I've been packing "bento" style lunches for ages, even when my kids were in grade school. They loved having things in separate containers, rather than in plastic baggies! I guess it's something carried over from my early school years in Japan (Navy brat, dad was stationed there).
In India, lunch is carried in metal stacking containers. I still have one that Coleman used to make for camping, lol!
I once found stacking bento container sets at BigLots, but I didn't like the "cheesy" quality. Instead, look for an insulated lunch box that comes with containers, or look for the containers that are already partitioned (I forget who makes them), or create your own set to fit inside an insulated kit or tote (my daughter "stole" my cool Hawaiian print insulated lunch tote, lol!).
Here's the one "as seen on Rachel Ray" www.lunchboxes.com/bento.html
Ideas for healty bento style lunches www.laptoplunches.com/
Other bento style lunch kits www.reusablebags.com/store/lunch-bags-lunc
The "new" Tupperware kit order.tupperware.com/coe-html/webdex/lunch
The Tupperware kit that's like the older version (I still have a red one and it came with containers) www.tias.com/cgi-bin/google.fcgi/itemKey=1
Edited by: ACORALSEA at: 1/28/2008 (14:06)
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