Here on Just Bento, a Complete Bento article has a list of components with links to the recipes for each, an approximate calorie count, the time it took in the morning to assemble the bento, and in most cases a timeline graphic. Some Complete Bentos also have information on what bento box was used.
There are also several post with “also-ran” bentos, with brief descriptions and photos. Follow this link for the “also-ran” bentos.
Or to see all the bentos posted on the site follow this link for a list in reverse chronological order.
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Each complete bento presented on Just Bento has a calorie count. This is derived from the following information:
Keep in mind that all calorie counts are approximate, since portion sizes may vary.
Most of the complete bentos (the numbered ones) are around 500 to 600 calories or lower. They can easily be made bigger or smaller just by increasing the volume of each component. (I frequently show larger “Guy” variations.)
The capacity of “1 cup” varies from country to country, in a maddening way. In the U.S. it’s about 240ml (236.588238 ml); in Japan it’s 200ml; in the UK it’s 436ml. I use 240ml (standard U.S. cup measure) as an approximimate middle ground, especially for rice. If you are very concerned about every single calorie, it’s best to invest in a good kitchen scale.
For a long time, I've been mulling over the subject of bento. Since Just Hungry is dedicated in large part to Japanese cooking, there are quite a few entries there of interest to bento fans, but I really wanted to make a site that was only about bento making, from my point of view. So, about 2 years after I first registered the domain and long hours of procrastination - I present to you Just Bento.