Your kids deserve a power lunch. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to consistently deliver one with a bento box. They’re convenient and they always seem to make healthy foods look beautiful. If you want try you hand at bento boxes, keep reading for plenty of lunch ideas for school using these trendy containers.
Bento boxes were designed to make packing healthy meals on the go easy. Traditionally made of wood, bentos now come in steel and plastic. All are reusable so you can stop using plastic zip loc baggies. Here are some features that make up a great bento box:
Resistant to corrosion, heat damage, and chemical damage. Don’t balk at the price tag, you’ll get years of solid use out of a stainless steel bento box.
Let’s be honest, the dishwasher is the easiest way to clean everything, including bento boxes!
Look for options that are completely leak-proof or ones with specific leak-proof sections. You will want these for dips or yogurt.
Some of our favorite bento boxes are:
Searching #bentobox on instagram can be a little intimidating. Some people make an artform out of it - it’s called “charaben.” You don’t have to go over the top to call your box a success. Focus on simplicity and balance. Pick one item from each of these four categories and you’ll have a perfect bento every time!
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