I recently attended my first ever bento workshop and learned how to put together a totally kawaii Kelly Ketchup bento box for my kids! Japanese-certified bento box maker, Kat Maderazo of Bento by Kat, demonstrated just how easy it is to create themed lunchboxes your kids will love, with a little help of Heinz tomato ketchup.
Step 1 – Prep all the tools and elements you need. We had rice, flat scrambled egg, cheese, nori (seaweed), chicken nuggets, fresh fruit and vegetables, and of course Heinz ketchup.Step 2 – Color your rice by mixing it with Heinz ketchup. Blend well!
Step 4 – Cut seaweed for the hair, and egg for the dress. Use a puncher to make seaweed eyes and lips!
Step 6 – Fill in the spaces with your viand and sidings. Make sure your box is tightly packed.
Here’s how my bento box turned out! Not bad for a first timer, right?
As you can see, all it takes is a few simple ingredients and a little imagination to take a meal from dull to delicious, truly a feast for the senses, especially for our little ones!
Share your own bento box creations using Heinz ketchup and tag them #YourFoodDeservesBetter on Instagram! Thanks so much Heinz and Bento by Kat!