Thursday, July 29, 2010

Egg Salad English Muffin

This Week's Photo


* Egg Salad Sandwich
* Red Bell Pepper Strips
* Oranges Slices
* Broccoli Florets
* Thousand Island Dressing

Preparation Notes

Add some pizazz to your everyday egg salad. Pile it atop a whole grain English muffin and add a lettuce leaf, some sprouts, or sliced tomatoes. Oranges can be cut in many ways, and they look great when packed with dark green broccoli, red bell pepper, and yellow egg salad. Your favorite dressing will jazz up the veggies as well.

Prepare an egg salad sandwich on a whole grain English muffin. Include a lettuce leaf or sprouts for good measure

Cut the red bell pepper into strips.

Slice an orange.

Cut some broccoli. Pack it raw or steam it if you prefer.

Pour some thousand island dressing into your little dip container.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Insulated Bento Lunch Box Sets and Totes Available Now

bento lunch box sets
Don’t believe there’s a lunch box set that does it all? Prove yourself wrong by packing a bento meal with one of Laptop Lunches NEW bento lunch kits available today. If packing lunch each day for yourself and the kids is a tedious time-consuming task, check out Laptop Lunches’ stylish and handy bento lunch boxes. They are just what you need to take the pressure off!

Laptop Lunches bento kits are made with 10% recycled content and include totes made with 100% post-consumer recycled fabric. The lunch box totes have expandable front pockets to hold additional items, a drink holder in the zippered side pouch and come with an all-stainless fork and spoon set. Also, insulated lunch box totes with a design (Daisy, Stripes, & Plaid) are printed with soy ink.

New Bento Lunch Box Sets

The all-in-one bento lunch kit is compartmentalized and comes with a metal fork and spoon, as well as a fantastic little book chock full of creative lunch ideas. Just think: everything you need to pack a lunch the kids will brag about and your co-workers will envy, bundled into one bento lunch kit! The new insulated bento lunch box sets are cost-effective too since all of the components come in one package. They’re a great way to keep lunches fresh and crisp for hours.

New Insulated Lunch Box Totes

Already a bento fan? The insulated lunch box tote is the perfect accessory to complete the bento experience. With a variety of designs to choose from, the insulated bento tote will let you pack your classic bento set snuggly within to give it a new look. You can also pack your set of Bento Buddies directly in the tote without a surrounding hard-case bento box. Each insulated lunch tote boasts an expandable mesh pouch perfect for including a reusable water bottle, can be zipped flat when not in use, and has a sleek, compact, designer look.

Re-think Your Lunchbox: Which bento are you?

We hope you will take a moment to check out the new Laptop Lunches bento lunch box designs today!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thursday's Bento Lunchbox -- NEW!

Back by Popular Demand: Our Classic Primary Colors!

  • Blue tote.

  • Classic primary bento set 2.0.

  • Bento set made with 10% recycled content.

  • Tote made with 100% post-consumer recycled fabric.

  • Expandable front pocket holds additional items.

  • Drink holder in zippered side pouch.

  • All-stainless fork and spoon.

Now available at

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wednesday's 2010 Bento Lunchbox

Here's another fun new style from our 2010 line-up. Ready for pre-order at Check it out!

  • Cool new stripes.

  • Classic blue and periwinkle bento set 2.0.

  • Bento set made with 10% recycled content.

  • Tote made with 100% post-consumer recycled fabric.

  • Printed with soy ink.

  • Expandable front pocket holds additional items.

  • Drink holder in zippered side pouch.

  • All-stainless fork and spoon.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tuesday's 2010 Bento Lunchbox Treat

We're so excited about launching this very cool new tire tread plaid bento kit this Friday, July 23rd. What do you think?

  • Cool new tire tread plaid pattern.

  • Striking black and red bento set 2.0 made with 10% recycled content.

  • Tote made with 100% post-consumer recycled fabric.

  • Printed with soy ink.

  • Expandable front pocket holds additional items.

  • Drink holder in zippered side pouch.

  • All-stainless fork and spoon.

Monday, July 19, 2010

New 2010 Back to School Bento Kits Coming This Friday!

Each day this week we'll be unveiling one of our NEW 2010 LUNCH BOX DESIGNS, which will be available in stores and on our Web site this Friday, July 23rd.

Here's the first one!

  • Fun new daisy pattern.

  • Cool new bento set 2.0 colors.

  • Tote made with 100% post-consumer recycled fabric.

  • Bento set made with 10% recycled content.

