Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wonder Burgers

This Week's Bento Lunch

Packed with vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants, we like to refer to black bean burgers as Wonder Burgers! They're easy to make, can be customized to please just about anyone's taste buds, and offer a wealth of health benefits. We hope you'll enjoy this week's bento lunch of Wonder Burgers and sides sure to leave you feeling great! 

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Feel Great Bento Lunch

This Week's Bento Lunch

This week's bento lunch is full of delicious foods that will leave your body feeling great! To cut back on the extra sugar, we chose to make our own granola, which was super easy and gave us the added control over what we put into our bodies. 

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Made in America Christmas

Healthy Holiday Bento

We just wanted to send a big THANK YOU out to everyone that has supported American manufacturing through the purchase of our Bento Sets and Bento Buddies this holiday season! 

According to, World News with Diane Sawyer"If each of us (Average Americans) spent just $64 on American made goods during our holiday shopping, the result would be 200,000 new jobs." Now, that's something to feel pretty good about. 

Click here to learn more about the effects of buying American made products and how you can get involved in spreading this important message throughout the holiday season.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dinner Repackaged

This Week's Bento Lunch

The easiest way to make lunch is to repackage dinner, so this week we decided to do just that and found ourselves in a win-win situation. Dinner clean-up was a breeze and lunch made itself. Did we mention that it tasted great? Who wouldn't want a lasagna meal for lunch? 

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pleasing Portions

This Week's Bento Lunch

In an effort to get a jump start on our New Year's resolutions, we've been using our Bento Sets for both balance and portion control. Lunches like this week's have made it both easy and satisfying to take this first step toward living a healthier lifestyle. 

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Volunteering in Santa Cruz

“With good fortune comes the responsibility to give back." - Pelstring family

Feeling fortunate enough to be able to enjoy the great community that Santa Cruz has to offer, we decided to usher in the holiday season by challenging ourselves to go out and volunteer in November. Most team members chose to use this opportunity to put a little more time into the organizations they are already involved in but we also came together as a group to donate food and warm clothes to a local shelter which showed us what a big difference a small group of people can make by coming together.

This opportunity opened up some great conversations about volunteering and reminded us all how easy and rewarding it can be to give back either as an individual or a family. The Pelstring family is a great example of a busy family that works hard throughout the year to have a positive impact on the community in various ways. "We do different things including donating warm clothing to the homeless shelter in the winter time, delivering food to itinerant farmers during the holidays, beach and school clean-up days, participating on school committees and non-profit boards, and providing transportation for the ill to doctors' appointments. We truly believe that every little bit helps to make a better society that we all benefit from."

This challenge really opened our eyes to how easy it really can be to get involved on any level and what a great impact that involvement can have. As with many challenges, we hope this will stick as it seems to have with others. It turns out that, based on information compiled by, in 2011 Americans volunteered for 8.1 billion hours! To learn more about volunteering in America, check out this cool Infographic - Volunteering in America.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holiday Balance

After indulging a little over the holiday weekend, it felt great to get back on track with this week's wholesome bento lunch. Here's to a happy, well-balanced holiday season! 

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