So I was excited to see this adult-size rubberized collapsible "bento" set at Walgreens as I was checking out the school supply sales. Yes, it's thrifty material. No, it's not a real bento box despite the packaging description, it's just a lunchbox with a lid and three compartments. But a Bento specialist could do marvelous things with it, and it's large enough to hold breakfast and lunch for the average person - as you'll note below in the pictures.
My challenge to myself this week is to do my best to pack my breakfast and lunch, avoid the cafeteria, and limit my daytime calories. This box will do the trick. Why "Lazy Bento?" Because this week I don't have the time to pre-cook and pre-package things, so it will involve a lot of thawed leftovers and re-configuring of frozen ingredients I have on hand.
Lazy Bento #1 for Tuesday - breakfast and lunch
Breakfast: Jimmy Dean breakfast biscuit cut in half to be reheated a few seconds in a paper towel with morning coffee
Lunch: thawed frozen prepared Chicken Makhani entree and a side of early peas
That's roughly 700 calories before any fruit or snacks, with dinner TBD
Sodium - unacceptable Fat/Carb ratio - acceptable
|Two meals in one box - and still room to pack in more. This is not a kid-size bento box.|
|The Eco One compartments - one large and two "smaller" cups|
|TV remote next to the fully-opened large compartment, for comparison. This kit can hold a lot of stuff.|
|Lazy Bento packed and ready for the fridge. There is a plastic spork included in the lid.|
|In its original packaging. |