While shopping online for a new lunch box for my son, I came across KIDS BENTO BOXES. Have you heard of them? I have never heard of them for kids, only for adults. You know the wood compartment trays that you see at Japanese restaurants… well they are making these for kids in form of a lunch box. I LOVED IT!! I was searching for a “greener” option for my son (per the schools request since we pay for our trash bags in my town), and I found kids bento boxes. They come in all different sizes and styles. There are cute ones and functional ones. Some are very pricey and others not too much, it all depends on the style.
What Are Kids Bento Boxes?
What I like best about Kids Bento Boxes are that they will get rid of the plastic snack and sandwich bags. Because they each have food compartments, you will not need the little baggies… I love this for two reasons:
1. Plastic bags cost $$ and just get thrown away.
2. I am not sure that the plastic in the bag and the BPA it releases is good for my growing child.
So for me the bento boxes are perfect. They come in all shapes and sizes and it may make sense to buy a couple different ones so that you always have a bento box to suit your child’s lunch needs. My son also is the “cool” kid at his lunch table because he has a unique lunchbox.
Where Do I Buy Kids Bento Boxes?
Where do you find Kids Bento Boxes? As of now the big stores like Target and Walmart do not sell them… so you are best to search online. Amazon has ton, below are a few examples:
I have also seen them on Ebay as well as various other sites offering a greener lifestyle. (I am not sure if the plastic ones about are BPA free or not… if that is a concern you may want to look into the metal ones… or Specific BPA free plastic ones).
So if you are in the market for a lunch box wether it be for camp this summer or for a new school box, you should definitely look into Kids Bento Boxes.