I am a mother of two children, Sterling who is 7 months old, and Kaelani who is 3 years old. Using Bento Boxes has made meal times, preparation and organisation so much easier. My daughter, in particular, is very specific about non mixed foods (fried rice/spaghetti bolognaise) and a Bento Box is perfect to have sectioned food items for her little fingers to pick at.
The Creation of Reed and Co Lunch Boxes;
I started Reed and Co because I could not find a Bento Box that was big enough to comfortably fit one sandwich or a cut-up apple. The first Bento style lunchbox I purchased was so small that my daughter could not even get her sandwich out of the tray because it was so squashed in there! So I started using a separate container for when she had sandwiches. But that’s not what Bento was for, and I found myself washing up even more containers!
Bento Boxes are perfect for busy mums who want to prepare healthy and portion controlled meals for themselves too! However, all of the Bento style lunch boxes I came across were far too small for an adult sized salad or sandwich, along with snacks.
The first Bento Box I purchased only came with a 6 compartment tray, however I wanted options, but I did not want to have to pay for another entire box. More money and no space to put it.
Solution – Reed and Co Bento Boxes trays are interchangeable, every Bento Box has a six silicone lid that locks in the freshness and prevents leaks. Both the 4 compartment AND the 6 compartment tray will fit into the one lunch box so you can choose which one better suits what you need to pack for the day.
Individuality and Personalisation
Once the power of the Bento is realised, it catches on! I started to see my daughter’s day care fridge slowly turn into a Bento Box heaven. But I did not want to ruin her Bento Box with a name sticker that would peel off and leave unsightly adhesive or write her name on it only for the texta to fade when washed.
Solution – Reed and Co Bento Boxes have an option to personalise your name and design on the front.