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5foot5 Wed 18-Apr-18 13:47:56

I would like to try some ideas I have seen recently for lunches in a Bento box style. Not Japanese food especially but several little things arranged in a pleasing style.

Most of the pictures I have seen have been using boxes which are divided into little compartments inside.

What I wondered is does someone know of a style of box that can be "reconfigured", i.e. that the inside can be adjusted as required to have 1, 2, 3, 4 or more separate bits depending on what you want to serve.

I do have lots of little plastic bits and bobs that could go inside a bigger box but I just think it will look more appetising like this. I have looked on Lakeland and Pret a Pacquet and couldn't quite see what I am after

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GreenthoughtInAGreenShade Wed 18-Apr-18 14:00:39

I haven't got (yet) because of the price, but saw recommended on MN a little while ago this: Leakproof Bentobox and it's been on my wishlist ever since.

Apparently it is brilliant as it forms a leak-proof seal at the top, so you can put soup/yoghurt etc in some of the compartments without needing separate box lids for them.

5foot5 Wed 18-Apr-18 17:29:45

That one does look lovely but I am not sure it will be big enough for an adult portion.

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KirstenRaymonde Wed 18-Apr-18 17:32:12

Get a Monbento. They hold much more than you think they will. Large silicone cupcake mould’s are good for separating things as well.

KirstenRaymonde Wed 18-Apr-18 17:34:06

Or try Bento and Co - there’s literally every kind you can think of. It’s a rabbit hole.

LadyPenelope68 Wed 18-Apr-18 17:35:20

I have the one greenthought has linked to, and it’s perfectly sized for an adult IMO. I love mine!

Weedsnseeds1 Thu 19-Apr-18 10:34:00
I use this style a lot. You can fit an amazing amount in and they don't leak.
Silicone baking cups work well to "configure" an existing box as they are flexible.

sashh Thu 19-Apr-18 16:43:01

I have a couple, the one I like best is similar to this:

Mine was muc cheaper, I prefer it because it controls what I'm eating, so carb in one, protein in another. fruit and veg and room for a treat.

I find that rather than having movable dividers it is as easy to just put small tupperware in an insulated bag.

BlueTablecloth Fri 20-Apr-18 17:09:07

yumboxes (above) are great however- my 5 year old has her lunch in one!

sendcoffee Fri 20-Apr-18 19:45:58

I was just going to say the same as above!
I love my DS's yumbox, but he's 3. Not big enough for an adult lunch I wouldn't think.

Summertime10 Tue 24-Apr-18 21:28:43

Yumbox Tapas is a bigger style box.

NotAnotherJaffaCake Tue 24-Apr-18 21:34:13

You can just use a normal clip style box with dividers. I use silicon baking cups (round and square),lettuce and other foods to partition off space. Check out and

eBay is good to find cheap proper bento boxes.

NotAnotherJaffaCake Tue 24-Apr-18 21:37:18

Recommended size of bento box for adult females is 600ml, according to the Japanese government:

A Yumbox is bigger!

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