The Japanese never cease to amaze me. I know this may be old news but I think the Bento Box is a great invention. If you don’t know, a Bento Box is like a plate but in the form of a box that is divided into sections. If you’ve ever eaten at a Japanese restaurant they provide Bento Box meals that have rice, your meat, veggies and sauce, as well as anything else that comes with the specific meal.
I think that with a Bento Box we can all consume meals in a portion controlled way! A regular plate is just trouble because you can pile your plate with food, but a Bento Box restricts you from doing so.
The cool thing is that there are actually a lot of Bento Boxes to choose from, from cute ones to the straight up traditional Bento Boxes. They also come in many different sizes, but the idea stays the same. Portioned food prevents overeating, and not overeating prevents gaining more weight. Not to mention you can use them over and over which is not only good for the environment, it’ll help you eat in portions every day!
Check out some more Bento boxes here.