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June 2014


   
June 2014

In This Issue

From Our Desk To Yours
From Your Kitchen To Ours
Worth Sharing
Lunch Menus
Bento Buzz
Itís so hard to believe that itís that time of year again! Graduations, celebrations, and of end-of-year school festivities! Itís a special time of year, but I think weíre all looking forward to longer days, warmer evenings, and summer fun. Where does the time go???

Before we know it, the back-to-school season will be upon us, and weíll be launching some cool new 2014 styles. Stay tuned for an announcement in next monthís issue of this newsletter. Thanks, and we hope your summer gets off to a terrific start!


Enjoy!
 
From Our Desk To Yours
IT'S FRUIT AND VEGGIE TIME!
June is National Fruit and Vegetables Month. What better way to celebrate, than to eat the freshest and ripest of the season! Epicurious.com has a fabulous tool to help you get acquainted with what's in season in your area. Be sure to check out their recipe links as well!

CLEAN-EATING TIPS FOR THE ROAD
The sun is shining and schoolís almost out - time to start thinking about hitting the road for some summertime fun! With all of the excitement that comes with traveling, it can be easy to forget about eating well. So, we've asked a friend of ours, Tiffany, author of the blog The Gracious Pantry to share her tips on clean eating while on the road.

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
Your dad is awesome, so why not get him an awesome bento kit to match? Show how much you appreciate him this Father's Day with the Black/Blue Bento Pack. It'll fit nicely in his briefcase, backpack or even under his arm as he's running out the door each morning!


SNEAK PEEK - 2014 DESIGNS!
Coming soon! We're launching 7, count them SEVEN, new insulated tote designs at the end of this month! This, of course, means we'll have new Bento Kits, Bento Boxes and a few more surprises as well. Look for an announcement in the July issue of this newsletter, or please email us at [email protected] to be added to our notification list.

From Your Kitchen To Ours
IN THIS LUNCH BOX
  • 1 Ezekiel Tortilla
  • 2 tbsp of Sunflower Nutbutter
  • 5 Fresh Strawberries
  • Spaghetti Squash with Green Bean, Pumpkin Seeds and Salsa
  • Sliced Pears
"I love Laptop Lunches bento-ware! Not only is this a fantastic idea that encourages and supports parents sending their kids off to school with healthier meals, but itís also earth friendly. Way to create a big bang product, ladies!"

--Rebecca Kordecki

Rebecca is a Personal Trainer, Fitness Expert and the Creator of Booty Slideģ. She has been featured on Extra, The Today Show and in Daily Candy, TimeOutNY, and The New York Times. She writes and speaks on topics about health, diet and fitness. Visit her online at www.rebeccakordecki.com.

Worth Sharing
DID YOU KNOW?
Whether you're a school, a Web store, a blogger, a non-profit organization or just an interested lunchmaker, we now offer a simple and free way for you to include a weekly lunch photo on your Web site! Just copy and paste a snippet of code onto your page, and we'll do the rest - weekly!


BENTO TIP
We know from personal experience that picky eaters can be hard to please. That's why we've put together some sure-fire tips for getting your little ones (or big ones!) to try new foods. Got some picky-eater tips of your own? Send them our way so we can share the love!



FEATURED VIDEO - YOGA HUB INTERVIEW
Want to know why Tammy and Amy created the very first Laptop Lunches Bento Box? Check out our interview with YogaHub.tv to find out!


Lunch Menus


CHOCK-FULL BENTO
Green Salad with Carrots and Tuscan Dressing
Three-Seed Rice Crackers
Fresh Avocado
Edamame, Corn, and Black Bean Roulette
Ripe Strawberry and Chocolate




FLAVOR BLAST

Tuna Burgers
Lettuce and Cucumber Salad
Red Pepper Dip
Red Pepper and Garlic Dressing
Whole Wheat Crackers
Bento Buzz
THANK YOU
"Your products make taking my lunch and snacks to work and traveling on vacation so much easier. Plus, I love the fact that I feel better because I am eating healthy. "

-- Kaye Tritschler


EASIEST WAY TO PACK A LUNCH!
"I use this product to pack healthy, portion-controlled meals while I am at work from 8-4:30. It helps brighten my day and helps me spice up my lunch! I love this product!"

-- Morgan, Baton Rouge, LA



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