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Welcome to the Bentolunch Livejournal community! If you are new to the group, please take a few moments to look at this group's posting guidelines. Briefly:
  • All entries must present bento boxes that were prepared by or for the person posting. Occasional questions posts are also permitted, but they must be directly bento-related.
  • Please keep one representative photo of your lunch outside the cut and any other pictures behind a cut. If you show multiple lunches in one post, one picture of each lunch can be outside the cut.
  • Photos of closed or empty bento boxes, multiple pictures of the same lunch, and recipes must be behind a cut.
  • Entries are tagged by user name. If you want a tag, please post a link to one of your posts in this community in the can I have a tag? thread.
    There are also tags for general use, such as vegetarian, gluten-free, recipes, and so on. A complete list is in the posting guidelines.
  • Please only suggest stores to be added to the online bento shopping guide if you have shopped with them before and had a good experience with them.
  • The mod is not the only person allowed to remind people of the rules. Any member can politely point out guidelines that new posters may not be aware of.
  • Have other questions? Please check out this community's Frequently Asked Questions.
25th-Sep-2017 03:19 pm - HEALTH BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL
Wondering what coconut oil is good for? Well, this superfood benefits in many things like hair care, skin care, good digestion, weight loss and much more. Coconut oil is not only used in the countries where its plantation is abundant, i.e tropical countries (Sri Lanka, Polynesia), but is also used in countries like United States, Canada, Australia and Europe.
Coconut oil is often called “The Healthiest Oil On Earth” and is included in the list of “Power food”.
Studies have shown that people having a diet high in coconut oil are healthier as they have fewer heart diseases, cancer, and colon problems. Reason being, there is a presence of good cholesterol and good saturated fats in coconut oil.
What’s more, organic coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that can improve your health in many ways. You can easily digest MCFAs.

Coconut oil is rich in Lauric acid saturated fats which are proven to protect your heart by reducing total cholesterol and increasing just good cholesterol.

When applied externally coconut oil forms a protective layer which is an antibacterial layer to protect the infected part of the body. Also, it helps to speed the healing process by helping to repair damaged tissue.

As mentioned on the first point, coconut oil is good in Lauric acid. This nutrient supports the body’s immune system to boost.

It’s great for muscle building! Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT), found in coconut oil are used in many muscle building products, However, many supplement companies use processed forms of MCTs in their products. The best way to get the natural and most effective form of MCTs is to get it from its very source, i.e. coconut oil.

Just add 3 spoons of coconut oil in your protein shake.

As discussed above, Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) found in coconut oil also helps you with your weight loss. A superfood that will supercharge your weight loss.

This is for all exercise freaks, who don’t add any supplements into their diet. Organic coconut oil can help you feel less fatigued and require less sleep by stimulating your metabolism. It can also enhance athletic performance.

Stretch marks can be formed not just due to pregnancy but also due to excess weight gain or weight loss. In any situation, virgin coconut oil can help you get rid of stretch marks with regular massaging on that area.

Thyroid gland being one of the important glands of our body gets help in stimulating the activity and to ensure the proper functioning of it.

Using organic virgin coconut oil as a lotion will help improve your skin, hair, and nails, Due to its moisturizing and smoothing powers which also promotes elasticity.

When applied on injuries, organic virgin coconut oil can help prevent the spread of staph infection and it also helps in the treatment of skin disorders.

These are some of the benefits of coconut oil among many of its benefits.

Let me now help you with the purchase of virgin coconut oil. There are many brands which offer you the coconut oil, but there is only one best and the best is Farmer Uncle.
Farmer Uncle offers you the best quality organic virgin coconut oil and other organic food products which can easily be bought online.

I have been ordering organic stuff from them and they have never failed to impress me with their services and quality.

This is it, for now, see you next time with another healthy post.
7th-Apr-2015 06:23 pm - What's inside?
starbucks tsubasa ♡
hi everyone!♥
please tell me what is in this bento?
i would like to know each item?

aina tanaka (japanese model) bento!

thank you~ \(^-^*)
15th-Jan-2014 12:17 pm - Kumamon Bento
Picnic with Kumamon (くまモン):

Website: nekoblog.ch
13th-Jul-2013 02:08 am - Fetuttccine all’uovo con spinaci

Pasta (Fetuttccine all’uovo con spinaci), mini carrots, sausages with cheese, kamaboko, cheese.
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9th-Jul-2013 01:44 pm(no subject)


Meatballs, mushrooms, carrots, red pepper, and lotus root were cooked in mirin and sweetened soy sauce. The tamagoyaki sandwiches are from this recipe: Tamagoyaki Sandwich
- really tasty!
4th-Jul-2013 11:27 pm - mr. bento
wedding pic
I took out my Mr. Bento, which I have not used in a couple of years, and I have discovered that it is missing pieces! Understandable, as I have moved a few times, but darn. Has anyone got a Mr. Bento around that they don't use, or pieces from old Mr. Bentos? I have written to the company, but I would be willing to buy some of the inner containers, the sporks, or outside bags from people.
12th-Feb-2013 12:06 am - bento#32 plus new boxes!!
hedgehog :P

Sorry for the horrid picture! My cell is usually better than this.

