Any blogs out there by folks using bentos to help manage their diabetes OR pre teens writing about making their bentos??

eilismaura
Joined: 6 Jan 2009
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A lovely woman I chat with at my son's school sooooooooo needs help managing her eating - her major health problem is diabetes. She has a granddaughter who is eating poorly and getting chunky.

I am trying to spread the bento joy but so many can't imagine it doing them any good even though they see daily what it does for me.

SOOOOOOOOO I am on the look out for diabetics and preteen/teen making bentos (not mom doing it - I am also big on getting kids to do their own cooking - never too soon for life skills!).

Thanks in advance!

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Alice
Bento-ing from: Leicester › UK
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Re: Any blogs out there by folks using bentos to help ...

I don't know about the diabetes aspect (although the way our creature is heading, I may have to learn soon), but I have been cooking for 4 or 5 years. I'm 18 in february, so I would have been 13 or 14. Not exactly pre teen but certainly a teenager. I don't think your freinds grandaughter needs a specific "teen freindly" site, I often found and still find "teen" cookbooks somewhat patronizing (Do I really need detailed instructions for making cheese on toast) just direct her to a site with recipies that suit her ability level the same as you would with an adult freind. If it's encouragment rather than experience thats the issue here then mabye a subtle aproach is needed. For bento's and Japanese type food try to get her into some anime that are based at school so that she becomes curious about some of the foods that often get mentioned in passing. I'm sure my brother isn't the only fussy tenager who tried ramen (I know, not a bento food) because naruto eats it, we're all bratty kids at heart.

eilismaura
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Re: Any blogs out there by folks using bentos to help ...

Thanks for your input!

BTW - my son has gone wild for ramen because of Naruto also!! Well at least he can make it for himself if he wants it and it can go on Boy Scout camping trips.

Eilish

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