Busy morning? Running late? Everyone has "one of those days". All week I will be sharing easy bento ideas to help get you one step closer to getting out the door. All bento lunches this week can easily be made in 5-10 minutes. Today's tip - use a sectioned container (bento box) when in a rush. When I am in a hurry I often find myself reaching for this type of container. Today I used my two tier Lock & Lock. Other great sectioned containers I often use are EasyLunchboxes, Lunchbots trio, and PlanetBox. These lunch boxes come with a "blueprint" which makes lunch packing a breeze. Toss food into the sections and you're done.
In this bento box: Baby carrots, jalapeno cilantro hummus and tortilla pin wheels, rocket shaped cheese crackers, cucumber slices, hard boiled egg (sliced), and apple slices.
I am very excited to bring you this mini series of simple bentos. Personally, I am fond of themed bento lunches and I have a tendency to share those bentos first. However, the majority of people are interested in bento lunch ideas that are easily replicated and don't take a ton of time. Trust me, I make plenty of simplistic lunches as well, but most of the time they end up sitting in the "unblogged" folder on my computer. Now is there time to shine. I hope you will find some useful ideas and tips here this week.
Don't forget to check back tomorrow for another quick bento idea!
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