Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mis-Matched Sets

We have 2 cases of 24 original mis-matched sets for only $312 at:

These are great for schools, birthday parties, and for group orders. They're being discontinued, so if you're interested, now is the time!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Planning to travel this summer? Don't forget your Laptop Lunches!


Laptop Lunches Keeps Nutrition Intact During Summer Travel

American-style bento boxes are fun, eco-friendly, and only $39.99 at

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – May 24, 2010 – Road trips, long flights, local getaways – these all lead to one thing: junk food! Travelers can avoid nutrition breakdown this summer with American-style bento boxes from Laptop Lunches. This Bento-ware for Everywhere is ideal for packing wholesome, earth-friendly, on-the-go meals.

The Laptop Lunches Bento System (only $39.99 at includes five inner containers that rest in a tray, a set of stainless-steel utensils, and a water bottle, all of which zip into an insulated mini-laptop case, appropriate for both kids and adults. The brightly colored inner containers accommodate everything from carrot sticks to miso soup.

Each system comes with a handy little guide, which takes the guesswork out of what to pack. It includes creative lunch ideas, travel-friendly menus, and recipes for fun, nutritious meals. And while the Bento System eliminates the need for plastic baggies, the guide gives other tips for reducing waste, as well.

About Laptop Lunches

Obentec, Inc. was founded in 2001 by two California moms, with the mission of helping families improve lunchtime nutrition while reducing waste. Laptop Lunches are affordable, high quality, made-in-the-USA meal containers designed for people on the go, and are perfect for school, work, and travel. The founders of Obentec, Inc. believe that healthy kids come from healthy communities; thus Obentec is committed to giving back to schools and environmental organizations. Learn more at
For additional information, please contact Alecia J. Wachtstetter at aleciaw(at)lotus823(dot)com.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Spring Garden Grab 'N Go Bento

This Week's Photo


* Organic Strawberries
* Mini Rice Cakes
* Peanut Butter
* Sugar Snap Peas
* Baby Carrots
* Caesar Salad Dressing

Preparation Notes

As the school year winds down and the festivities and obligations reach a new end-of-year high, we know you'll be looking for ways to speed up the lunchmaking routine without sacrificing quality. That's the time to give this very colorful and nutritious "Grab 'n Go" bento a try.

Quarter some strawberries.

Add a handful of mini rice cakes.

Fill one dip container with fresh ground peanut butter.

Trim and add some sugar snap peas and baby carrots.

Fill your extra dip container with Caesar salad dressing.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Kasha, Pineapple, and More

This Week's Photo


* Cherry Tomatoes
* Cucumber Slices
* Kasha (Russian for 'buckwheat groats')
* Croissant
* Pineapple Slices

Preparation Notes

A typical North American diet relies heavily on wheat and rice, but it doesn't have to be that way. When packing lunch, don't forget to look "outside the box" for other interesting and nutritous alternatives. Next time you shop for groceries, consider purchasing kasha (buckwheat), amaranth, quinoa, millet, polenta, and pearl barley.

Place the cherry tomatoes in one of the large containers.

Slice the cucumber.

Prepare the kasha according to your taste. (Pictured here: sauteed kasha with onions and tofu.) Other delicious kasha combinations can be found HERE and HERE.

Cut a croissant in half.

Add two slices of fresh, canned, or dried pineapple.