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Old 01-26-2009, 22:42   #1
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Question Bento Box

Yesterday I ordered my first Bento Box. Now I'm looking for great low-carb foods to fill it. Anybody???? What would you put in it?

Today I packed another similar lunch box to take to class:

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It consisted of:

mango cut out as little bunnies
cucumber cut out as flowers
cold white rice in the form of a fish
cherry tomatoes
slices of carrot
1 package of whole wheat crackers
1 triangle cheese
olives
1 hard boiled egg, car shape
raspberries

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Old 01-26-2009, 23:04   #2
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How in the heck did you get a car shaped egg? That was such a festive looking lunch. Very interesting. Nice bento box, too. Not that I ever heard of a bento box. What a great set up.

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How in the heck did you get a car shaped egg? That was such a festive looking lunch. Very interesting. Nice bento box, too. Not that I ever heard of a bento box. What a great set up.
Believe me Rubystar, the first time I heard about Bento Boxes was last week It looked so appealing to me that I had to try it. The box I used is a Lunch 'N Things container by Tupperware, not a real Bento Boxes. I ordered those and they should be on their way over here now

The egg shapers were bought last year. I saw those cute thingamajigs on eBay and I fell in love with it. So I bought a couple, not knowing they were used in combination with Bento Luncheons.

There's more information on Bento Boxes on this site

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Neat, Muertelken. Now tell me what you used to shape the rice, eggs, etc. What a fun lunch!

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Neat, Muertelken. Now tell me what you used to shape the rice, eggs, etc. What a fun lunch!
I used egg shapers Rubystar, that's what they are called

Easy Boiled-Egg Shaper -- Fish & Car Shapes

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Hi Meurtelken, idea with BentoBox look great.
Do you eat it everyday, and if you do, you eat the same or change it?

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Hi Meurtelken, idea with BentoBox look great.
Do you eat it everyday, and if you do, you eat the same or change it?
Hi Lucas1980,

I used to use it to take it to computer classes I attented. I changed the menu every day (I prefer to make a monthly menu that does not have the same dish twice ), according to what I had in the fridge and what my inpiration was.

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This is what it contained:

0% fat free Greek yogurt
dried cranberries
cherry tomatoes
raw mushrooms
wrap with raw spinach, smoked salmon, cheese spread and onion
wrap with raw spinach, crab sticks, cheese spread

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Yup. I'm moving to Belguim so Muertelken can make me awesome meals. Thank you for the link for the egg shapers. I think I am going to buy some. Those are too cute.

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Yup. I'm moving to Belguim so Muertelken can make me awesome meals. Thank you for the link for the egg shapers. I think I am going to buy some. Those are too cute.
You're welcome! But I could move to the States as well? Hahaha! I would prefer that!

Just google bento box and you will find much more examples

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You're welcome! But I could move to the States as well? Hahaha! I would prefer that!

Just google bento box and you will find much more examples
Sure, come on over. I have an extra bedroom ever since the oldest child moved out.

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