Saturday, January 29, 2011

48-hour / 45% OFF closeout sale!

Check out our 48-hour / 45% OFF closeout sale on high quality neoprene carriers! Offer expires at 3 p.m. on Mon. Jan 31st.

BLUE Insulated Carriers - Only $9.99! (reg. $17.99):
NAVY Insulated Carriers - Only $9.99! (reg. $17.99):

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Easy Pizza Bento

Easy Pizza Bento

Pizza's for lunch! Need we say more? While pizza for lunch is a definite treat, we also included steamed kale and persimmon wedges to help balance the meal out, so enjoy!


  • Pizza Muffins
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Steamed Kale with Mixed Seeds
  • Persimmon Wedeges

Preparation Notes

Top a whole grain English muffin with marinara and sliced swiss cheese. Bake at 350 degrees until the cheese has melted. Let cool before putting into your extra large container.

Fill your dip container with parmesan cheese and store in your extra large container with your pizza.

Steam kale. Once cool, mix in sesame, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds. Put your Kale salad into one of your medium containers.

Cut a persimmon into wedges and put into your other medium container.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Middle Eastern Lunch Box Feast

Today's Lunch Menu:

A meze is a combination of palate pleasing foods often served as appetizers at Middle Eastern gatherings. Like much of the region’s cuisine, the meze often features dishes made of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes with a variety of spices. After having our own Middle Eastern feast for dinner last night, we decided to create a personal sized meze to enjoy today for lunch.

  • Falafel Balls
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Baba Ghanoush
  • Tabbouleh
  • Whole Wheat Pita

Preparation Notes

Use leftovers or make the night before:

Use your favorite falafel mix and either bake or fry balls. Once cool, put into one of your large containers.

Add a handful of cherry tomatoes to the large container with your falafel balls.

Prepare the baba ghanoush and put into your medium lidded container. Following is the recipe we used:

Prepare the tabbouleh: and put into your other medium container.

Cut up a whole wheat pita and place into your remaining large container.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Lunch Jar Makes it Easy to Add Hot Items to Your Bento Lunch

Bento users often ask “How can I keep food hot?” Well, we’ve got the answer for you: we’ve just re-launched our stainless steel Lunch Jars, now available in our web store at

The Laptop Lunches Lunch Jar features insulated walls and a vacuum seal that maintain food temperatures for up to six hours. Whether you want to pack some hot tomato soup or a chilled fruit salad with your bento lunch, our stainless steel Lunch Jar will keep it at the perfect temperature for you to enjoy at lunchtime.

Made out of 18/8 food-grade stainless steel with a black or pink cap, the Lunch Jar won’t impart or retain flavors. It’s BPA-free and has a capacity of 17 fluid ounces. It’s a reusable, recyclable, and eco-friendly solution to transporting hot foods with you while you are on the go for work, travel, school, or anywhere your life takes you!

Lunch Jars Expand Your Bento Lunch Options

Our bento boxes and insulated carriers are great for keeping food fresh until lunchtime, but these Lunch Jars expand your options by keeping temperature-sensitive foods hot or cold for hours. They work well with a number of our bento lunch boxes and make a great accessory item for your Laptop Lunchbox!

Carry a Lunch Jar to work with your Casual Lunch Date and enjoy a hot or cold food item to go with the other healthy choices you include in your bento box.

Pack the Lunch Jar inside your Bento Carrier, along with a drink bottle and Bento Buddies, for a complete on-the-go meal.

Add a Lunch Jar to your Power Lunch System and open the door to a range of new lunch menu combinations that will power you through your busy day.

Hot Bento Lunch Jar Recipes

Looking for some delicious menu ideas to pack in your Lunch Jar? Here are some of our favorite hot food recipes that make a great addition to a balanced bento lunch:

Pumpkin Curry Soup – Featuring a savory blend of seasonings combined with pumpkin puree, this tasty soup will warm you up on chilly days.

Hearty Chili: Spice up your lunch with this simple yet so delicious chili recipe that will fill you up at lunchtime.

Miso Soup: You won’t want to miss this miso soup! A flavorful combination of red miso paste, tofu, and dried kombu seaweed, it goes well with rice crackers and lemon-ginger cookies.

How Will You Use Your Lunch Jar?

Do you have a favorite hot or cold recipe that you’re planning to pack in your new Lunch Jar? Leave a comment to let us know!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Veggie Omelet

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We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it is often also the most rushed. Having breakfast for lunch is a great way to enjoy some of your breakfast favorites--but in slow fashion.


  • Vegetable and Cheese Omelet
  • Home Fried Potatoes
  • Orange Segments
  • Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin

Preparation Notes

Make an omelet with cheese and your favorite steamed vegetables to put into your large lidded container.

Cut a lemon poppy seed muffin in half and put both halves in your other large container.

Prepare home fried potatoes, let cool and put into our medium container.

Peel and cut an orange into segments to put into your other medium container.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Almond Butter and Bananas

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If you're facing a stressful day at school or work, this is the lunch for you. Bananas play a starring role in this meal and their unique make up will help boost your energy, reduce your stress level and lighten your mood. All that and you get lemon cookies for dessert! How could your day not turn out great?


Almond Butter and Banana Sandwich
Steamed Broccoli
Ranch Dressing
Lemon Cookies

Preparation Notes

Spread almond butter on both halves of a whole wheat English muffin. Thinly slice half a banana up and add to the muffin. Put your sandwich and the second half of the banana in your extra large container.

Steam broccoli crowns and add to one of the medium containers.

Fill the dip container with ranch dressing and add it to the extra large container to enjoy your broccoli with.

Fill your other medium container with your favorite lemon cookies.