Monday, August 31, 2009

Bento boxes, tiffins can revive your lunch routine

Think inside a new box with containers that inspire creative cooks to bring lunch from home.

By Addie Broyles
Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Brown-bag lunches are about as exciting as the turkey sandwiches and bags of carrots usually packed inside them.

With the economy prompting more adults to pack their own lunches these days — more than 8 billion meals a year, according to NPD Group research, 40 percent of which contain sandwiches — the midday meal needs a makeover.

Sometimes, something as simple as changing your lunch container is all you need to reinvigorate the way you think about food consumed away from home. [Read the rest of the article at]

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely yes. I was inspired by the cover of Vegan Lunchbox and have not looked back.

    I just packed my first bento lunch in my new Laptop Lunchbox. I went pretty traditional this time out rice, veggies, fruit(meatless but I did do the egg roll up thingy with some gorgeous red chard). The cute veggie cutters I got to "go bento" are a blast - and the "waste" goes into my smoothies.

    I have been surfing blogs (mostly vegan) and storing up bento box ideas. Lunches have gotten A LOT more healthy - and even buying organic whenever possible, cost less, too.

    And on a non-nutritional, but eco-friendly note, I even made some little washable napkins from quilting cotton (to match my box and case, of course! (So glad you have the "adult" colors.)