Preschool Snack Bento #6 - Breaded Tofu, Zucchini Appetizers & Melons, a "Square" Theme

OK, it's not a square theme, it's more of a "how can I get this food into the little clean box" theme.

I've had a recipe from Family Fun for breaded tofu. The boy loves tofu! For a child who won't eat things if he hears what they are made of, I don't get this. He picks it out of our soup bowls at Japanese restaurants, he likes it dipped in teriyaki sauce, and I keep thinking "meh, it's white & jiggly".

However, right before school, we decided to quickly make some breaded tofu for his bento. I had grandiose ideas of shaped breaded tofu, until I realized that tofu is wiggly and it falls apart when you try to poke it out of it's neat little tofu box. So we made squares.

Nothing really too them--cut up the tofu, dip it in egg, roll it in breadcrumbs (we used Panko) and fry it with a little bit of butter until it turns brown & crispy. We will try again tomorrow with cookie cutters and the knowledge of how to get the tofu out of its container.

Ben's bento lunch snack included the cubes of breaded tofu, cubes of cheesy zucchini appetizer, and cubes of canteloupe & honeydew. I warmed the zucchini appetizers too, then wrapped foil over that half of the bento to keep it warm. The boy reported back that it was still warm when they had snack time.


  1. I'll have to try that tofu idea. My DD loves tofu right out of the box..:)


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