Bento Tip: Does It All Mix Together?

by Wendy Copley on August 27, 2013

Bento Tip - Keeping Everything from Mixing Together

One of the questions I’m most frequently asked about bento boxes is, “Doesn’t all the food mix together?”

It’s a valid point. I put all this food in a box — often without dividers — and then the box is tipped on it’s side for the walk to school. It makes sense that it might all tip to the bottom of the box or that the little pieces will fly all over.

But the truth is the food pretty much stays where I put it. There are two secrets to this:

  1. pack the food into the box tightly
  2. pack the food right up to the rim of the box

If I do these two things, it eliminates any empty spaces in the bento. When the box is tipped on its side it stays in place no matter how much it’s jostled because there’s no where for the food to move.

Want proof? Check out my video demonstration:

Do you have any tips for keeping your bento creations looking top notch until lunch time?

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