Have You Gone Bento Yet? Laptop Lunches Solves Your Lunch Box Boredom

by Janice

My son is eleven and my daughter is five. I am afraid to do the math about how many lunches I have made in my life and how many lunches are still waiting for me to make.

It is hard to come up with nut-free, healthy lunches that kids will actually eat. And I realize that if I am bored of making the same lunches over and over, then my kids must be really bored of eating those same lunches.

Laptop Lunches, and their fantastic bento lunch boxes, comes to the rescue for all of us moms and kids bored of the lunch-making-drill.


If you have never heard of bento before, bento is common in Japanese cuisine and is a home packed meal usually in a box shaped container, traditionally consisting of rice, fish or meat, and one or more pickled or cooked vegetables.

Laptop Lunches® bento-ware is designed to help parents pack nutritious, eco-friendly lunches for school, work, travel, play or take out. Their eco-friendly lunch boxes contain NO phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), PVC, or lead, and they are reusable, recyclable, and dishwasher safe.


In addition to offering fabulous products in which to pack waste-free, unique lunches, Laptop Lunches’ website is also a wonderful resource for parents who need ideas for healthy lunches, how to deal with picky eaters, or seasonal meal ideas.

If you need some creative ideas for what to put in your kids’ lunches, check out Laptop Lunches. Their bento solutions may be just what you need to save you and your kids from lunch box boredom.


So, tell us, how have you livened up your kids’ lunches? What are your kids’ favorite lunch box foods? Have you tried making bento-style lunches yet?


Please Note: We were provided products from Laptop Lunches for review purposes. All opinions are 100% our own.

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Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.

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1 Lauren February 16, 2013 at 2:16 pm

These lunchboxes look beautiful, and I’d love to create healthy bento lunches for my kids! I will definitely have to check their products out! Thanks for posting.


2 Janice February 22, 2013 at 3:05 pm

You’re welcome! They are super fun and have so many different styles and options. :)


3 Jessica February 17, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Love this idea!


4 Janice February 22, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Isn’t it great? A fun change for everyone. :)


5 Laura February 18, 2013 at 10:52 pm

I love these bento boxes. I use them for my own lunch, too :) They also make containers for soups on the go. Even better, they are made in the USA (California) and have created local jobs!


6 Janice February 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Yes – I use them for me too. I love sending soup for my son too. And yay for US jobs!


7 Nanette ~ AMomBlog February 22, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I have wanted to do these but haven’t found the right bento boxes any place I’ve looked. I must check out their site. The pink and black would be a hit with my princess.


8 Seafood Lover February 24, 2013 at 10:04 am

These bento boxes are great! My kids really love port canaveral seafood and I think they will love it more when I pack them on these bento boxes. The fish and chips, tartar sauce, potato wedges and calamari, I can now imagine how wonderful they’ll look and neatly divided. :)


9 Tami February 28, 2013 at 11:16 am

YAAAY! This is exactly how my daughter eats (whole, separate foods – fruits, veg, crackers, etc) and I was just lamenting this morning my use of FOUR stinkin’ ziploc baggies for her lunch today, daydreaming about something just like this! Thanks for this great product & idea!

Important question for you: Are they leak proof? Are there lids for each individual section?


10 Leanne April 23, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Ive just learnt what bento lunches are… i need to start making my kids them! :)


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