We eat a lot of chicken, carrots, grapes, celery, oranges and apples. Broccoli for my boxes, peas for his. I like taking peanut butter sandwiches and cutting them up into bits so they fit in. Tuna salad with some crackers is good too, just keep the crackers out of the box otherwise they get a bit soggy from the moisture the tuna gives off.
I love those babybel cheese! I had them for the first time last week, I also like the laughing cow wedges too.
I fix quiches and we freeze them, makes for a quick lunch combined with a salad and fresh vegetables/fruit. That's what I'm having for lunch today.
We're slowly learning to pre-cook and freeze, to make things easier. I'm going to do meatballs up today to freeze in portion sizes for our boxes. Then I'll just have to pop the stuff out and load the boxes!
I do fix onigiri too, with brown rice I soak the rice overnight before cooking, and with basmati I soak about an hour before I cook it. Then I dye it witha bit of food dye to make my box pretty haha. My husband's lunches make me giggle when I send him to work with flower and teddy bear shaped rice, dyed pink or purple. Then I put carrot hearts on top, hehehehe
Usually my lunches range from 300 to 450 calories, but I find the higher calorie ones tend to last me lunch and a snack later because it's a bit too much food.
About once a week I put a boiled egg in, now that I have cute egg molds that came last week it's more fun when I have a bunny in my bunny box :)
There's some good bento sites out there too, Just Bento and Lunch in a Box. Both have forums too, with loads of tips and recipes. Just Bento is where I saw how to cook brown rice for rice balls, it works pretty good. Not as good as normal rice, but not too bad considering that it's brown rice hehe
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