The Cutest Way to Pack Condiments for Lunch

updated Sep 30, 2020
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(Image credit: Meghan Splawn)

Packing lunch every day can get boring, but here’s a fun and inexpensive way to make it more fun. My colleague Meghan makes lunch for her kids each day and, on a hunt to keep her “lunch-packing spark alive,” she stumbled on the cutest little way to pack up condiments for lunch boxes.

The Fastest Way to Make Lunch More Fun

Meghan stumbled upon these condiment containers made for Japanese bento boxes and instantly fell in love. Originally intended for soy sauce and other Japanese condiments, the mini containers fit just the right amount of whatever sauce or dressing you need to complete your lunch.

Shaped like animals or decorated with them, they’re a cute addition to any lunch box. Look for them the next time you’re at your local Asian market, or find them online:

Sometimes it’s the little things that make the midday meal fun. What do you stick in your lunch box (or your child’s) just for a smile?