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February 2014


   
February 2014

In This Issue

From Our Desk To Yours
From Your Kitchen To Ours
Worth Sharing
Lunch Menus
Bento Buzz
Happy Valentine’s Day!

January was unseasonably warm and dry here in Santa Cruz, but for those of you in colder, wetter climates, we hope you’re managing to stay warm and dry, and that you’re eating well! If you’re looking for a gift to support good health and balance this Valentine's Day, be sure to check out our bento kits. We've got some LOVE-ly new styles and color options in stock — while supplies last!


Enjoy!
 
From Our Desk To Yours
FEBRUARY 7 -- NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY
Did you know that heart disease is the number 1 killer of women in the US, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined? And did you know that February 7 is National Wear Red Day? Please join us, and the American Heart Association, in raising awareness about this deadly disease by adding a little red to your outfit that day! Use #GoRedChallenge to join the discussion.

WINTER OLYMPICS
The Winter Olympics are here! Whether you're into the luge, figure skating or cross country skiing, the Olympics are always exciting to watch. Enjoy, and good luck to all!


BENTO RESOLUTION WRAP UP
January has come to an end, but we're still benefiting from the bento changes we've made. From saving money to maintaining portion control, our month of resolutions was a huge success! How did you do with yours? Share your story with us on Facebook and make sure to use #bentoresolutions, or check out the stories on our blog.

From Your Kitchen To Ours
IN THIS LUNCH BOX
  • Fresh Cut Strawberries
  • Tuna Salad and Crackers
  • Cheese Cubes
  • Baby Carrots and Hummus
"These bento boxes make packing a healthy lunch fun. The bright containers are super sturdy, and the variety of sizes makes portion control a no-brainer. Plus, they're dishwasher safe, which is really important for busy people!"

--Erin Whitehead

Erin is co-founder of the FitBottomedGirls.com, FitBottomedMamas.com and FitBottomedEats.com. She spends most of her time writing about juggling two kids and staying active and healthy on Fit Bottomed Mamas.

Worth Sharing
DID YOU KNOW?
Valentine's Day is one of the sweetest holidays of the year, with kids celebrating by exchanging sweet treats at school -- but all that candy can lead to sugar-overload! If you're looking for a non-food alternative for your kids to hand out, check out these DIY heart-shaped crayons! They're brightly colored, fun to use, and above all, easy to make!


photo credit: jetsetfam.com

BENTO TIP
Packing for colder weather sometimes means packing more food. Our Dual-compartment totes have plenty of room for all your cold-weather needs! The Bento Lunch Box fits perfectly in the bottom compartment, and the top has room for additional containers, a drink bottle or even a Bento Jar for hot foods.



FEATURED VIDEO:
DUAL-COMPARTMENT BENTO KIT

Watch this video to see how our Dual-compartment Kit works. It's perfect for the working professional!


Lunch Menus


BLAST THE BLUES

Spinach Salad
Salad Dressing
Blueberries
Tortilla Chips
Trail Mix




FOR THE LOVE
OF SPAGHETTI


Whole Grain Spaghetti and Marinara on Spinach
Mozzarella Hearts
Whole Wheat Bread
Cashews & Cranberries
Apple
Bento Buzz
LOVE MY BENTO JAR!!
"I love this jar! I use it every day to carry tea back and forth to school, and all over the school all day without a drip, and it keeps my tea hot for hours!!!!!"

-- Wm, Flatlands of Ohio


FOOD CONTAINERS FOR REAL LIFE
"This is perfect for the way kids and people really eat: a variety of healthy, balanced foods in a meal, not a one-size-fits-all sandwich every time. The variety of things that are suddenly packable for lunch is enormous with the interchangeable bento boxes. Something new every day! I have extras to put dirty in the wash, and clean ones to pack next day."

-- k'Mama, Milwaukee, WI



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