A lot of people try switching up their eating habits in January. Some are trying to be healthier, some want to eat less meat, and some simply want to try new foods. But we tend to fall into food ruts pretty quickly. How do we combat it? With delicious bento box lunch ideas, of course. Bento boxes are one of our favorite ways to switch up boring lunch routines and introduce new food combos into our days. After all, there are only so many ways to make a salad seem new and exciting.
So, what is a bento box, exactly? Traditionally, they were single-portion, easy-to-pack meals carried to work by Japanese workers sometime around the fifth century — yeah, these babies go way back. Today, they’re still used as an easy way to pack lunch and are often divided into two or three sections so your food stays separated. The best part about bento boxes is the options are literally endless and completely customizable. But because it’s so easy to get stuck in a boring lunch routine, we’ve come up with some quick and easy bento box lunch ideas for you to try if your midday meal could use a little jazzing up.