How to Make a Bento Lunch: While the Japanese term "bento" roughly translates to "box lunch" in English, this is not your average packed lunch. The goal with bento is to assemble a meal that is just as appealing to the eyes as it is to the taste buds. It's not uncommon for Japanese mothers to prepare an elaborate boxed lunch, playfully and creatively decorated, to entice their children to eat all of their food when they're at school. There's a lot to be learned from the bento tradition.
How to freeze carrot cut outs. Cut carrots or other veggies into shapes ahead of time, and then take them out as needed to add some cute to your lunch. Depending on the thickness, they'll probably defrost naturally by lunchtime.