Packing a well-balanced lunch — whether it’s for you or for your mini me — is crucial for setting healthy habits. And while trying to come up with something different to bring every day can be challenging, a Bento-style lunch box takes all the thought out of it. Fill the largest compartments with your protein and carbs and use the smaller ones for fruit, vegetables and snacks. This not only makes your lunch more attractive and fun to eat, but it also means you’ll get a balanced meal every time. Here are 12 bento-style lunch ideas to make your eyes happy and stomachs growl.
2. Pretzel Roll-Ups: Pre-peel your orange so you don’t have to worry about sticky juice running down your arm. That way, you’ll be more likely to actually eat it rather than picking something easier (like that bag of chips hiding in your desk drawer). (via Redbook)
3. Mini French Picnic: Feast on soft brie, tomatoes on the vine and those cute snack-size pickles for a delicious (and filling) French-inspired meal. Pretty, picnic blanket-esque napkins are not required, but highly encouraged. Bon appétit! (via Bento Zen)
11. Fruit Grazers Lunch: Nibble all day or devour it all at once. Either way, this easy-to-eat lunch is not only good for you, but a great option for those who like to multi-task and work through lunch. (via Inhabitots)
What did you have for lunch today? Will you be packing any of these for tomorrow? Spill it in the comments!