Halloween Bento Box
This bento box is a great way to use up leftover odds and ends. And it’s adorable – string cheese with those itchy spider rings? Definitely.
There’s tons of variations on this, too – I used tofu shaped like a moon for some protein, but you could make my quick and easy hardboiled ghost egg instead.
But for this box as shown, I used a crescent moon cookie cutter, a cat cookie cutter, a tiny pumpkin cookie cutter, and some spider rings. I also used a spiralizer for some carrot “pasta” and a Nori Punch for the moon’s face.
For the ingredients, I used up a lot of leftover odds and ends: a little tofu, some grapes, a slice of orange bell pepper, as well as some cute cat shaped pasta we found at Home Goods.
So let’s get started!
Total Time: about 10 minutes
Spooky Bento Box
Add a little Halloween fun to lunch with this easy to assemble bento box!
1 string cheese
1 carrot, grated or spiralized into "pasta"
1 small piece of tofu
a few grapes, cut in half
a small piece of orange bell pepper
fun shape pasta (we found cat pasta at Home Goods)
splash of olive oil and vinegar
a little bit of frozen vegetables (I used some from a bag of mixed diced carrots and peas)
salt and pepper
- In a small pot, bring water to a boil and cook the pasta. Drain.
- Return the pot to the stove, add a splash of olive oil and cook your shaped tofu, about a minute on each side. Put it in the lunchbox on a bed of carrot "pasta" and hold the nori punch over the tofu as you make the face.
- In the same saucepan, cook the frozen peas and carrots until they're soft while you assemble the rest of the lunchbox.
- If you want, thread a toothpick through the grape halves to keep them from moving around.
- Using a vegetable peeler, quickly peel the skin off the bell pepper. Use a cookie cutter (like a pumpkin) to make your shape.
- Put the spider rings over the string cheese.
- Stir the peas and carrots into the cat pasta, and add a drizzle of olive oil and vinegar to taste.
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