Cookie Monster Time with Maria

  • Personal Background & Journey

My name is Maria, a Latina nutritionist and food blogger who is always looking on fun healthier ways to make your favorite recipes!

I love creating my favorite childhood favorite and comforting meal recipes, plus adding my Mexican twist to my recipes.


  • Life Aspirations

My dream is to have my own restaurant and launch my own cookbook!


  • What is a Bento Box / Lunch Box to you?

A Bento Box for me is not like any regular lunch, I love organization so these boxes are perfect! Plus you can have different recipes or snacks all in one beautiful box!


  • What do you pack in your TAKENAKA Bento?

I always pack a protein, I could eat organic tofo o chicken everyday! Along with some seasoned roasted vegetables and of course, always a sweet snack such as a dessert bar I made.


  • What is your favorite part of our boxes and what colors have you chosen?

As I mentioned, my favorite part if the organization and the options you can have in one little box! The colors are always a great way to show your personality and to also look forward to your lunch since it’s nicely packed!


My favorite colors are: The EATER X Takenaka collar, the colors are just STUNNING! Just the color I love on my nails… I also love my pistachio green bento box! So adorable!


Cookie Monster Bento Cake

Ingredients (serves 1)

- 3/2 cup of chocolate chip pancake mix (gluten & sugar free)

- ½ tsp of baking powder

- ¼ cup of sugar-alternative

- ½ cup of egg whites

- 1 banana

- 1 tsp of vanilla extract


- ½ cup of powdered monk fruit

- 3 tbsp of unsweetened almond milk

- 1 tsp of vanilla extract


  • 1 pack of gluten free low carb chocolate chip cookies



1. Preheat the oven at 350F.

2. Mix the dry ingredients for the cake.

3. Heat the banana 1 minute on the microwave and add it to the dry mix along with egg whites and vanilla extract.

4. Transfer the batter into a silicone loaf baking dish and b bake for 20 minutes.

5. Mix the ingredients for the frosting.

6. Once cooled down decorate the cake with frosting and cookies…

7. Pack in your Bento box and enjoy!

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