Bento boxes are the ideal lunch box as you don’t need containers or food bags to keep foods separate, you just use the tiers (or compartments in the smaller ones). This gives you the ability to have both hot and cold foods in your box (if you’re going for the mix of hot and cold always put the hot tier on top!) A bento box lunch has many advantages and there’s no age limit on who a bento box can be used by, it’s universal. There’s plenty of gorgeous designs to choose from that are in both child and adult styles.
Whether for school or for work, you know that a bento lunch is homemade and only contains what you put in there. From a health aspect, this is a great way to ensure a varied diet full of goodness. Bento boxes are ideal for people who have special dietary requirements.
What you choose to put in a bento box is up to you, but traditionally the bento box has contained foods that have been prepared to look visually stunning. Typical bento styles would include, cartoon or video game characters made from food, or pictures, such as animals or people, buildings and flowers. A traditional bento lunch would consist of fish, rice, meat and cooked or pickled vegetables. These are what makes up the images. You don’t have to make a traditional bento box, but you can still use the cool bento accessories available to pretty up your food.