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Bento box, meal inspo!

February 7, 2018

Hola chicas from Santa Cruz, Chile!

 

So I know I've been harping on you all to consider changing up your lunch routine and that's because there are sooooo many fun and healthy options out there to keep you out of the sandwich and salad rut.

 

 

 

Take this idea for example; the BENTO BOX! It's so easy to bulk prep, the containers are super inexpensive and the bento concept will keep you focused on your Happy Body Lifestyle throughout the week.

 

 

Quick side note education lession:
A Bento (弁当 bentō) is a single-portion take-out or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento holds rice or noodles, fish or meat, with pickled and cooked vegetables, in a box.

 

HOWEVER, considering you all aren't Japanese and I know you don't pack noodles and rice for lunch, here are my suggestions on how to best STUFF YOUR BOX hahah omg - I'm laughing so hard right now.

 

Box: Burrito or Taco Bowl Bento

Section 1: Shredded chicken or pork 

Section 2: Shredded lettuce & slices of avocado

Section 3: Scoop of black beans & shredded cheese

Section 4: Scoop of salsa

Section 5: Tortilla chips or (Ezekiel 4.9) whole grain tortilla wrap quartered

 

Box: Adult lunchable- Old school Style 

Section 1: (Applegate Farms or Whole Foods) Turkey deli meat rolled up

Section 2: 1/3 slices of cheese

Section 3: Grapes, blackberries, strawberries

Section 4: Cucumbers and Snap peas

Section 5: (Eat Well, Embrace Life) Hummus with (Bob's Red Mill) flaxmeal added

Section 6: A few (Crunchmaster or Mary's Gone Crackers) whole grain crackers

 

 

Box:  Sweet potato & grilled chicken

Section 1: Grilled Chicken strips

Section 2: Sweet potato

Section 3: 1/2 c steamed broccoli (or raw)

Section 4: 2 Tbsp (Justin's or Barney's) nut butter + drizzle of honey (to top the potato)

Section 5: 1/4 c dried fruit (Ocean Spray Reduced sugar)- to top the potato

Section 6: A Few (BarkTHINS) chocolate snacks

 

Box: Packed with Protein Power!

Section 1: Turkey Jerky- (EPIC Bar, KRAVE, Field Trip)

Section 2: 2 hard boiled eggs

Section 3: 1/4 c almonds (Emerald or Back to Nature)

Section 4: 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt (Siggi's, Fage, Chobani, Icelandic)

Section 5: Snack Bar (Larabar)

Section 6: Dry edamame (Seapoint Farms)

 

 

 

Box: Chicken pesto Zoodles

Section 1: Grilled chicken slices

Section 2: Pesto zoodles

Section 3: Cucumbers and Grape tomatoes to top pasta

Section 4: Mixed berries

Section 5: Healthy granola/ nut bar (KIND bar or Larabar)

 

 

 

Box: Mediterranean Quinoa Box

Section 1: 1/2 c Quinoa (Bob's Red Mill) + red and yellow cherry tomatoes + lemon zest + feta cheese

Section 2: 1/2 can tuna (365 Brand)

Section 3:  Clementine

Section 4: Cucumbers and Carrots

Section 5: Chick peas

Section 6: A pear or apple slices

 Box: Deluxe Yogurt parfait

Section 1: 1/2 cup Greek yogurt mixed (Siggi's, Fage, Stonyfield)

Section 2: 1/2 cup berries

Section 3: 1 Health Warrior Chia Bar

Section 4: 1/8 c unsweetened coconut (Let's Do...Organic!)

Section 5: 1/4 cup unsalted mixed nuts (Emeralds)

Section 6: 1/8 c 70% cacao nibs (Navitas Naturals)

 

 

 

 

Box:  Grilled Shrimp Wrap

Section 1: Grilled Shrimp

Section 2: Whole grain tortilla- quartered (Ezekiel)

Section 3: Hummus - garlic type

Section 4: Handful of spinach

Section 5: Melon chunks

Section 6: Small container cottage cheese (Horizon)

 

 

Ok, so you get the gist. You need a lean protein, a fruit or vegetable and a whole grain!

 

ENJOY fixing your box up and

making it look reallllllllyyyyy tasty ;)

 

You can buy your own cheapooooo containers here

 

 

 

Images from: https://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/lunch/healthy-bento-box-ideas/




 

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