These 15 Snapshots Of Bento Box Lunches Will Inspire You To Pack Your Own Feast

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Malaika Gordon might bring her lunch to work everyday, but the meals are far from routine.First, there’s that colourful Bento box.

Then there’s the size of the boxes themselves, just enough to hold the perfect amount of food.

In the spirit of Enemy of Debt’s No Restaurant challenge—and my own commitment to brown-bagging at work—we’ve compiled our favourite posts from Gordon’s lunch blog, A Packable Feast to get you inspired to pack your own lunch.

We’ve also included Gordon’s expert tips to help you pack like a pro with flair. Dig in!

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title=”Creativity runs in the family: “When I was a kid my dad used to make really awesome lunches for me,” Gordon says. He even drew pictures on the bag.”
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