On the left (bottom tier): brown rice; lemon pepper chicken; baked zucchini fries; ranch
On the right (top tier): my best ever attempt at apple bunnies; ham, provolone, and spinach pinwheels; Babybel; a few candies; some cashews and almonds because I couldn't justify filling that whole space with candy xD

This, to me, screamed for some baby carrots where the candy and nuts are. Too bad we were out. :/

You wouldn't know it, but the box is actually a deep purple. It also came with another white piece that latches onto the other, so you could cover the larger part (where my rice is) and/or add something thin to your lunch while keeping it separate.The lid has latches on either side that clip onto the bottom tier to hold everything together. My other new box is the same style, but it's only one tier.

Both boxes came from My Bento Meal. They had a Groupon a short while ago where you could get two boxes for $18! Not an amazing deal, but still pretty good. They are larger than the children's ones I already had and seem to be durable and good quality so far, so I will consider it a good purchase.
23rd-Jan-2013 03:31 pm - Chicken&Tortellini Bento
Bento: Pear, chicken with cheese&carrot, green peas, tortellini with ricotta&spinach and carrots


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22nd-Jan-2013 09:53 am - Catching up on recent Bentos
This is the one that went to school with my daughter today. I looked at lots of pictures of Bento before going grocery shopping last night!

My parents went to Japan and brought this new box for my daughter and some accessories back for me as Christmas gifts. The box is actually large enough for me but my daughter seems to have a large appetite so I think it'll be okay. I was disappointed recently when I stopped into the store I'd found the box my daughter has been using that they only seem to have picnic sized ones now.

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21st-Jan-2013 12:15 pm - Panda Onigiri Bento
sugoi, hello kitty, kawaii, kakkoii, rilakkuma
Panda Onigiri

Very simple to make even without the kit :)


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12th-Jan-2013 12:55 pm - New Year's Bento
New Year's Bento:

In Japan, soba (buckwheat noodles) symbolize longevity and are traditionally eaten on New Year‘s eve. I’m nine days too late but I thought it was time again so I combined the soba with stir-fried gobō (burdock root.. I LOVE this vegetable!) and carrots in mirin and soy sauce and it turned out delicious.
Website: nekoblog.ch
Millie bento
Monday: Rice ball with nori decoration. Tamagoyaki. Broccoli. Cucumber. Mandarin. Blackberry. Third-grader has a tomato.

bento 12-3-12

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Raika my little bat

Finally a bento again!!

This is custom made mini bento box :D Love it!
In the little container with the orange lid is Italiano dressing and the container next to it has some mixed salad and a orange bellpeper filled with herb cream cheese ( thanks bodacioussylph for the idea!)
Bottom box:  Cucumber, tomato, hardboiled egg, Pasta farfalle, fried chickbreast.

7th-Dec-2012 02:33 pm - ???
Raika my little bat
Can someone explain why my post of my bento was under moderation? and I see someone else already posted her bento :( It's just bento nothing more!
6th-Dec-2012 04:39 pm - Hello Kitty Christmas Bento Plate
sugoi, hello kitty, kawaii, kakkoii, rilakkuma

These could be fit into a bento box but unfortunately we did not have any at the moment so we have to display this on two plates! Hope you guys still enjoy! :)

Hello Kitty Christmas Plate

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Millie bento
This week they had a truncated schedule because of parent/teacher conferences. The Kindergartener's "lunch" period was at 10:30; the third-graders, at 10:50. Dismissal was 11:45. Therefore, this week's bentos are all teensy, and I didn't bother too much about making them super balanced, since they had allllll afternoon to fill in any nutritional gaps.

Monday: Mini penne with marinara. Meatball. Broccoli. Mini bell pepper.

bento 11-26-12

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penguin bento
Tuesday: 3rd grader has rice ball with nori decoration, carrots, tomato, grapes, mini bell pepper, cucumber. Kinder has baguette with cheese, grapes, cucumber, mini bell pepper.

bento 11-13-12

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26th-Nov-2012 01:35 am - #31
hedgehog :P

Sorry for cell pic. I have no good excuse other than laziness and lack of time.

Bottom tier: brown rice; lemon pepper chicken sauteed in EVOO; sauteed yellow squash, zucchini, and white onion.
Top tier: a Babybel cheese; some blackberries; a Cutie orange; pomegranate arils.

This lunch was delicious, but I was shocked to discover that I was ravenous by the time I got home that evening! I should have taken a yogurt cup or something to have on one of my breaks.
18th-Nov-2012 08:30 am - Bento for 2 year old child
My 2 year old son goes to preschool in Japan, so every workday I cook bento for him . Here is one of them.

Meatballs, mashed potatoes with cheese, pea pods, crab meat sticks with cheese, yellow mango, carrots.

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16th-Nov-2012 10:57 pm - Another Lunch!
So I made another lunch for work. Also, another cell phone pic (that's off center yay!) because I cannot find my camera for the life of me.

Rice ball (brown and white rice mixed) with veggie "shrimp" (yes that exists) in the middle, broccoli, tomato, veggie "chicken" tenders, Walnuts, pomegranate arils, more broccoli, and some steamed veggies with a little cheese.

14th-Nov-2012 12:48 pm - Preschool bento
Tifa DoC
I usually hang out in this comm for the inspiration, but here's a pic of what went to preschool with my DD this morning. :) She usually has school lunch, but we do get a couple bento days a month. I doubled the usual amount since she always comes home ravenous- I don't expect her to eat it all. LOL

Bento Nov. 14, 2012
13th-Nov-2012 04:53 pm - Two school lunches, one picnic bento
My daughter didn't want any cheese that day so I quickly cooked up the hot dog fish.

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