Lunch /Bento boxes:
Sistema: I used in the past the, but I now I prefer, from far the 2L Triple Split, which allows me to put small containers or even a full apple in.
Yumbox: I use the 6 compartment and the 4 compartment ones. Very sturdy and easy to clean, I am very happy with those. A bit pricey, but worth the investment.
Extra lunch boxes:
In addition to their main lunch, my kids have a smaller portion to keep them full for the day, as they go to after-school care. Here is a sample of the box types. Some are very convenient, as a small cooling pad can be added easily.
Another fabulous shop where I browse often Bento and Co. :
Lots of products, and themed ones, such as Pokemon and Studio Ghibli, plus a fabulous food section, for export of items one might not find easily out of Japan. To visit!!!
Containers and Small boxes:
Sistema: they have a good range of leak proof containers, easy to open for small hands wth colourful lids. I love them!
ModeS4u: I get small kawaii items such as picks, eyes, cutters… Great shop and very well stocked: ModeS4u
Flying Tiger: worth going (often in my case!!!). Plenty of seasonal stuff, bun cases, cute picks, fun boxes…Perfect for those extra chicks for spring time, or reindeer in winter…Plus they have a section with food, where I get waffles and chocolate covered almonds: Flying Tiger Copenhagen
To accommodate and carry all those lovely boxes, I need a good few different bags depending on shape and volume, bottles and extra food.
Effortless Bento: 300 Japanese Box Lunch Recipes: I love this book. Lots of recipes, and advice, good food practice and hygiene. you can mix and pick any recipe you want to try. Really worth it. Effortless Bento: 300 Japanese recipes
Happy Bento!: Lunches on the Go: The book is nice for presentation mainly, not a recipe book. But colourful and full of ideas. Happy Bento!: Lunches on the Go
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