My daughter hated the cafeteria food at school, so last year when she went back to school for 3rd grade, I started making her Bento Box lunches.
Over the past year we have found some great tools that help make our morning lunch prep fast, easy, economical, and efficient – those are a few of my favorite things!
In the beginning we started off with 2 Bento Boxes we got from Pottery Barn Kids. Throughout the last year of Bento Boxes I realized:
We have found quite a few Bento Boxes that we really like along this journey and I am happy to tell you about what we like best.
Frankly, these are my daughter’s opinions. At the end of the day, she always tells me “Mom, this leaked and made my pretzels soggy…so I didn’t eat them..”.
Since some of our Bento Boxes are not “leakproof” I make sure I only use certain foods in those types of Boxes.
If you are using “non-juicy” foods, then most Bento Boxes will work well with crustless sandwiches, dry foods, and anything sealed (like mini granola bars, etc.).
Any time I do cutouts of these fruits and vegetables (that are juicy and tend to “leak”), I use leak-free bento boxes or I use small leak-proof containers.
The BEST “Leak-Free” Bento Boxes I’ve seen are definitely the “bentgo” boxes. I have a few others in my shopping carts I’ll be trying out this year, so I’ll keep you posted if I find any new ones we love.
These do tend to be on the smaller side but they have proven to be leak-proof, dishwasher safe, and one of the easiest to use and clean. The new ones I found look bigger, so let’s see how those are!
One of my favorite Bento Boxes is this one with individual stainless steel containers with plastic lids.
This one has a nice lid that snaps on too and holds all the compartments together. This washes up easily in the dishwasher too!
This little stainless steel Bento Box with the individual compartments is great for “leak-proof” lunches.
If I can recommend any tool that is just flat out awesome, it is these sandwich cutters and sealers that make the cutest crustless sandwiches!
These are super easy to use and you can make amazing cute little sandwiches in 3 minutes!
This little stainless steel containers with silicone lids are great for sauce, dressing, syrup, etc. My girl loves ranch with her carrots so I got these and they are perfect for Bento Boxes!
These ice packs are really cute and they stay cool for a long time!
You can totally make adult versions of these cute lunches for yourself too! Never be too old to search the skies on Christmas Eve! Keep the magic alive and enjoy a little whimsy in your life!
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