Are your kids being picky with their food? Then you should definitely consider trying out this Japanese technique when making lunches! Charaben bentos are uber cute boxed lunches in which edible goods are shaped as adorable animals or characters. Li Ming Lee, mother of two and author of “Yummy Kawaii Bento: Preparing Adorable Meals for Adorable Kids”, recently spoke about how her eldest son was homesick when he first started elementry school. Her solution? “I started packing him charabens, along with lunch notes, hoping to cheer him up and let him have something to look forward to at recess. Over time, making cute food for my boys has become a hobby for me, which I indulge in whenever I’m free.” For some inspiration, head over to her Instagram account @bentomonsters !