10 minutes to make a lunch box

I prefer to eat from my own lunch box(bento in Japanese) because I’m bored of dining out. Also, I want to eat vegetables and save the money.

I wake up everyday at 5 in the morning and I go to work at 6 am.
Because I don’t have much time in the morning, I try to prepare my lunch box in 10 minutes

The contents of the picture are as bellow.

Rice : I often eat rice most of the time. Three times everyday.I seldom pack other staple food. I like bread but rice is easier to pack.
Fried chicken : I’m sorry to say that this is a frozen food which I didn’t really use.
Broccoli and carrot : My wife boiled them with a little salt.
Slices of “takuan” : Japanese pickle made from Japanese radish
Salmon flakes : I put them on top of the rice

That’s all.It’s simple.I usually use leftovers from last night’s dinner.

I think that the lunch box costs about 200 Japanese yen.
On the other hand dining out costs from 700 to 1,000 Japanese yen and the food has a strong flavor.
The lunch box requires a little care.
But I think that the lunch box is healthy and I may get very good at cooking.

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I live in Kawagoe-city Saitama-prefecture Japan. There are many traditional warehouses in Kawagoe. So many Japanese and the people from overseas come to sightseeing. http://www.koedo.or.jp/foreign/english/index.html

16 thoughts on “10 minutes to make a lunch box”

  1. That’s a fantastic and very healthy looking lunch! I often made my husband rice and vegetables to take for lunch. We save a considerable amount of money by doing that instead of him eating in his workplace cafeteria.

  2. Your lunch box appear to be nutritionally well-balanced! Just to look nice in photography, I will add black/dark blue color (nori) on rice:) Then you have all the colors in your bento box!!! LOL

  3. ๅฏๆ„›ใ„ใŠๅผๅฝ“ใ‚’ๆ‹่ฆ‹ใงใใฆๆฅฝใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใ€€salmon flakesใ€€ใŠใ„ใ—ใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€‚
    ใŠใ—ใ‚ƒใ‚‹ใจใŠใ‚Šใ€ใŠๅผๅฝ“ใฏใ€ๅฎ‰ๅฟƒใ—ใŸ้ฃŸๆใฎ่–„ๅ‘ณใฎใŠใ‹ใšใจใ€้‡Ž่œใŒๅคšใๆŽกใ‚Œใฆใ€ๆ…ŒใŸใ ใ—ใ„ๅค–้ฃŸใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚่ฝใก็€ใใพใ™ใญใ€€(o^-^o) โ™ชใ€€ๅฌ‰ใ—ใ„ใ‚ณใƒกใƒณใƒˆใ‚’้ ‚ใใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ—ใŸ๏ผ

    1. ใ“ใกใ‚‰ใ“ใใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ๆ—ฅๆœฌใฎๆ–นใจใฏๆฐ—ใฅใใพใ›ใ‚“ใงใ—ใŸใ€‚ไปŠๅพŒใจใ‚‚ใ‚ˆใ‚ใ—ใใŠ้ก˜ใ„ใ„ใŸใ—ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ€‚

  4. Looks yummy! I know I always take my lunch with me to school, because it’s definitely cheaper than buying. Especially now that I’m celiac and can’t eat anything with wheat in it, but even before I knew this I usually packed my own meals.

      1. Ok.I understood well.I had been also allergy to buckwheat until five years ago.But now I like to eat Japanese buckwheat noodles very much.

  5. That does look healthy! And I love the word “bento”. I am going to tell my son that I’m fixing his bento to take to school. I always learn something when I read your blog!

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