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May 2013

Laptop Lunch Times: May 2013

In this issue you'll find:

Amber from "Cook With Amber"



From Our Desk to Yours


May 2013  


Has it really been ten years? YES! It's hard to believe, but this month we're celebrating our 10-year anniversary, and we're inviting all of you to join us with ten days of glorious giveaways! Exciting opportunities await, so be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page as we unveil the details.




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We’re kicking off the summer with four new insulated totes at and two new bento kits at But that’s not all; be sure to stay tuned for more styles joining our collection next month!

From Your Kitchen to Ours

Laptop Pizzeria
Breakfast for Lunch

Young Chef, Amber, runs her own online web series (with the help of her mom). Her show, Cook With Amber, is dedicated to inspiring other kids to have fun in the kitchen and to eat healthfully. Amber did a great webisode reviewing her Laptop Lunches Bento Lunch Boxes and Bento Jar.

"We have been using Laptop Lunches for years and want to show you how awesome they are!
See how kids can easily pack a healthy “Lunchbox Pizzeria” lunch, and a “Breakfast For Lunch” lunch..."

Watch the full webisode review and learn how-to make these lunches at

This Month's Menus


These lunches can be made the night before so they are ready to go when you are. Prepare them in advance and save yourself time in the morning. Click on the menu links for recipes.








Food For Thought


Photo Credit: Melissa Braun

Avocados are a great source of healthy fats. The monounsaturated fats in avocados are good for the heart and help regulate blood sugar levels. This nutrient rich fruit is loaded with vitamins, fiber, and protein - making it one of the healthiest foods we can eat. Avocados contain a powerful antioxidant that helps fight free radicals, boosts the immune system, and can slow down the aging process. They are the best fruit source of Vitamin E and Lutein, which protects against age related eye disease. In addition, avocados have been shown to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer.

Avocados are easy to add to any salad, smoothie, dressing, or sandwich. They are commonly eaten as guacamole or included in sushi rolls. Avocados maintain their nutritional value when eaten raw. So, try adding some chopped avocado to soups, stews, and scrambles after they have been cooked.

For hundreds of avocado recipes, visit:


  • Great Source of Healthy Fats
  • Good Source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamins K and E
  • Supports Eye Health
  • Helps Control Blood Pressure
  • Good for the Heart
  • Contains Anti-Inflammatory Properties
  • Protects Against Certain Cancers
  • Lowers Levels of Cholesterol


Photo Credit: Melissa Braun

Worth Sharing



Did you know you can use our bento lunch box outer container on its own? It works great for big salads, pastas, large pizza slices or for picking up your take-out! You can purchase the outer container with the full set, or on its own at


Ever wonder how to tell if your avocado is ready to eat? It's easy! Remove its stem, pop off the knob at the base, and check the color. If it's brown, it's over-ripe. If it's light green and soft to the touch, it's perfect! For more avocado tips, visit: and to learn how to keep avocados from turning brown, visit:

Success Stories





“I really like my bento lunch box a lot! I love that the containers are BPA free and made in the USA! I really appreciate your company going the extra mile to create a wonderful product and also having great consumer service. That is rare to find nowadays, so thank you for a refreshing change.”

    -- Renee

“I love your lunch box ideas. I'm so excited to be able to feed my son healthy foods. It makes my heart happy. Love the inspiration you provide us mamas. THANKS!"

    -- Mary Marshall Baxter, Florida

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