Pack Your April Lunches in Style with Yumbox Bento Boxes

Spring is here! What better way to make sure you’re getting the most out of your lunch than packing it up in style this April. Yumbox Bento boxes are the perfect way to make sure your lunch looks great, tastes great, and stays budget friendly. Let’s look at some of the delicious options that are in season for April so you can get creative with your lunches!

Budget Friendly and In-Season Foods for April

April is a great time to start looking into incorporating in-season fruits and vegetables into your diet. Fruits like oranges, apples, and pears will be available at a lower price during this season but are still delicious and healthy. When it comes to vegetables, carrots, potatoes, artichokes, asparagus, mushrooms and spinach are all great choices for April. You can easily incorporate these ingredients into salads, wraps and sandwiches when packing them up in Yumbox Bento boxes.


Healthy Ingredients on a Budget

If you want to keep things healthy but don’t want to spend a fortune on expensive ingredients then check out some of these budget friendly items. Lentils and beans are not only cheap but they are also incredibly nutritious. They contain protein and fiber which help keep you full throughout the day! If you’re looking for more crunch then add some nuts or seeds such as almonds or pumpkin seeds -they provide valuable minerals like magnesium and zinc as well as being high in healthy fats. Lastly, try adding some fresh herbs like cilantro or basil for flavor - they taste great but won’t break the bank!

Creative Ideas with Yumbox Bento Boxes

Yumbox Bento boxes offer endless possibilities when it comes to making creative lunches. Try cutting up small pieces of fruit so you can fit them into each compartment – kids love having fun shaped snacks! For adults try putting together different combinations of proteins and carbohydrates (like hummus with crackers) so that all the food groups are represented. Another idea is to use spring colors when decorating bento boxes by adding contrasting colors like green peppers next to bright orange carrots – this makes it both aesthetically pleasing and nutritious!

Packing up your lunches should be fun - not stressful! Yumbox bento boxes offer countless ways to mix up your meals while staying healthy AND budget friendly. Get creative with seasonal fruits and vegetables or repurpose leftovers from dinner the night before - whatever works best for you! So go ahead and start packing those lunches - after all, April is here and there's no better time than now!

Here is a full week worth of bento box ideas for your family!

Monday: Spring Vegetable Bento

  • Smoked salmon slices on a stick
  • Sliced radishes and cucumbers with hummus dip
  • Hard-boiled egg
  • Whole grain crackers or bread
  • Fresh strawberries

Tuesday: Caprese Bento

  • Caprese skewers (cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil leaves)
  • Quinoa salad with chopped cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs
  • Grapes or other seasonal fruit
  • Dark chocolate square

Wednesday: Spring Roll Bento

  • Vegetarian spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce
  • Edamame or other steamed veggies
  • Sliced mango or pineapple
  • Brown rice or rice noodles

Thursday: Chicken Salad Bento

  • Homemade chicken salad with diced celery and grapes
  • Whole grain crackers or bread
  • Raw veggies (carrots, bell peppers, etc.) with ranch or hummus dip
  • Hard-boiled egg
  • Clementine or other citrus fruit

Friday: Mediterranean Bento

  • Hummus and pita bread
  • Grape leaves stuffed with rice and herbs
  • Cherry tomatoes and cucumber slices
  • Olives and feta cheese
  • Dried apricots or figs 


Products used in photos: Yumbox Panino, Yumbox Sandwich Bags, Yumbox Sandwich Paper, Yumbox Silicone Cubes, Yumbox Chop Chop Storage Cubes

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