Amazing Lunch Ideas For Kids

A kids lunch box packed with japanese rice made to look like Wallace and Gromet cartoon characters.

Japanese parents spend hours creating pictures and sculptures with the food in their children’s packed lunches. The latest wacky trend in Japan is based around kids-packed lunches. Unfortunately, fantastic lunch ideas sometimes take some parents hours to create.

Importance of Lunches

The lunches are made using the usual Japanese pack lunch ingredients, rice, seaweed and fish. But parents are engrossed in this growing trend to create pictures and 3D sculptures inside the lunch box.

Great Lunchtime Expectations

The children arrive at the lunchtime table with high expectations of the lunch or, more importantly, the image that will greet them when they open their lunch box. The anticipation and competition among children are driving this trend.

Parents are going the extra mile to create images of popular cartoon characters and portraits of world-famous stars, Michael Jackson and Harrison Ford, as Indiana Jones are making regular appearances inside Tupperware containers.

Eating A Healthy Lunch With Our Eyes

This is taking presentation to the extreme, but it does address and brings home a severe aspect of nutrition and cuisine; we eat with our eyes before we taste.

The presentation of the meals we eat is critical; a visually appealing dish will usually turn out to be delicious. Our appetites came to be nurtured by the sight of an immaculately complied dish, just as a mangled bowl of gruel can suppress it.

Taking art classes and learning how to sculpt rice into mini statuettes is far from necessary. But it’s good to remember when we are slapping sandwiches together while still getting dressed in the morning that love can be transferred through food.

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