Monday, December 26, 2011

Checking Out the "Competition" - BentOnBetterLunches

Candy Girl from BentOnBetterLunches makes super cute lunches and meals for her five kids: Beanstalk, Bella,  Pickle, Sprout and Birdie! Whew! And I can barely bother to make meals for just ONE kid! She shares her bento meals, Muffin Tin Meals, and even some recipes that look like maybe even *I* could do them without messing them up too badly! Like me, she uses a lot of EasyLunchBoxes, Lunch Punches and other sandwich and cookie cutters, and fun picks. Unlike me, she does it far more betterer.

While I hate bell peppers, I like these Flower Power lunches because of the visual appeal. And while it looks stunning, I could totally do this! If I could be bothered to actually choke down another slice of bell pepper in a fruitless attempt to get my kid to try them.

Candy Girl claims she is Nuts About Fall, and she clearly is! It was hard to pick just one of her gorgeous Fall-themed meals to show off. I chose this one because I liked the windmill cookie. And maybe if I stare at it hard enough, eventually I'll be able to figure out how to do the checkerboard apples that every other bento-er on the planet seems to be able to master effortlessly.

Here's some cute Teddy Bear Day fun! While not a bento, I like that she makes cute meals for the kiddos eating at home too. And I'm crazy jealous of her mad sprinkles-skeelz. I would have settled for a one-sprinkle-smile! :)

I love, love, LOVE her Sea, How Cute! bento, while at the same time I'm ragingly green with envy at how cute and flawless it looks. Mine would have more raggedy edges, and most likely be missing facial features! And maybe a few "I HATE YOU!!!" stab marks in all the food that thwarted me and my efforts. Which would be all of it, pretty much. Except the crackers. Hey. Even *I* can pour pre-made crackers into a dishy!

You can follow and subscribe to Candy Girl on her blog BentOnBetterLunches, of course, but also on Facebook and Twitter!


  1. Awesome. Love Candigirl's colorful and super creative lunches!!

  2. Thanks for the love Ludicrous Mama! Hope you are getting some rest on your babymoon!

  3. Love BentOnBetter Lunches, too! And I am always amazed at how awesome her lunches are!

  4. Peppers of all types make GREAT snacking things with ranch dip.


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