Thursday, January 1, 2015

Bent On Better Lunches' Top 14 of 2014

Wow, another year is behind us, already! It feels like 2014 went by very fast. I sure didn't get very far down my To-Do List, in life or on the blog! Ah well, there's always next year... or rather, this year :) And while I didn't make as many creative lunches this past year as I have in previous years, I did make enough fun ones for a Top 14 of 2014 post. So, according to blog statistics, these were the year's favourites. Is your favourite among them? 

This Talk Like A Pirate Day bento was one of my own favourites,  so I'm glad to see it made the Top 14 :)  I did another version of it for a friend's daughter, by request, see it here: Special Delivery Lunches.

I had a feeling Shark Week would make the cut ;)

These sweet little "bookwiches" went into Bella's Roald Dahl Day bento. Her literary lunch even caught her principal's eye in the lunchroom. If these were real books, they'd have been bestsellers! 

This Back-To-School post couldn't help but make the hit parade; it was part of the Bento Bloggers & Friends Bento Basics Blog Hop, & it's full of tips for building your bento toolbox from what's already in your kitchen :)

11 Lunch Note Ideas shares fun ways to leave a message in their lunchbox, including right in the lunch! One of the bentos in this post was featured in the November Laptop Lunches Newsletter :)

This summertime post still makes me smile :) Love that pool monster! 

A "Daddy loves you" themed bento in celebration of passing the deployment halfway mark, featuring a cucumber chain inspired by homecoming countdown chains & the book When Dad's At Sea.

A homemade pizzable lunch is way better than a pizza lunchable!

My girls and I had a pinkerrific good time making their Pinkalicious Story Book Lunches for National Book Month. We even made pinktastic cupcakes decorated like the ones in the book :)

This winter post featuring a CuteZcute kitty cat sandwich for Birdie & Lunch Punch dog for Pickle also has cold weather tips for pets.

This Autism Awareness Month post contains awesome puzzle piece themed lunches & a tip for packing easy to open Go-Gurt tubes. 

These lunches were made cuter by colouring hearts and smiley faces on the pistachio nut shells and cheese wrapper with food-safe markers :)

I was surprised to find Pickle's super simple Cat in the Hat peanut butter sandwich bento in the number 2 spot! It is pretty cute... It just goes to show, it doesn't have to take a lot of work or time to make lunch fun :)

And finally,  the top post of 2014 is...

Who else is not at all surprised? :) Anything Frozen for the win!


Thank you for following Bent On Better Lunches! I've loved reading your comments & answering your questions. Here's to more fun lunches in 2015!

Happy New Year!


  1. I always love your lunches Cristi! I think that pirate one is my favorite though. It makes me stop every time I see it.

  2. Fantastic lunch boxes :-)Happy New year!

  3. These are such fun ideas. Great way to encourage healthy eating.


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