The Bento box (aka laptop lunch box) has been touted recently in several media outlets as a diet-savvy tool. Essentially, the Bento box is a food storage container with several various-sized compartments. The Bento has long been used in Japanese culture for takeout or box lunches. When you think about it, the Bento has several built-in qualities that support healthy eating habits. The sectioned compartments take the guesswork out of portion sizes and help you get a healthy mix of food. Try to fill the compartments with all the colors of the rainbow for a good nutrient balance.
Not only that, but the Bento is also a great reusable alternative to plastic baggies, brown bags and other disposable packaging. It keeps all your different tastes from mixing. And a single box means fewer dishes to do at the end of the day too! Bringing homemade food to work is a great way to save money and your health, so stash your leftovers in one of these!
This plastic storage container has three sections for snacks and a separate compartment over the top for a sandwich or utensils.
These small snack containers even keep your food cool until lunchtime with freezable gel. With the 3-cup capacity, you’re well on your way to your daily recommended vegetable servings. Hint: measure out the capacity of the reusable plastic containers you already own once and you’ll always have portion sizes under control.
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