Spicy Tuna Salad Onigiri

It’s time for Monthly Onigiri! For September, we’re making spicy tuna salad rice balls.

 

Spicy Tuna Salad Onigiri - These rice balls pack a serious flavor punch, thanks to the addition of sriracha! Learn how to make these easy and delicious rice balls at www.loveatfirstbento.com | bento box, lunch box

Spicy Tuna Salad Onigiri - These rice balls pack a serious flavor punch, thanks to the addition of sriracha! Learn how to make these easy and delicious rice balls at www.loveatfirstbento.com | bento box, lunch box

Step aside sandwiches, because tuna salad has a new BFF: onigiri. Seriously guys, rice + tuna salad is like a match made in heaven. The rice acts as the perfect vessel for sealing in all that creamy tuna goodness (hello mess-free lunch!), and the very inner layer of rice becomes decadently moist and creamy from the mayo – much better than eating soggy white bread, in my opinion.

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.

Mermaid Salad Rolls Bento

Make your next bento a deep-sea adventure by adding these mesmerizing mermaid salad rolls.

 

Mermaid Salad Rolls - Learn how to transform regular salad rolls into mermaid salad rolls, by filling them with mermaid noodles! 100% natural dye technique that is shockingly simple! Recipe at loveatfirstbento.com | bento box, bento, lunch box

Mermaid Salad Rolls - Learn how to transform regular salad rolls into mermaid salad rolls, by filling them with mermaid noodles! 100% natural dye technique that is shockingly simple! Recipe at loveatfirstbento.com | bento box, bento, lunch box

Warning: Eating these mermaid salad rolls might just turn you into a mermaid.

Okay, that may be stretching the truth just a teensy bit; but, I can at least guarantee that you’ll feel like a mermaid after eating them. Who doesn’t want to feel like a beautiful mythical creature come lunchtime?

Watermelon Onigiri

It’s time for Monthly Onigiri! For August, we’re making Watermelon Onigiri!

 

Watermelon Onigiri - Fun to make & delicious to eat, watermelon onigiri are the perfect summer bento box or picnic lunch item! Learn how to make these adorable summer rice balls by visiting www.loveatfirstbento.com (includes video tutorial!)

Watermelon Onigiri - Fun to make & delicious to eat, watermelon onigiri are the perfect summer bento box or picnic lunch item! Learn how to make these adorable summer rice balls by visiting www.loveatfirstbento.com (includes video tutorial!)

You guys, it’s already happening. People are talking about autumn. Exclaiming how it’s less than 1 month away. Counting down the days until Starbucks brings out the you know what. Yes, the pumpkin spice bomb has officially dropped. But hold up: Can we just consider for one quick second here how we still have 26 days of perfectly good summer left?

That’s why this month’s onigiri is cranking up the summertime feels to maximum output: I’m talking watermelon onigiri, here to show summer that we haven’t forgot about it just yet.

4 Easy Ways to Decorate Eggs

Up your hard-boiled egg game with these 4 easy & adorable ways to decorate eggs.

 

4 Ways to Decorate Eggs - Step-by-step tutorial (+ video!) for making colored eggs, dinosaur eggs, flower eggs, & chicken eggs. Makes the perfect addition to any bento box! Works on hard-boiled quail or chicken eggs. | www.loveatfirstbento.com

4 Ways to Decorate Eggs - Step-by-step tutorial (+ video!) for making colored eggs, dinosaur eggs, flower eggs, & chicken eggs. Makes the perfect addition to any bento box! Works on hard-boiled quail or chicken eggs. | www.loveatfirstbento.com/4-easy-ways-to-decorate-eggs/

An excellent addition to any bento box, eggs are a great way to add some extra protein to your lunch and fill up empty stomachs. But, let’s be real here: plain, hard-boiled eggs aren’t all that exciting. I’m talking about whole hard-boiled eggs, which just look like awkward white masses when placed inside a bento box. One way to overcome this is by cutting the egg in halves, slices, or wedges – all perfectly feasible choices, and great for adding to more traditional bento boxes. But what if you want something a little bit cuter, a little bit fancier, for that adorable bento box you just prepared?

Rilakkuma Rice Balls Bento

Rilakkuma Rice Balls – a must-have addition to any Rilakkuma fan’s bento box. Super easy to make, and almost too cute to eat!

 

Rilakkuma rice balls are a must-have addition to any Rilakkuma fan's bento box! Easy to make, delicious to eat, and an adorable upgrade from plain white rice bentos. Video tutorial included! | loveatfirstbento.com

Rilakkuma rice balls are a must-have addition to any Rilakkuma fan's bento box! Easy to make, delicious to eat, and an adorable upgrade from plain white rice bentos. Video tutorial included! | loveatfirstbento.com

Let’s talk rice balls. Like, literally, rice shaped into cute little teensy balls that you can just pop into your mouth and eat in one bite. We’re going to step up our rice ball game today and multiply their cuteness times 1 million. Behold: Rilakkuma rice balls, featuring Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, and Kiiroitori. They’re deliciously adorable, easy to eat, and a fun upgrade from a boring old white rice bento. 

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