I get asked all the time if my EasyLunchboxes work for adult lunches. The answer?
Grown-ups pack meals too, and my containers hold the amount that Goldilocks preferred: JUST RIGHT. Whether you’re an always-hungry teenage boy, a grown man, or a dieter on a portion-controlled eating plan, depending on how and what you pack, EasyLunchboxes have got you covered.
This post was prompted by two fans who separately posted these questions on our Facebook wall:
RENE - “Does anyone use these for their work lunches? I am currently on Weight Watchers so this looks like a great way to portion control and pre-pack, but I’m wondering if it’s not big enough for an adult and more geared toward kids?”
THERESA – “Do you use these for your hubby? I have teen boys and they are ummm, hungrier than the box ”
Here are some of the comments we got back on Facebook
(Click on the links and pics below for more about each of the lunches shown)
From Shannon of BentoLunch.net - “I use them for my husband They hold enough to feed a hungry soldier.”
Cristi of Bent on Better Lunches writes: “I pack lunches for my Sailor.”
Erin of Feeling a Little Lunchy had this to share: “My husband uses them all the time…and he’s 6’2 and 280 lbs. it’s plenty big!”
► And a reply from AN ACTUAL MAN! Keith of Oh!BentoUK told us: “I only make packed lunches for me or my partner on the account of having no children But these boxes are the perfect sizes for adults. I pack them full of rice and veggies and they’re more than filling.”
Like this one:
Lise of Veggie-Bento shared her weight-loss success/lunch packing tips: “I lost 60 lbs. doing Weight Watchers. It’s a great program! Yes, the ELB is a good size for bringing salads. My favorite is to toss chopped tomatoes, a little onion and a bit of low fat shredded cheddar and put that in a layer in the largest section, then fill it the rest of the way with lettuce. Then I have some fat free re-fried beans thinned with salsa in the medium sized and a hard boiled egg in the smallest. I put a little cling film over the beans section to prevent leakage. At lunch, I take out the egg and lay a plate over the top and turn it over, dumping the salad onto the plate. Then I take the cling film off the beans and stick it in the microwave to warm it, then mix it into the salad. For a little crunch, I also bring a baked corn tortilla. Yummy, filling, and very low point!”
►(Patrizzia of iCreate wrote a whole post about Weight Watchers lunches packed in EasyLunchboxes).
Astrid of Lunches fit for a Kid said, “I don’t use them for Weight Watchers, but they are perfect for adult lunches and portion control!” Here’s one of her own lunches:
Kendra of Biting the Hand That Feeds You wrote this: “If you use sandwich thins or tortilla roll-ups, you can fit the equivalent of two sandwiches in the large compartment (or if they’re not too packed with thick fillings like cheese and tomatoes and such, you can fit two regular sandwiches with just a bit of smushing.) I pack salads or bagels for myself, plus sides based on how hungry I think I’ll be. Sometimes I pack a separate snack of veggies and hummus or a whole fruit, which I can eat with lunch or munch on later. Some days I pack myself TWO Easylunchboxes! They both fit easily in the cooler bag with an ice pack. When I do that there’s usually a sandwich in one and salad in the other, plus assorted sides, but sometimes I pack a veggie and dips box with hummus and guacamole and pita bread or chips and cut veggies for dipping. Great for sharing!… And yes – GREAT for portion control. Instead of just grabbing the whole bag of chips or cookies or whatever, I can only include a few. I put silicone muffin cups in there to make my “treats” portion sizes even smaller, while making them still look “full.” Plus they add a splash of color, which makes meals look more appetizing. (Studies with kids show that they think the same exact foods are “tastier” when presented with a variety of colors.)” An example of one of Kendra’s eye-appealing lunches:
Even more adult-size packed lunches…
From Marla of Family Fresh Cooking:
Mom Becka of Just a Bunch of Momsense packed lunches for herself and 2 hungry teenagers for this day on the river:
Leftovers make the best lunches! Here’s a very hearty meal from Corey of Family Fresh Meals:
Roxanne of The Roxx Boxx is always cooking up something amazing for lunch. Here’s just one example:
Still hungry? Even more great big-people ideas…
- I Pack Lunch
- Lunch, Snack, and Sninner
- Husband Tested Recipes from Alice’s Kitchen
- My EasyLunchboxes/Trader Joe’s Cookbook
- Even MORE lunch box ideas for work, packed in EasyLunchboxes
- AND ONE JUST FOR THE GUYS! (click the pic below)
So, YEP! If you’re an adult, you can pack a hearty meal with my EasyLunchboxes.