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Easy Bento Box Lunches

Okay as you all know, I’ve been working on being an adult aka leaving my student diet of ramen and take out behind. This month, I worked on figuring out how to make myself meals without breaking the bank and burning down the kitchen! So lets see how I did! Here are some super easy bento box lunches that you can prep beforehand.

Easy Bento Box Lunches


Easy Bento Box Lunches

Chicken Breast w/Potatoes, Mushroom, and Edamame Beans

This one was my first and was easy peasy!

Ingredients:
Chicken Breast (I used Blue Goose)
Thyme
Lemon
Salt
Pepper
Mushroom
Olive Oil
Potato (I used Little Potato Company)
Edamame Beans

Instructions:
1. Marinate the chicken breast with thyme, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and pepper for an hour before baking it in the oven for 30 minutes at 350
2. Cut up the potatoes, cover that with olive oil, salt, pepper, toss in some mushrooms then pop it into the oven to bake at 400 for around 30 minutes, depending on the size of your potatoes
3. Boil the edamame beans
4. Into the bento box it goes!

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Ingredients:
Chicken Breast (I used Blue Goose)
Salt
Pepper
Spinach
Olive Oil
Bacon
Pasta
Pesto

Instructions:
1. Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper before baking it at 350 for 30 minutes.
2. Bring a pot of water to a boil before tossing in your pasta with some olive oil to prevent the pasta sticking and some salt.
3. While the chicken is baking, cook your bacon – I choose to put it inside the oven with the chicken but you can always just cook it on a pan.
4. Mix in your pesto with your pasta then into the bento box it all goes!

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My 3rd bento box, I built off my previous one. I threw in the left over chicken breast, some leftover steak from my dinner, then roasted my potatoes just like I did previously but with oregano added to it.

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New England Clam Bake

This one was a tad bit more complicated with the amount of ingredients but it was for a special occasion so why not? Plus it was very much “throw this all in the pot and hope for the best” type of recipe that I do really well with!

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New England Clam Bake
 
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Ingredients
  • Potatoes (I used Little Potato Company)
  • Clams
  • Mussels
  • Shrimp
  • Vermouth
  • Chicken Broth
  • Butter
Instructions
  1. Put the potatoes in a layer in the bottom of a large pot then cover with a layer of clams, mussels, and finally the shrimp.
  2. Pour in the vermouth and enough chicken broth to fill the pot halfway.
  3. Cut a half cup of the butter into cubes and place on top of the seafood.
  4. Cover with a lid, and seal tightly with aluminum foil.
  5. Bring to a boil, then simmer.
  6. Remove from the heat, and carefully remove the foil and lid.

So I think I did pretty good for my first month of me meal prepping ahead of time for my bento box! I can’t wait to see what October holds for me as I got an awesome new slow cooker so that is a game changer! Anyways – some exciting news, after I posted photos of my bento boxes, Blue Goose saw and were super kind and offered to team up with me to host a giveaway of their product! This will unfortunately be Canadian only due to the logistics and the kind of product they are giving away.

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A little bit about Blue Goose and why I chose to buy their product to begin with: they are certified humane, their poultry is certified organic, and they are proudly raised by a Canadian family farm! As I mentioned in my post last week about organic week, I have decided to be more conscious of what I am purchasing and will be aiming to be more socially responsible by switching out for organic when I am able to.

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Once again, thank you to Blue Goose for making this giveaway possible!

QOTD: what is your go to easy meal?

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43 thoughts on “Easy Bento Box Lunches

  1. Mmm! I love the idea of a bento box lunch! Eating a variety of little tidbits of protein and carbs. YUM. I always forget about edamame as shelled unless I am using them IN something. They would be a great side.

  2. Love this idea! I only eat fish for animal protein, but if I did eat poultry this would be a great way to go about it! I like the certified humane part 🙂

  3. We by Bluegoose for the same reason. Being certified humane makes me feel better eating meat. Must look into getting bento boxs… they see, perfect for lunches.

  4. My easy go-to recipe would be Beefy macaroni and cheese. I pop all the ingredients in the slow cooker and it does the work for me!

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