|Turkey & Swiss, veggie stix, peaches, & yogurt with strawberries|
I remember when Lunchables came out. I thought the packaging was so cool, but but I refused to buy them too often. Not just because of the salt content, but because what I was impressed with was actually the little tray they packaged the lunch in! So at home I just put the same food items in baggies and throw them in a lunch sack and send the kids out the door.
|Just looks sort of boring compared to the top photo...|
I just think the different designs they have are so cute. And I don't mean the panda style! I like that it's a way to make lunch fun. Even for a few months. AND I like the fact that the portions are set, so the dietary intake is limited by the size of the containers.
So I did another search online and found:
I'm so excited! I ordered two bento boxes like this:
Okay, but WITHOUT the food! And like this:
...and the little containers come with lids, and they also come in a rectangular lunchbox that closes.
I can't wait to use them this week! Plus the company sent along a free recipe e-book... well, I thought it was a recipe book until I opened it. It is actually an e-book organized by season, full of photos like those two above, listing the ingredients in each photo. So while it is not exactly RECIPES it is INSPIRATION! And I love it, too!
I'll let you know if they are as practical as they are CUTE!!