Adult bento lunch box ideas for work, for a man, or your big kids

adult packed meal ideas from EasyLunchboxes

I get asked all the time if my EasyLunchboxes work for adult lunches. The answer?

EasyLunchboxes work great for adults

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 “I use them for my husband 🙂 They hold enough to feed a hungry soldier.”

Husband Lunch

Cristi of Bent on Better Lunches writes: “I pack lunches for my Sailor.” 

Lunch for the Man I'm Nuts About

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:

2 manly lunches

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!”

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 Astrid’s lunches:

Mom and Dad 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:

so pretty, mama didn't want to eat it

Even more adult-size packed lunches…

Dozens and Dozens of ideas on The Family Lunchbox Facebook page:

Lunch ideas for adults and hearty appetites from The Family Lunchbox │ packed in EasyLunchboxes

From Marie of Healthy Eating Starts at Home:

chicken taco meal in an EasyLunchbox

From Marla of Family Fresh Cooking:

Chicken Vegetable Sizzle Rice Recipe

Mom Becka packed lunches for herself and 2 hungry teenagers for this day on the river:

float trip with EasyLunchboxes

Leftovers make the best lunches! Here’s a very hearty meal from Corey of Family Fresh Meals:

Crockpot Leftovers for Lunch

Roxanne of The Roxx Boxx is always cooking up something amazing for lunch. Here’s just one example:

Sugar glazed chicken meatballs

Still hungry? Even more great big-people ideas…

Packed lunch ideas for men from

So, YEP! If you’re an adult, you can pack a hearty meal with my EasyLunchboxes.