Monday, December 30, 2013

Brave Merida Bento

As soon as I saw these crinkle cut sweet potatoes, I knew I wanted to make a Merida bento.  I baked the potatoes with a touch of olive oil and sea salt on 475 degrees for 20 minutes (flipping them at the 10 minute mark), making delicious and beautiful sweet potato fries.  I love how they look as Merida's hair!  I used black olives, provolone and nori for the bears and hand-made the bow and arrow out of flat toothpicks and washi tape.  
 What's in the Box?
Baked Sweet Potato Fries, Steamed Rice (colored with carrot juice)
Provolone & Nori accents
Butter Lettuce, Grape Tomatoes, Baby Cucumber, Snap Peas, Bell Peppers
Black Olives w/ Provolone & Nori accents
Raw Corn, Black Olives
Strawberries, Blackberries & Blueberries

Bento Supplies:
 Bentos on the Bayou
Check out these other fun Brave lunches:
Biting the Hand that Feeds You
Mamma Says
One Crafty Thing
Food Family Fun


  1. Wonderful bento!!! I also had the idea of using carrots for hair but another character!

    Love this brave bento!

    1. Thank you Shirley! The hair is actually sweet potato fries!

  2. Looks great, love the colours & very creative how you used the various food.

  3. This is just so beautiful, I LOVE it!
    Thank you for linking up at #FunFoodFriday!


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