Win This Bento Set!

Win This Bento Set!

Brown bagged lunches can get soggy and packing many teeny plastic containers can get annoying. Instead, pack a meal or snack in a simple and fun Bento Set. Check out my favorite ways to pack them, then enter for a chance to win your own Bento Set.

Creative Ideas

Sesame noodle lunch

The size and colors of the Bento Set containers reflect the amounts recommended my USDA’s My Plate. This allows you to pack a portion controlled, balanced meal for kids and adults. These Bento boxes are BPA and lead-free and are easy to clean.

Winning meal combos:

  • Tuna salad on rye bread with carrot sticks dipped in balsamic vinaigrette and dried fruit.
  • Low fat cottage cheese, fresh pineapple, whole wheat pita triangles, hummus, sliced tomatoes and cucumber.
  • Cold pasta salad, orange segments, steamed broccoli and  sliced jicama.


Winning snack combos:

  • Cabbage slaw, fresh blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, and mixed dry roasted nuts.
  • Cheddar cheese cubes, unsalted pretzels, grapes and steamed broccoli.
  • Baked tortilla chips, salsa, avocado, and reduced fat sour cream.


Enter to Win!
Enter in the comments for a chance to win a Laptop Lunches Bento Set (pictured above). Tell me “What would you pack in your Bento Set if you won?” One randomly selected commenter will win the Laptop Lunches Bento Set.

The contest begins 10:00 AM EST today, and ends on Wednesday May 2, 2012 at 5:00 pm EST. You may only comment once to be considered and don’t need to purchase anything to win. Be sure to include your email address in the “Email” field when posting your comment so I can let you know if you won.  Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. Prize sponsored by Laptop Lunches. Follow Laptop Lunches on twitter or Facebook.

  • Erin Williams
    Posted at 10:31h, 01 May Reply

    I am thinking noodles, fruit, veggies & nuts! I love eating my lunch out of fun containers! Thanks for the chance.

  • Isabelle
    Posted at 10:35h, 01 May Reply

    I would send a quinoa salad with tomatoes and asparagus… Some funny slices of cheese, a fresh fruit salad and a homemade blueberries muffin!

  • Rachel @RunningRachel
    Posted at 10:40h, 01 May Reply

    This is fantastic! I would try to be as clever and healthy as possible while accomoditating the ‘ecclectic’ palet of my 6, 4, and 2 year old boys. I would pack: fruit (blueberries), cheese, cut up veggies and a PB&J sammie in a cute cut up shape also. 🙂

  • Laila @OnlyLaila
    Posted at 10:45h, 01 May Reply

    What a great giveaway! I would pack my son’s favorite foods: grilled cheese, cut up strawberries, blueberries, and carrots.

  • Kim Ludeman
    Posted at 11:27h, 01 May Reply

    I am a big believer in packing lunches! I would pack tuna, avocado and turkey rolls, grapes, strawberries, jerky and other little snacky foods. Great giveaway idea!

  • Debbs
    Posted at 11:53h, 01 May Reply

    Love this! I would pack my tex-mex quinoa salad with black beans, avocado and corn, a side of local veggies from my CSA, some cheese and a some fruit.

  • Sara P.
    Posted at 12:22h, 01 May Reply

    Awesome! I have always wanted one of these. I would some assorted salads (like a bean, a kale, etc) and nuts. Perfect lunch!

  • Elizabeth Gillispie
    Posted at 13:29h, 01 May Reply

    Been looking at these for a while but settled for baggies… I’d pack my 1st grader’s lunch.. Veggie crackers, pepperoni, cheddar squares, carrots, and grapes..and some yogurt.

  • Laurie
    Posted at 13:33h, 01 May Reply

    I would pack fruits, nuts and a small sandwhich.

  • Tejal
    Posted at 14:52h, 01 May Reply

    I’d pack fruit, vegetables (salad or carrots and celery or radishes, whatever I have in the fridge), brown rice, and lentils (veg…so this is my protein)

  • Robin
    Posted at 15:22h, 01 May Reply

    I would love to win one of these. I would pack fruit, crackers, and a sandwich in it.

  • amanda
    Posted at 17:37h, 01 May Reply

    i would pack homemade maki rolls and cucumber salad in mine!

  • Ashley Riley
    Posted at 20:48h, 01 May Reply

    This bento box is awesome! I will be studying abroad in Egypt and Ghana next year, so I will be packing my lunch with tasty goodies from the Egyptian and Ghanaian markets. In Ghana the boxes will be filled with Ghanaian peanuts (amazing,) fresh avocado (they are enormous,) papaya picked straight from the bush, and homemade bread!
    In Egypt the boxes will be filled with cous cous, eggplant, mango, and pine nuts! Of course, these meals will be alternating with everything else the markets have to offer!

  • Erica G
    Posted at 13:46h, 02 May Reply

    I would pack my darling daughter a colorful lunch with some veggies, fruits, and protein along with a dipping sauce! I have been wanting to get her one of these for YEARS but it hasn’t been in my budget. 🙁

  • Michelle B
    Posted at 14:58h, 02 May Reply

    I resort back to my childhood school lunch. A pBJ sandwich, applejuice or chocolate milk, carrots, apple, and either chips or a dessert!

  • Kelsey @ The Secret Life of Kelsey
    Posted at 16:47h, 02 May Reply

    Whole Wheat Wrap with Ham & Swiss, carrots, and a big juicy APPLE!!! 🙂

  • Alysa (InspiredRD)
    Posted at 16:58h, 02 May Reply

    Definitely fruits, veggies, and leftovers. Yay!

  • Grishma @ZaikaZabardast
    Posted at 16:59h, 02 May Reply

    Well I can think of all the possible options but for now I will go with fruits and veggie salad with refreshing lime-mint dressing!

  • Toby Amidor
    Posted at 18:24h, 02 May Reply

    Hi everyone!

    Thanks for another wonderful giveaway! There were so many creative ideas posted.

    The winner of the Bento Set is….Tejal! Congrats and please look for my email so I can mail it to you.

    I’ve got a very delicious giveaway coming up next week, so stay tuned…

    Stay healthy!

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