You can buy Bento sets but being the 'on a dime' kind of girl and finding that they are expensive, I decided to transform my own containers into Bento containers using silicone cupcake liners. I had seen paper cupcake liners used in a few blogs but they create garbage which as I mentioned is a no-no at our school and I found that some juicy items (i.e. raspberries) break down the liners and create a soggy mess. You don't run into this problem with the silicone liners.
My favourite thing about them is that they're pliable and fit into basically any container you can find. No special lunch boxes or containers needed.
I love the creativity at A Pretty Cool Life where one mom shares her super-cute lunches. Don't they look enticing??? I think even the pickiest eaters would be tempted. I noticed she uses the silicone cups too!!!
|Image & Idea: A Pretty Cool Life|
I have to say she is WAY more creative than I am in a morning but no matter how creative you want (or don't want) to be in the cutting department, pick up some silicone cupcake liners and you will boost the temptation factor of your lunches immediately and feel good knowing that you are sending a litter free lunch to school!