Sunday, November 20, 2011

Obento ideas: Simple Lego-inspired brekky

The little pumpkin is into Lego-building nowadays. We actually bought the Duplo blocks for her maybe 1.5 years back but she is really starting to enjoy them now. Her daddy is excited and wants to buy more Duplo blocks for her this Christmas, and build her a Lego table :P

I'm not really a morning person so breakfast is usually a simple affair in my family, unless we go out to eat haha. This morning I decided to make an easy brekky obento for the bub, inspired by the Lego colours she played with. Got a red rectangular box and added in a few of her favourite food, with her little Duplo Lego man for fun.

Obento-making can be as complicated or as easy as you make it. Oh, I do have the tools to make a complicated キャラ弁 (kyaraben, character obentos) but I'm too lazy!! (><)" My mum makes it for the little pumpkin sometimes though, and she loves it! I should really start to put more effort into this to entice her to eat a wider variety of food...

Anyway a really simple obento would just require you to compartmentalise the different food, add a few kawaii utensils/designs and that's it! :) Today's brekky obento consists of

- cut baby bananas
- baked cashews
- Meiji Choco Baby bits
- homemade tapioca cake with coconut shavings
- small packet of Milo

What kind of breakfast do you prepare for your kids?

UPDATE: The boy saw my Lego colours-inspired obento and thought it wasn't fun enough, so he built a Lego "obento box" with the little pumpkin's Duplo blocks :)

She shall have this for her afternoon snack heh.

- Meiji Marble chocolate snack
- Jeju Cactus chocolate from recent Korean trip
- Reese peanut butter cup
- Honey stars


Jessica @FoundtheMarbles said...

That's adorable. What a cutie she is.

Kelvin Ang said...

Nice! I like this Lego inspired breaky!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

This is so cute! I'm pinning this on Pinterest. Btw, thanks for joining us again at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

Stacy said...

Nice! Just to give you an excuse for laziness, the pumpking will appreciate beautiful bentos more if they only appear once in a while. :p

My daughter's breakfast is a bowl of oats... haha how more visually boring can it get?!

Jamie said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE this!!! It is so cute! [I'm not a morning person either.]

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marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

you are so fun what a cool idea I'd love it if you would add this to my link party at

Word Nerd said...

Adorable! My teens want a Lego Obento now. :-)

Shiloh said...

That's an awesome idea! Lego makes everything just a little more fun.:)

Rachel {Lines Across} said...

Such a great idea! My son would LOVE this. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
I hope to see you soon,


That is way too cute! You are an awesome Mom. Glad you shared something so unique with Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits.

Ai Sakura said...

Thanks! We hope to build more different box designs with Lego for her. Stay tuned :)

RedBettySummer said...

You make breaksfast so fun, and yummy. We're late morning people, too, so often we have lunch for breakfast. I saw another idea similar to a be to box where a mom put lunch in an ice cube tray. Pretty clever. Wish I had these ideas when my kds were little. Thanks for sharing.

The Charm of Home said...

This is great! I love those little meals! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!