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A collection of all the cute & delicious bento box recipes & tutorials created on Love At First Bento. You’ll find cute bento boxes, character bento boxes (AKA kyaraben), and elegant bento boxes. Every bento box includes step by step instructions, a video tutorial, and plenty of tips for creating beautiful bento lunch boxes like a pro.

Autumn Colored Sushi Bento

Wow your friends & family with these beautiful Autumn Colored Sushi Rolls – a showstopping fall recipe that anyone can master!

 

Autumn Colored Sushi - Naturally dyed red, orange, & yellow rice rolled up with your favorite fillings, these sushi rolls are a real showstopper that anyone can master! Step-by-step instructions + video tutorial available at loveatfirstbento.com | fall, bento box, lunch, recipe

Autumn Colored Sushi - Naturally dyed red, orange, & yellow rice rolled up with your favorite fillings, these sushi rolls are a real showstopper that anyone can master! Step-by-step instructions + video tutorial available at loveatfirstbento.com | fall, bento box, lunch, recipe

Can you tell I’ve been a little obsessed with fall colors lately? I’ve been having way too much fun experimenting with new ways to incorporate that natural autumn ombre effect into all of my food – if you were to open my fridge right now, you’d be greeted by a visual monsoon of red, orange, and yellow. I probably need help. But, before you send help, can we just take a second to admire these autumn colored sushi rolls? They are the newest addition to my fall fridge collection, and I daresay, they may be my best creation yet.

Autumn Squirrel Onigiri Bento

Get into the fall spirit with the help of these Squirrel Onigiri! Irresistibly cute, easy to make, and perfect for adding to autumn bento boxes.

 

Autumn Squirrel Onigiri Bento Box - Get into the fall spirit by learning how to make these irresistibly cute squirrel onigiri! They make the perfect addition to any fall themed bento or lunch box. Step-by-step instructions + video tutorial will help you recreate them with ease! | loveatfirstbento.com

Autumn Squirrel Onigiri Bento Box - Get into the fall spirit by learning how to make these irresistibly cute squirrel onigiri! They make the perfect addition to any fall themed bento or lunch box. Step-by-step instructions + video tutorial will help you recreate them with ease! | loveatfirstbento.com

Fair warning: this squirrel onigiri bento box is nearly too cute to handle. It’s proof that fall can be all kinds of cute. It’s hard evidence that squirrels are some of the cutest creatures on the planet, thanks to:

  • Bushy tails
  • Chubby cheeks
  • Cute little paws holding cute little nuts

If you didn’t just squeal at that last point, then are you okay? The little nut in the little paws is probably my favorite part of this whole bento, and what I believe elevates it from being dangerously cute to lethally cute. Seriously, the cuteness of squirrels is way too underrated. This bento box is here to fix that problem.

Pumpkin Spice Onigiri Bento

Onigiri just got a major fall makeover, thanks to the addition of pumpkin spice! A must-try for all pumpkin spice lovers.

 

Pumpkin Spice Onigiri - Learn how to make pumpkin spice rice, which is combined with easy honey almonds for an unforgettable autumn rice ball experience. A must try for all pumpkin spice lovers! | loveatfirstbento.com [bento box, bento, fall]

Pumpkin Spice Onigiri - Learn how to make pumpkin spice rice, which is combined with easy honey almonds for an unforgettable autumn rice ball experience. A must try for all pumpkin spice lovers! | loveatfirstbento.com [bento box, bento, fall]

Yes, I went there. I’m not sure if the rice ball gods will forgive me, but I have gone ahead and paired rice with pumpkin spice, and it’s truly everything you’d expect of a pumpkin spice creation – warm, fulfilling, and inexplicably addicting. Warning in advance though: these are not your typical onigiri. They teeter flirtatiously between savory and sweet. But I have faith that you can all find it in your heart to welcome these little harbingers of delectable fall bliss into your life.

Pokeball Omelette Rice (Omurice) Bento Box

Become a Pokemon master by making this Pokeball Omelette Rice for your next bento box. Perfect for Pokemon fans of all ages!

 

Pokeball Omelette Rice (Omurice) Bento Box - Become a Pokemon master by making this Pokemon themed character bento box for lunch, which includes step-by-step instructions + video tutorial. Perfect for Pokemon fans of all ages! | www.loveatfirstbento.com

Pokeball Omelette Rice (Omurice) Bento Box - Become a Pokemon master by making this Pokemon themed character bento box for lunch, which includes step-by-step instructions + video tutorial. Perfect for Pokemon fans of all ages! | www.loveatfirstbento.com

Pokemon has always been a huge part of my life, ever since it first aired in Canada on YTV in 1998. I would devotedly watch every Saturday morning, never missing an episode, and would fill the Pokemon void during the week by collecting, organizing, and trading my precious Pokemon cards, of which I had somewhere around 850 (the fact that I still remember that number goes to tell you how seriously I took my collecting). I also had a not so low-key crush on Ash. My family never lets me forget that one.

Mini Baby Seal Fish Burgers Bento Box

Lunch doesn’t get any cuter than these Mini Baby Seal Fish Burgers. They’re easy to make, and almost too cute to eat!

 

Mini Baby Seal Fish Burgers Bento Box - Learn how easy it is to make these adorable baby seals for lunch! Easy, delicious, and almost too cute to eat, they make the perfect addition to any nautical themed bento box. | loveatfirstbento.com

Mini Baby Seal Fish Burgers Bento Box - Learn how easy it is to make these adorable baby seals for lunch! Easy, delicious, and almost too cute to eat, they make the perfect addition to any nautical themed bento box. | loveatfirstbento.com

Seals are definitely one of my all-time fave aquatic animals. Every time I see them at the zoo or aquarium, I have to be physically dragged away from the exhibit, lest I decide to camp out for the night. If you show me a picture of a baby seal, I will literally scream in agony over the sheer unbearable cuteness. If it’s a video, I’ll enter cardiac arrest. Because baby seals are precious, innocent little puffs of heaven on earth. Their very existence demands adoration.

Pusheenosaurus (Dinosaur Pusheen) Bento Box

Pusheenosaurus is here to make your bento box prehistorically adorable!

 

Pusheenosaurus Bento Box - Pusheen the Cat goes prehistoric in this dinosaur themed character bento box! Learn the trick that makes shaping the rice easier, + how to naturally dye your rice green, at www.loveatfirstbento.com

Pusheenosaurus Bento Box - Pusheen the Cat goes prehistoric in this dinosaur themed character bento box! Learn the trick that makes shaping the rice easier, + how to naturally dye your rice green, at www.loveatfirstbento.com

Fun fact: little grade 2 me wanted to be a paleontologist when she grew up. Needless to say, that goal didn’t exactly pan out – Jurassic Park kind of scared me away from the profession. However, I think I just may have taken a step closer to my grade 2 occupational dreams with this bento box, which combines my dormant love of dinosaurs with my present day love for Pusheen the Cat. Say hello to the friendly feline herbivore “Pusheenosaurus” (AKA Dinosaur Pusheen), a rare species of dinosaur who’s ready to fill your next bento box with ridiculous, lethal levels of cuteness.

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