Wednesday, August 14, 2013

C'est monbento!

Look, a new bento box! And it's French, ooh la la :)

Monbento sent me one of their MB Original Bento boxes - it's so nice! 


I packed a pretty garden salad, a square hard-cooked egg, and leftover lasagna embellished with cheese words I cut out with my alphabet bento cutters. The lasagna was frozen so it kept the salad chilled :)

The two-tiered MB Original bento box consists of two stackable 7" x 3.5" bento boxes with sealing vented intermediary lids, a removable divider, a top lid that leaves enough space for utensils, and a wide elastic bento strap: 


Things I like:
  • The lids to the monbento's tiers fit together really easily and securely, they don't need the bento strap to keep them on, and do not leak. The two tiers do need the included elastic strap to keep them together but are perfectly functional individually. 
  • It's has a real feeling of quality to it, very solid. I don't see the monbento warping, denting, or cracking easily.
  • It's stain resistant! My tomato sauce washed right off, even after it was reheated in the microwave !
  • It's microwaveable, with neato steam vents that let you keep the inner lid on while heating, to prevent spatter. No mess!

      

The monbento line also includes matching cutlery & spill-proof sauce cups:


And this is fantastic... monbento has a Customize Your MB Original option! Look, I made one to match Bent On Better Lunches:

      

It's hip to be square!

I made the square egg shown below using monbento's fun square egg mold. Simply pop in a warm shelled hard-cooked egg, snap the lid closed, and let cool. Each set includes one embossed with the word egg, the other with BON APPETIT. As egg sizes differ, it won't always make a perfect square, but close enough :) I've also used my square egg mold as a treat box in a bento!


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Some other stuff used to make this lunch:

75 comments:

  1. ❤❤seriously want those egg molds!!!❤❤

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    1. Square sandwiches!!!! There. I did it. I win!!

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  2. Hmm, other square foods... Maybe I would make an Angry Birds lunch and use squares of toasted sandwiches and fruit instead of rectangles.

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  3. fig newtons, sandwich squares, starburst candies, melon cubes, all sorts of yummy things :)

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  4. I love these egg molds. They are not too cute so I can send them with my husband to work. They would be great for Tweens and teens too. I like the idea of using them as a treat box too, they would be great for dried fruits and nuts.

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  5. the egg moulds are awesome! I hope i could win this and try! definitely will encourage my little girl to eat egg!

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  6. So many square possibilities! Definitely square veggies...

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  7. Love the square egg mould! My girl will definitely love it too! ^_^

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  8. To go with my square egg I would pack: square bread, square cheese and square peppers, yum!

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  9. hmmm..to go with my square egg, I think I'll pack foods like rice blocks or make like a checker game then add the special square egg into the bento box. This will make my special square egg stands out. For better result I'll add natural food colouring to the egg and make them SQUARE!

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  10. The squared molds are c'est magnifique! Much more adult so my hubby could handle a surprise square egg now and again. But I would also pack his favorite little treat in these...candy-coated sunflower seeds! Just the right size!

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  12. Little square cracker sandwiches!

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  13. Square cheeeeeeeeese ... which probably comes as absolutely no surprise to you!

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  14. So would use the egg molds to make Sponge Bob Square Pants!!

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  15. Spongebob is square, and legos, and crackers and hmmm

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  16. Just love cheese with eggs, but I have plenty of square veggies too.

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  17. I would pack pizza kabobs and then probably some organic cheez-it crackers with the square eggs!

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  18. Saltines, square shaped sandwiches. Love the custom idea!

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  19. Mini Square sandwiches

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  20. I have a square sandwich thing that seals and cuts the crust off. I can't for the life of me think what its called! LOL I would make a yummy sandwich using that and some cute square treats to go along with it too!

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  21. I will pack them with.. square bread (sandwiches) and maybe square rice blocks


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  22. I would pack square crackers and cheese. And cut everything out in squares like some watermelon and bell peppers!

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  23. I LOVE that square egg shaper! Too cute. I would pack square cheese, square crackers, and a square container of applesauce.

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  24. Ffruit squares and cheese!

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  25. Square cheese and square crackers for sure, then something that wouldn't normally be a square (like the egg!)

