Pack a Portable Feast in the Lunch Boxes

The size of your lunchbox will determine what you could pack inside for lunch. Lunchboxes, due to their small sizes, can be difficult to pack what you want inside. In most cases, it could be difficult to pack a feast in a lunchbox; but, it is doable. One should look at the Japanese for a good example with the notable “bento box lunch.” The most important factors are the spacing of the lunchbox and the quantity of the foods you are going to prepare. A feast is not necessarily one big thing. A feast is usually having a variety of different food items. To pack a feast in your lunchbox, you have to consider how much available space there is.

But, the Japanese have broken that down into a science and refined it into an art. The end result is the Japanese bento box lunch. A bento box lunch is a feast of its own as common dishes include meatballs, slices of meatloaf, fried chicken, small salads, vegetable slices, chopped up fruit, rice, noodles, and many other entrees.

Regardless of how many lunchboxes you are carrying, the main issue is still the spacing. In bento box lunches, there are smaller containers or compartments that help allocate space. With the smaller containers, you can decide what you want to put in them. With enough containers, you can completely fill your lunchbox up. Thus, you have a feast in a lunchbox. If you carry at least two lunchboxes, then you have a bigger feast.

You could have two wide containers with one of them containing a sandwich and the other containing turkey slices. You can have a small container that holds a nice salad or pasta dish. Another small container could be used for something like fresh fruit or a cupcake/brownie. A large container could be used to hold a few slices of pizza and two smaller containers can be used to hold a salad and a couple of chicken wings. That in itself would be a feast of its own. You would want to have a main dish and a few side dishes.

For a major feast, you could have a few lunchboxes. Again, it is the matter of spacing. If you cooked a large enough piece of ham, you can always slice and/or dice it into smaller pieces. That would fit into one of the lunchboxes. Another lunchbox could be used to contain half of a turkey completely sliced and diced. Other lunchboxes can be used for side dishes such as scalloped potatoes, salads, rice dishes, pastas, cheese cubes, stuffing, fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, and more.

Feasts on an ethnic level can also be done with lunchboxes. A Mexican-themed feast using dishes such as tacos, burritos, and fajitas can be packed in lunchboxes. Tortillas can be packed in one separate lunchbox, the meats can be packed in another lunchbox, and the other ingredients can be in the rest of the lunchboxes. Even if it is a feast for one, it is still doable.

Another important detail, in the case of hot meals, is making sure that the lunchboxes and compartments have the proper insulation to make sure that food keeps warm for a longer period of time.

The size of the lunchbox does not matter, it is what is inside the lunchbox that matters. Again, it is all about how you use up all the space. If you can use up all the space in your lunchbox, then you can pack up a feast.   

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