Bento box, meal inspo!
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/