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Cheese Froggies Bento (466)

Buddy was feeling much better today, but his preschool’s policy says that he can’t come back the next day, so I am bringing him in to work today for a few hours until either Mr. Pikko can take a shift or Grandpa can watch him. Since I had to assume he’d be here for lunch, I decided to pack up the leftover miso soup I made for him yesterday for lunch today. I used a new thermal lunch jar that I got at 20% off at Shirokiya. I bought the green frogs one because it was cute and neutral between genders.

Froggies Bento

In order to let myself sleep in this morning, I made the frog faces last night, packed the rice and soup up, and put everything in the fridge. All I had to do this morning was add the facial features, parsley, and butterflies and I was done. This took less than 10 minutes including boiling time for the carrots.

Don’t forget to enter my Spring Bento Contest!

The frogs are cut out from white cheese with a bear cutter. If you imagine the frog head shape by itself, you can see that the eyes are where the bear’s ears usually go. I used fish sausage cut with a fat straw to make the mouth. The eyes and nostrils are punched from nori.


To color the frogs, I used two drops of neon green food coloring and painted it on with a toothpick. I let it dry in the fridge overnight. I was really happy with the end color. The jar portion holds the miso soup and tofu.

Do you like my little fuzzy animals? I picked them up at Ben Franklin. They’re those little fuzzy things that people use to make pins and stuff. I thought they’d make the perfect little spring/Easter friends. The little duckie is my favorite. ^_^

I have two blue boxes for my Docubentory bit today. I think I got this one at Marukai 99 back when it was still a horrendous mess of a store. It’s a two tier box with side snaps.

This one I know I got at Marukai 99, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t $1.99 when I bought it. The bottom is basically the exact same color as the other box, but this one is only one tier. It has an inner cover with a place for chopsticks or snacks.

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  • I love the froggies! And the cute froggie bento jar! What a fun and tasty lunch 😀

  • leslie

    They are adorable! What a great idea for a bear mold… I will get a lot more use out of mine now – lol. I was thinking, I wonder what would happen if you tried using a small paint brush to put the food coloring on a large surface like the frog faces? I think it would work well, and save you a lot of time! I think the little yellow duckie is cute, too!

  • Adri

    Adorable, I love the use of the bear mold, it works so well! Glad Buddy is feeling better today!

  • Aw, glad the little one is better! Love these spring like froggies.

  • Shelly

    That is so springy (is that word?) and colorful! I love the idea of using bear cutters for frogs. Very cute!

  • What a cool idea to use a teddy bear cutter for a frog! The little fuzzy animals in the background are really sweet – the bunny reminds me of Sylvanian Families for some reason. :o)

  • Oh I just love that froggy tiffin! Too cute!!!


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  • Clara

    Love your website! I am interested in buying this froggy thermal lunch jar for my daughter, can you tell me the full name of this lunch tiffin and where I can find it? Thank you.

  • Hi Clara, I bought it a while back at Shirokiya and I recently went back there and they don’t even have their kitchen section anymore!