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Hello Kitty Sandwich Bento

Well, I had plans to post this the week my daughter finished preschool, and then summer happened. Having two kids at home all day is no joke. We had some projects around the house that needed to be tackled – a sad blue room and a boring taupe bathroom needed to be painted pink for two little sisters, we visited some of our favorite people in the world (who incidentally have the most gorgeous live oak trees in Tallahassee), and we met up with my husband’s family at the beach.

Then I blinked and the first month of summer flew by.

We will be resuming our regular schedule this week – I’m so excited to share some J.J. Cole products and an absolutely adorable healthy food board book with you – but first, let’s say hello to Hello Kitty.

When I was a kid, if I wanted Hello Kitty stuff, we had to drive up to Jacksonville to go to the mothership: the Sanrio store. It probably happened twice in my childhood, and it was magical. My daughters don’t understand how sacrosanct this little cat was to me because they see her everywhere we go, including walmart.

This bento box comes together easily, and is one of the happiest lunches I’ve ever sent my daughter.

hello kitty bento box

Hello Kitty Bento Box

Say Hello to Hello Kitty with this adorable and healthy bento box!


some fruit for the letters (I used cantaloupe, watermelon, and kiwi. Pineapple does not work well).

strawberries for the hearts

a piece of bread

black olives

red and yellow bell pepper

carrots, cherry tomato, or other veggies

1 recipe Single Serving Greek Yogurt Dip

Golden raisins or something sweet

mini-alphabet cutters

scissors and a sharp knife

flower cookie cutter


  1. Grab the piece of bread and free-form cut it into a cat shape (or use a cat head cookie cutter). Cut the flowers, too.
  2. Spread the bread with a bit of softened cream cheese. Try to cover the bread all the way to the edges. Spread the flowers, too.
  3. Get some black olives, and cut them into little strips for the whiskers. Cut into circles for the eyes.
  4. Cut the bow circles and flower centers from the bell pepper (I used a tiny circle cutter, but you can use scissors)
  5. Cut a "V" into the top of the strawberry, trim the bottom part into an angle, and then cut the strawberry in half so you have a heart shape.
  6. Put the veggies and veggie dip in a compartment together, and the raisins in another.
  7. Cut the melon thin enough to easily push a mini cookie cutter through. Cut out "HELLO KITTY," and remove the fruit from the cutters carefully (I use a blunt knife).




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