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  26. Laurie P8/15/2013

    I'd pack square bread, cheese, square cut fruit...

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  27. Square cheese and crackers!

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  28. Chex and cheese-its and probably a square sandwich.

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  29. Yolanda Roman8/15/2013

    Would love the egg molds for my kids! They make eggs look like cute fancy soaps!

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  30. OMG! Love the egg mold. Am wondering if Jello would work in there too.

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  31. Oh how fun! I would cut up square fruit, cheese, jello. Square crackers too. A sandwich could be cut into 4 smaller squares.

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  32. These would be prefect for my toddler's snacks to go in. I would put bunny crackers, cheese, strawberries, grapes, and even scrambled eggs in them.

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  33. Crackers, Meat, Cheese, Square cut veggies and fruit. XD

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  34. Crackers, cheese, yogurt covered raisins, trail mix, cut up fruit, etc

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  35. square crackers, square cut veggies, square cut fruit, and all in a square container :)

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  36. Crackers... cheese... little square sandwich bites...

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  37. square cheese. sandwhiches, cucumbers lol

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  38. triscuit crackers and cheddar cheese slices

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  39. I will pack them with square crackers, bread and cheese

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  40. Anonymous8/16/2013

    Excellent ideas for the kidss!

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  41. Hud_hud838/17/2013

    square cheese and crackers

    ~hud_hud83@yahoo.com

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  42. definitely cheese and cracker. Maybe some fruit.

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  43. I would put a cubed salad with cubed cheese, cucumber, beetroot, carrot and croutons.

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  44. Vanessa8/17/2013

    Cucumbers, carrots, but NOT sandwiches. Square sandwiches are a last resort here!

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  45. I'd pack squares of crackers, cheese, and veggies!

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  46. Square Mac-n-Cheese bites, Square Hot Dogs, Square Fruits, for a Triple Square Day!

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  47. Square Fruits, Square Mac-N-Cheese Bites, Square Deli Meats, Square Cucumber Open Face Bites for a FourSquare Day!

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  48. Square lattice pretzels would work.

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  49. I have a fushia monbento box and absolutely love it! It's so adorable and practical!

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  50. Amber Hernandez8/19/2013

    I would pack square cheeze-its (the kid's favorite) and square watermelon cubes!

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  51. I was so confused as to how you got that egg square before you showed the mold! I would add square fruits and maybe jello jigglier squares?

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  52. Jane Othman8/19/2013

    bread, cheese, fruits maybe.. with square cut shapes..

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  53. I would pack bread, cheese, and fruit!

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  54. Anonymous8/20/2013

    cheese cubes, square crackers, fruits and veggie squares, and a little brownie square - Kaye

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  55. squares are cool! :-)

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  56. Anonymous8/21/2013

    I would pack triscuit crackers with my square egg.

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  57. Kimberly Walker8/21/2013

    Oops have to read instructions first! With my square deviled eggs I would pack a square sandwich and cheese squares, along with melon cubes.

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  58. Cheese and Crackers!

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  59. Anonymous8/21/2013

    Pizza!

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  60. These egg molds are awesome! I could put all kinds of little snacks in there.

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  61. Super cute. I'm going to say square sandwiches, square crackers...square cheese, square fruit!!!!

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  62. I love the molds! So different. I've never seen them before.

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  63. I would pack a square sandwich maybe lego style. Or sandwich kabobs with a cheese cube, ham cube and square bread cube and pickle chunk. Maybe mini saltines with egg salad for dipping packed in a square silicone mold :)

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  64. Square pb&j sandwiches!

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  65. Love this! Maybe square cracker, melon molds, sandwich, the possibilities are endless:-) Thanks so much!

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  66. Lillian8/21/2013

    I would love to try this with an egg for the kiddos lunch but also see me stuffing it with fun treats!

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  67. I'm new to the whole bento "scene" would love to have this in my starter kit

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  68. Anonymous8/21/2013

    Square cheese, crackers, pieces of turkey or ham squared

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  69. I would pack it with eggs, M&Ms, marshmallows, or even use it as a condiment cup.

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  70. melon cubes, cheese cubes! - Melissa G.

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  71. Yum! Thanks for sharing your delicious lunch at Leftovers on Fridays

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