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bento #3

Today's lunch:

Bottom left tier: tomato wedges (fresh from our garden - yum!), black olives nestled in chopped romaine lettuce, and low-fat cottage cheese blended with lemon zest, salt, pepper and scallions

Top tier: pita wedges, wasabi soynuts, a banana (duh), and three grape tomatoes holding things in place

Bottom right tier: cantaloupe balls and black seedless grapes (my afternoon snack)

And a correction on the description of my lunchbox.  It's Snapware, and it is actually made to hold food, as well as pretty much anything else you might want to store in it.  Bonus: it's dishwasher- and microwave-safe.  It looks kinda like this:

Only mine has an orange lid with a yellow handle, and one of the tiers has a divider down the middle.  It was $9.99 at Kohls, and I ♥ it!



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Aug. 23rd, 2007 11:16 am (UTC)
Have you tried Fit & Fresh containers? They're great, too. They come with ice packs, which is great if you need to keep something cold. I think that the Lunch on the Go container will work fine for bento lunches--we'll see!

Aug. 23rd, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
Those look pretty cool. I may check them out for Jonny and Gracie, since they won't have a fridge to put their lunches in. I can't WAIT to pack bentos for them! I'm such a freak.
Aug. 24th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
They're pretty large--large enough for a big sandwich below and a fair amount of sides above. I don't know how old yours are, but it might be too large for them. I have a child-sized bento for my 3-year old, and it's plenty large for him. I'd guess it holds about 2 1/2 cups of food, but that's just a guess.
Aug. 27th, 2007 07:08 am (UTC)
The Container Store sells this box of individual reusable ice cubes that are awesome for bento. They're small plastic bags of water that are about the size of a standard ice cube.

I rarely have to use them because I have insulated bags for the kids bentos, but I bought them thinking they'd work really well for times when I couldn't use those bags. Plus, they'd take up space and act as stabilizers, so you could use them in a larger bento packed for a kid.
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