organic Yogurt, Whole Wheat Cocktail Bread, […]

Bento on a Budget


Clockwise from top left: organic carrot flowers, crackers, Stonyfield organic yogurt topped with home-grown watermelon stars, more watermelon, organic grapes, tuna salad topped with more carrot flowers. Yum!! In less than a week Emily will be starting first grade, which means we’ll be packing up lunches for her to take to school. Have you jumped […]

Frozen Treats Recipe Roundup

Raise your hand if you want summer to last just a tad longer? Yes! Me too! One way to keep the summer going as the Back to School season begins is to make some fun frozen treats with the kids after school. Time in the kitchen after a day at school can help them to […]

Daigku Imo or Candied Sweet Potatoes (Japan)


Kids’ Culinary Passport – Cook and craft around the world! Japan is your next stop on your Kids’ Culinary Passport here at Inner Child Food! My children and I enjoy just about everything from Japan.  We love the food, the culture, and the crafts!  Most people know that rice is very popular in Japan.  In […]

Back to School Round Up


Emily had a terrific first day of 2nd grade, and we are looking forward to a great school year ahead!! In the spirit of back-to-school, I dug deep into our archives and around the web to put together this fun round up: From the Archives: 5 Easy DIY School Supplies Celebrating Education Nation with The 10! […]

Around the Web — School Lunches


Packing a school lunch can be a frugal (and many times more nutritious) alternative to bought school lunches. Here are some inspiring ideas that are sure to make your kid the envy of the lunch room!!   Learn How to Make a Kids Bento Box from AlphaMom — I love that these tips are simple […]

Top 10 Posts of 2010 — #7


Moving on with the countdown of the top 10 posts of 2010. This was the year Emily began public school, and thus began our adventures with packed lunches! We had lots of fun learning tips and tricks to pack fun lunches on a budget, and later I was interviewed by Rodale to elaborate a bit […]

8 Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget

You may be surprised to learn that eating healthy foods can be good for your waistline and your budget! Here are some of our favorite tips for eating healthy without spending a lot of money: Drink Water — Kick the soda habit. Not only is soda loaded with sugar and calories, it is also not […]