You have asked a lot of questions the past few weeks. Here is everything you want to know about the Bento Box!

Bento Box

Posted on December 15, 2014

The Bento Box Product Review

You have asked a lot of questions the past few weeks. Here is everything you want to know about the Bento Box!

Everything you want to know about the Bento Box! 

Below you will find:

  • What the Bento Box is!
  • Which Bento Box I like!
  • Where you can buy one!
  • Meal Ideas for Green and Clean eating on the Go with a Bento Box!
  • How I save TONS of money using the Bento Box!

Many of my viewers have asked me how to prepare healthy and fast lunches for kids. My favorite solution is the Bento Box. The Japanese culture has initiated this portable, easy, and beautiful way to carry the healthy food we love everywhere we go. (source)

If you have never heard of the Bento Box, do not be intimidated! This is just a simple and effective way to transport your (or your child’s) favorite foods! There are Bento Boxes for all ages, professionals, children, and styles. Truly, this is a container that every human being can use!

Beginners: If you are just starting out, keep it as simple as you like. Just pack a variety of healthy foods you enjoy, in the cleverly sectioned compartments. You can even place healthy dinner left overs right inside your Bento Box. My Bento Box saves us tons of money.

Seasoned: As you learn more about the beautiful modern arts of Bento Box, you will find all sorts of ways to make lunch packing fun. It is not difficult! For example, check out this post, where I make in a few minutes, a simple Heart Shaped Hard Boiled Egg for a Bento Box surprise! It is SIMPLE! I didn’t even buy any molds, although they do sell them in all shapes and sizes. I just did mine DIY :) and I will show you how too!

My FAVORITE part about switching to Bento Box Lunches is NO MORE buying tons of Tupperware or glass storage and searching for the right lids. Each of my kids has their own Bento Box and they are responsible for cleaning it out every day, and packing their new healthy lunch for the morning. (Need help with kid chore organization? Here you go!) Anyways, I honestly would not wait another day. Once you go Bento Box, you never go back! It makes our lives, healthy eating, and clean up, SO MUCH EASIER! You can discover and purchase them from my site below! 

How to Start: I did the majority of the work for you. I have sorted through dozens of Bento Boxes, including unbiased product reviews on Bento Boxes for San Diego Family Magazine (subscribe to SDFM!) After trying many Bento Boxes myself, I picked some for you here. They had to withstand both our family healthy eating needs, be well made, and serve their purpose well. You just pick one out, and it’s all fun and healthy eating from there!

(affiliate links) While I do use affiliate links that you can purchase on my blog, I ONLY recommend products that I use or would recommend my best friend. Here’s what I am using right now:

For Kids and Adults:

 For an all inclusive kit, including ice and carry case, this is a great option (my older daughter uses this one):

There is even a Bento Box for people who are looking for stainless steel.

Ready to make them fun? Here you go! I have included ones that I have actually bought and used myself! (affiliate links)

This letter set I LOVE! I bought this exact item in the store but found it on sale below for half the price that I paid!  I save money by using them for Bento Boxes and DIY baking.


 I LOVE these condiment containers as well!

 

Need some condiment ideas: For healthy condiments, we use Raw Organic Local Honey instead of syrup for breakfast Bento Box creations. We use raw Homemade natural yogurt in place of sugary lunch dips. For salad dressings we mix citrus with coconut or avocado oil. What is your favorite healthy condiment swap? 

Honestly, to pack healthy lunches for a family of 5, I do not know what we did before Bento Box living. If you haven’t started it, you will LOVE it!! My kids never complain about packing their own lunches anymore. We avoid processed foods and can eat green and clean. We save money by using left overs, buying in bulk, and portioning out healthy meals for the whole family. I am a REAL MOM, not a company. I ONLY Product Review things that make me say WOW and can keep my family living as healthy, green, and naturally as possible- with joy!

I hope this answers most of my viewers questions, and if you have any more, just ask! I will keep updating you on any new Bento Box bargains I find.

Yours truly ~ Joy

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