Bento Lunches In The Heart of Montana


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Posted by Kathleen on November 19, 2010 at 11:09 AM

OK, really I’ve got mail but I’m going to share it with you so it’s almost like you’ve got mail.  Exciting right?  Well, it only gets better…


One of the things I love about bento is the complete lack of disposable items used.  Did you know that family of 3 using plastic baggies, disposables and the like creates 4,320 pieces of trash a year just during lunchtime and spends an extra $400 annually.  FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS – in the TRASH. 


One the things I have not liked about bento is how difficult it is to find a good sturdy box that I know will have longevity.  All of the bento boxes I have for the Princess are plastic.  One hinge has already broken as a result of a drop, another has a plastic hinge that you can tell is not long for this world.  Plus buying them from strangers on E-bay always seems a bit of a gamble. 


So my dear friends if you have not heard of ECOLunchbox allow me to introduce you to this shiny gem of wonderfulness!!!! 




First the gleam of this box is some kind of wonderful – but the gleam comes from the fact that it is 100% stainless steel…..SO NO BREAKING….I’m in heaven, because although I call her the Princess, she is in fact as dainty as an elephant. 


I have to say when I first saw the hinges I was concerned that she would have a hard time opening them but they hold firm and glide right open – a big bonus.  These hinges are not going to be breaking.



This particular box is the 3 in 1 Rectangle Lunch Box and has two stacking layer PLUS a little nesting box with a lid. 


When closed, the lunchbox measures 4 inches wide, 5 1/2 inches long and 2 3/4 inches high..I love that it is deeper than any of our current plastic boxes. The bottom layer is 1 inch deep and fits a whole sandwich on sliced bread or a large cut sandwich. The top layer is 1 1/2 inches deep and the the third nesting box will hold 1/2 cup of wet food. Because there are no plastics used to create a gasket the seal on this box is not liquid tight so I’ve filled it with yogurt and frozen berries.  The bottom tray has 1/2 cup of rice and 3 ozs of terriyaki chicken.  The top, a full cup of Asian cucumber and tomato salad....(Tuesday we'll talk about bento for weight loss).





I have to tell you I am LOVING this box and the size of it – Eco Lunchboxes markets it as a kids lunch box and it is perfect for that – especially if you have a kid that doesn’t like food touching.  BUT, the size is PERFECT for a traditional bento with adult portions….you know assuming the adults in your family don’t mind food touching… and the slick stainless steel design means that even they boys/men in your house won’t mind taking this box.  


SO if you are looking for one last gift to put under the tree or in the stocking THIS is one will not disappoint  and the napkin that you’ll get FREE using the code ecobento when you check out makes a perfect wrapping, watch how here:


Take a moment and check out thier website at  and oh and let Santa know that I have been a very good girl this year and would LOVE an ECOLunchette under the tree please.  If you are a working Mom or Mom on the go – this is a super stylish way to take your bento with you!!


One last bonus of – it’s a woman owned business and that ROCKS.

Categories: Bento lunches

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