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Bento or bust

Check out my lunch.

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Last week, I started putting my lunch together in one container so I could easily have it ready and not dig through multiple bags and bowls to figure out what I wanted for lunch, what to save for snacks and pre-run meals. Time goes by fast as a K teacher so I don’t have time to think about what I want to eat. I got a bento box with boxes to keep things separate but all together. In this one, I have the quinoa and edamame with some kale meatballs and this will be heated up. The rest: oranges, carrots/hummus, and mixed nuts. I also have a Babybel cheese bite if I feel like eating it.

Now I’ve got my breakfast shake ready

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And I’m off to work out and then to a start of a 4 day week. I hope it’s going to be a good one.

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eryka @ This is My Happily Ever After

Monday 23rd of January 2012

I really like your bento box! Where did you find it?

Katrina

Tuesday 24th of January 2012

It's from "laptop lunchbox". You can order online there and on Amazon. They have retailers, but nothing close to where I lived. I got the Laptop lunchbox 2.0 (the original is more shallow. This one is deeper). I also got the "bento buddies" which are extra boxes with LIDS.

Laurie

Tuesday 17th of January 2012

I've done bento for several years now, Your box is one of the newer Americanized versions--I got hooked on bento boxes from Japanese mail order and Japantown when I visit larger cities. They are VERY addictive and tons of fun--innumerable designs, shapes, features. If you pack according to bento done Japan-style, you'll buy a box based on your gender and weight. You can find conversion charts on line--sort of like bento portion control :) Enjoy ... Who knows? You might get addicted!

Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down)

Tuesday 17th of January 2012

I *love* bento boxes! I've always wanted to purchase one after seeing a cookbook entirely dedicated to them. I think it opens up all kinds of creative avenues for lunches/snacks. :D