Tuesday, July 3, 2012

American Flag Oatmeal Bento

Tomorrow is Independence Day, better known as 4th of July, and I scrambled to get a bento made in time. I had a great idea but my mother-in-law ate all my bananas, and we didn't have any other white fruit in the house, so Iif I do make the bento I was planning it'll have to be after I go grocery shopping on the 5th. :(
Anyway, I managed to come up with a different patriotic bento idea. I just hope no one else has done it yet.
American Flag Oatmeal Breakfast Bento!!!
  • 1/4 Cup Gluten Free Oatmeal
  • Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tbsp Milled Flaxseed
  • 9 Blueberries
  • 1 Med-Lg Strawberry (sliced into strips)
  • 2 Tbsp Sliced Almonds
I boiled the water with the cinnamon and flax, then I added 1/4 cup gf rolled oats. While that was cooking I washed the berries and sliced the strawberries. When the oatmeal thickened I scooped it into my rectangular bento box that was perfect for this job. I added the strawberries to represent the red stripes, Then I added the blueberries for the blue, And finally I finished it off with the sliced almonds for the white stripes.
I'm pretty happy with how this came out, but I do wish I could have made my original idea.

I will be working on the 4th, so I won't be seeing any Fireworks or going to any parties, but I hope those of you who are will have a lot of fun and be responsible! Drive safely!


  1. Another great one! Yours are so YUMMY!!!!

    1. Aww, Thank you so much! That really means a lot.

  2. Oooo..that looks TASTY!!
    ~Rebecca @ Bentos on the Bayou