Tired of packing the same old foods for lunch every day for you or your child? Wish you could pack healthier, fresher, more nutritious items?
You have got to try packing lunches the bento box way! Essentially, bento is a style of Japanese cuisine that has gained in popularity here in the States because it’s a super healthy and fun way to eat. It involves eating small quantities of a variety of foods.
Two brilliant moms created the bento-inspired Laptop Lunch System in 2001…and their system is kid-friendly and parent-proof. The “system” is a lunch box with four square-shaped containers (plus one “mini” dip container), a reusable water bottle, and a stainless steel fork and spoon. The system comes in an attractive insulated carrying case (free of characters or big brand names – love that!).
Here’s how it works. Every day you pack different fresh items in each square. Need creative lunch ideas? No worries! A handy Laptop Lunch User’s Guide is included and it’s one of the best books that I’ve seen on lunch packing to date.
Check out just a short list of the ideas within the pages:
- Sliced apples
- Dried apricots
- Blueberries, rasperries, cherries, or strawberries
- Grapefruit slices or 1/2 of a grapefruit
- A plum, a peach, or a nectarine
- Raw veggies: carrots, bell peppers, green beans, celery, etc.
- Steamed asparagus
- Baked potato
- Cottage Cheese
- Hard-boiled egg
- Black beans
- Trail Mix
- Cubed watermelon or honeydew melon
- Mini peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (perhaps cut into fun shapes?)
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Laptop Lunch Bento Box System, courtesy of SuperMomz. To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Monday, October 6 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #240 Sue. Congratulations!