We love bentos. On days when our lunchbreak is our only means of escape, a nice bento box can provide a little lunchtime inspiration.
Packing a bento box is an art. But just like art, making it look good takes practice. Amber, from My Aim is True, has been working hard to perfect her bento styling (above). We think she's got it down. Thanks for sharing your masterpiece, Amber! Not only are bento boxes prettier than paper bags but they're also just plain practical. Everything fits together snugly so your cream sauce won't end up in the bottom of your bag. They're also (usually) very small so if you're concerned with portion control, you can't go overboard. And, being reuseable, bentos pass the green test.
We found this Deluxe Tenmari Bento Box set (and many more like it) on JBOX. This set's got everything you need for under $20. It includes a 2-tier bento, chopsticks with case, a furoshiki, and a zippered bag to carry all this sweetness.