Real Bento: Fresh and Easy Lunchbox Recipes from a Japanese Working Mom Spiral-Bound | April 7, 2020

Kanae Inoue

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A collection of family-friendly, easy and inexpensive recipes used and honed over many years by Japanese mom Kanae Inoue.

Real Bento is packed with the time-saving tricks that allow you to make bento box lunches each morning in just 10 minutes, using ingredients and recipes that will satisfy the whole family! The recipes are presented by flavor type and key ingredient, so it's easy for parents to find dishes their kids will love.

In Real Bento, Inoue presents 200 recipes, divided into "main dishes" and "sides" for 22 completed bento boxes. The colorful photos and step-by-step instructions make this an incredibly practical and easy-to-use resource for busy households! In her recipes, Inoue places great emphasis on healthy, fresh and colorful foods that look and taste great when presented together.

Her recipes include Japanese favorites and original recipes like:
  • Teriyaki Chicken
  • Stuffed Bell Peppers
  • Ginger Salmon
  • Broccoli and Pasta Salad
  • Beef and Egg Stir Fry

Inoue got hooked on bento fifteen years ago, when she began making daily bento box lunches for her husband and herself to take to work, and later for their three children to take to school. She sees bento box lunches as a way of saving money and getting her family to eat fresher, healthier meals.

This beginning bento book is a perfect tool for getting lunches packed and a family out the door on a busy morning!
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Original Binding: Hardcover Paper over boards
Pages: 96 pages
ISBN-10: 4805315776
Item Weight: 0.63 lbs
Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.29 x 10.0 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars Up to 30 ratings
"Preparing a bento box at home, for yourself and your family, is after all not that difficult and actually quite affordable. Real Bento brings that point home! [A] treasure throve for all of us out there who want to try our hand at making our own bentos, in our own kitchen, for our own family." --
Kanae Inoue is a wife, mother of three teenagers, a well-known author of bento cookbooks and a popular food blogger and personality in her home country of Japan. Her delicious, economical, and family-friendly recipes for bentos have garnered her a huge following on her blog: