I'm in love with lunchinabox.net, an awesome blog by a real-life mom that packs real-life bento box lunches for her grade school age kid. I hope to one day be as cool a mom as her.
Bento are single portion, traditional Japanese meals. This blog does a great job of showing how you too can make them using time-tested lunch-packing methods. It also proves that box lunches don't always have to be Kyaraben, fanciful masterpeices, like these.
Though a little whimsy never hurt anybody. Check out this sweet tutorial on how to make octopus-hotdogs (octodogs). Processed meat just got way cuter!