Yumbox Tapas Bento Lunch Box

Recorded on January 24th, 2017


I usually don’t eat too terribly at lunch at work. Lots of salads, a tuna wrap about once a week, and cheese pizza slices every so often. But if I take the nutritional high road, it’s expensive and a pain to assemble your plate from the same tired salad bar every day. (First world problems, yes, yes. Lots of people don’t know where their next meal will come from, and/or don’t have clean water.) But the temptation to throw money at the lunch problem every day is great, especially when you’re pressed for time.

This has all changed! Sarah discovered the Yumbox, a bento box that comes in all kinds of sizes and configurations. It’s leakproof-ish, with a fancy rubber gasket on the top lid that seals all the food compartments off from each other. It’s expensive (about $30), but it’s made well and if you amortize that cost over all the cheaper lunches you’ll be making at home in advance instead of buying them every day, it quickly saves money.

We got the Tapas “adult-size” model. It looks small, but when you open it up at lunchtime you discover how huge it is and how much food it holds. The little compartments encourage me to pack more healthful food in a bigger variety than I would otherwise, and I end the meal feeling totally full but never bloated.

You have to get one of these. Or not. Again, no affiliate links for me on this one.

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