School is in full swing, at least in our little corner of the world it is. Since organization is the name of this school year game, I’ve purchased a little box to help make lunches more fun and convenient this year.
I stumbled across this little box known as a Bento Box. If you’re familiar with Japanese culture at all, I’m sure you have heard of this compartmental box for meals. This one happens to be plastic. While, I personally, prefer glass, we are talking about a 10-year old and taking lunch to school. I need the container to survive after all.
As you can see there are a plethora of combinations that could be utilized. My daughter goes through phases of what she feels like eating. Sometimes she wants a sandwich, other times just sandwich meat, sometimes just a bit of this and that. Prior to the week beginning, I cut up different fruits, if needed, so I can refill her container each night. This has been such a time saver!
Whether she feels like being vegetarian for the day or carnivorous, there are spaces to satisfy her appetite. This week she is focusing on salami slices, fruit and she’s adding grape tomatoes. One of the pics shows how hard-boiled eggs can be substituted as the protein, instead of meat slices. Another option would be to make a garden salad or add a pasta salad by removing the compartments. It works for young and older kids, or even adults taking their lunches to work.
When all has been decided upon, simple snap on the lid, another bonus (it stays closed), and set it in the fridge until the morning.
Then add to a reusable lunch bag, a small ice pack to keep it all cool and in a blink of an eye, lunch is ready to go to school with your little one.
I wish waking them up and getting them dressed was that easy!
If you like this particular bento box, you can find it here.