  • Printed with soy ink.

  • Expandable front pocket holds additional items.

  • Drink holder in zippered side pouch.

  • All-stainless fork and spoon.

Let us know what you think!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Drink Bottles Back in Stock!

We're so pleased to announce that our drink bottles are finally back in stock. We know that many of you have been waiting for several months for their return. They're now available online at

We've got all five colors in colors: blue, red, purple, pink, and lime.

Thanks for waiting!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

5 Ways to Green Your Wedding Day

Wedding Tips from Green Living Ideas

1. Invitations

The invitation is your first impression to all of your guests, so if you’re going for a green wedding, why not ask them in an eco-friendly way. There are plenty of alternative paper options, from recycled content to hemp card, or forgo the physical cards completely and use e-invitations. To find out more about your options for green wedding invitations, visit the Great Green Weddings website.

2. Wedding Favors

Wedding favors represent what your guests take home to remember the event by, so they are also a great way to plant a green message in memory of your day. Two popular ideas are to give out seedling trees as wedding favors, or even add seeds themselves to the name/place cards. Visit Favor Ideas to start your brainstorm.

3. Catering

This may be one of the most visible ways to make your wedding green- everyone talks about the food at a wedding. Making simple choices like using biodegradable utensils, cups and plates if you’re holding your reception outside, and carefully choosing organic and local food for the cuisine can go a long way when you’re feeding a hundred or more people. If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area like me, start with Organic Catering.

4. Clothes

This one will take a little more work, planning and money, but dressing the wedding party in eco-friendly clothing is a great way to make a statement that sticks. The Organic Clothing blog has a great introduction to examples of high quality green fashion options for weddings.

5. Honeymoons

Once the wedding is over it’s time for the honeymoon. Whether in the U.S. or internationally, there is an ever-expanding eco-tourism industry that will get you somewhere away from the crowd and friendly to the Earth so you can celebrate the green way. Gaiam has a great list of destinations to get your green wheels turning.

If you’ve been to a green wedding or will be going this summer, please add your ideas or experiences in the comments.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

How to Reduce Oil Consumption

Some great tips from GreenPeace:

In the wake of the ongoing catastrophe of the Gulf oil spill, lots of people have been asking us how they can reduce their oil consumption in their daily lives. Here's our top ten:

1. Carpool, cycle or use public transport to go to work.

2. Choose when possible products packaged without plastic and recycle or re-use containers.

3. Buy organic fruits and vegetables (fertilisers and pesticides are based on oil more often than not).

4. Buy beauty products (shampoo, soap, make-up) based on natural ingredients, not oil.

5. Choose when possible locally produced products (less transport involved).

6. Buy clothes made out of organic cotton or hemp - not from oil derivatives.

7. Use non-disposable items in picnics and summer festivals.

8. Quit bottled water.

9. Fly less.

10. Demand that your government encourage renewable energy instead of oil.

Monday, July 5, 2010

July Travel Bento

This Week's Photo


* Hard-boiled Eggs
* Fresh Strawberries
* Pretzel Sticks
* Steamed Green Beans

Preparation Notes

Traveling this summer? Remember to pack a bento so you won't have to settle for fast food or overpriced on-the-go meals. Here's one example for keeping it simple, delicious, and fun. And don't forget to use your bento box as a reusable take-out or "doggy bag" container when you're out seeing the world!

Slice two hard-boiled eggs in half.

Cut some fresh strawberries.

Add a handful of pretzel sticks.

Steam and cut some fresh green beans.

From: July Travel Bento Lunchbox

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Stainless Fruit and Veggie Cutters for Your Bento Lunchbox

Hot off the press at!

Want to add hearts and stars to your lunch box? You'll love this brand new set of two fruit and veggie cutters. Use them for shaping apples, pears, kiwifruit, melon, mango, carrots, potatoes, yams, beets, mushrooms, and a whole lot more!

Includes 2 fruit and veggie cutters.


* fun
* reusable
* durable
* easy to hold
* made of stainless steel


* height = 1.5 inches
* width = 1 inch

Friday, July 2, 2010

New Bento Lunchbox Dividers Now Available!

If you haven't had a chance to check out our cool new bento dividers, please do.

These bright little cups are perfect for creating and organizing space inside your bento box. They're great for berries, olives, cookies, crackers, beans, nuts, and much, much more. You can even use them to bake muffins or cupcakes!

Includes 2 bento dividers, one lime and one teal.

More information can be found at