October 17, 2011

Introducing: Bento Weekly

What is Bento Weekly?

This is a packed school-meal for my family.  I prepare them daily but I post it on a weekly basis.  I created it to encourage me (and you) to pack healthy meals for us, our spouses and our children.

This will be a good opportunity for me (and you) to continue on what I started, and keep my family eating healthy even if they're away from home.

First of all, help  me figure out the right bento container.  My qualifications are:

  • 3-sectioned container good enough to hold 2 sides, 1 entree.
  • Leak-proof & Air tight to keep foods fresh longer.
  • Dishwasher-safe, Freezer-safe & Microwave-safe
  • Lids that are easy to open and close.
  • A size of a medium plate so you wouldn't be cramped when eating.
  • BPA-free and Phthalates-free

And this is what I came up with:
This Sterilite bento container had met my qualifications and had even exceeded my expectations.  My son calls it his school plate :) It's light on the budget and it's readily available anytime you need to replace it.

Then I have to get small containers that will hold the dips and sauces.  Sterilite doesn't the right size that I was looking for.  So I went on ebay and found the Tupperware Smidgets instead.  I have to stock on these though since Tupperware don't make them anymore.  It is available in many different colors.
Then I have to choose the right water bottle for my son that will meet my son's needs.  And this is what we found:
Thermos Hydration Bottle, which is:

  • Made from BPA-free, impact-resistant and dishwasher-durable Eastman Tritan™ copolyester
  • Easy-to-use flip-up straw
  • Leak-proof lid with integrated carry loop
  • Ergonomic design is comfortable to grip
Now I think we're ready to roll!

See you on our next blog of bento meals :)

Disclosure:  All the products mentioned herein were results of my researches.  They were purchased by us with our own resources.  There were no free samples sent to us for reviews.

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