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Deconstructed Burger

Fall has arrived and you may be squeezing in a backyard BBQ or two before the cold weather follows.  As I’ve mentioned before, bento-ing is great for utilizing your leftovers and there’s nothing better than a thick and juicy burger … Continue reading

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Dorm-Friendly Bentos

It’s that time of year again! Fall Semester is right around the corner and many of you are headed back to your college dorms where eating healthy can be a real challenge.  Whether you’re in between classes, studying in the … Continue reading

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The Man’s Bento

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“Bento-ing” can be both manly and healthy!  Pump up your bento with hearty proteins and bountiful sides.  Barbecuing meats and veggies is a great way of including necessary nutrients while adding a boost of smokey flavor. One of our readers … Continue reading

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Unique Finds for Your Bento

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Keep your bentos interesting by packing unique and innovative ingredients!  I often dash through the supermarket picking up my usual groceries for the week, but when I take the time to look around the produce department or visit my local Farmer’s … Continue reading

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Healthy Kid-Friendly Bentos

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Eating healthy can be fun!  Sometimes it requires a little imagination to get your picky eaters on the right track. I’ve come up with a couple lunches that demonstrate just how easy it can be to create healthy kid-friendly bentos. … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Protein

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Slicing up fruits and veggies for your bento is a cinch.  Adding a dollop of yogurt or cottage cheese is no problem.  Protein, on the other hand, can be trickier and require more preparation time than you have.  I have … Continue reading

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How to Pack an American Bento

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You can pack your bento lunch any which way you like, but you may find my American take on the traditional Japanese approach useful (especially when packing bentos in a hurry).  When putting a bento together, I try to keep … Continue reading

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“Bento-ing” Made Easy

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It can be a real chore to pack lunches every Monday through Friday.  With everything else that needs to get done on a daily basis, being imaginative in the kitchen can quickly fall to the wayside.  The art of “bento-ing” … Continue reading

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Buffet-Style Bentos

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What excites me the most about buffets is that you don’t have to decide on one dish, you can try them all!  Sometimes while packing my lunch (or even just a snack) I am in buffet-mode and I simply do … Continue reading

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Fun Cut-Outs for Kids!

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Are you having trouble getting your kids to eat a balanced diet?  As I’m sure you know, you’re not alone.  A bento box can be a great tool for creating fun, healthy, and easy lunches for your kids at school! … Continue reading

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