I’m Mercedes and I’m a twenty something, veggie loving, two time cat mom happily married to my soulmate of a husband.

I work as an engineer in Pittsburgh, pretending to be an adult and spending a solid 20% of my time trying to remember to not reply all.

I wanted a platform to share my wealth of equally positive and negative experiences as I attempt to navigate my twenties, and maybe get a little preachy here and there about veganism, mental health and LGBTQ+ rights.

At the very least, I hope to make you laugh.

10 Vegan Bentology Lunches

10 Vegan Bentology Lunches


I am a professional online shopper (also a professional snacker, but that's coming in a later post). Out of the hundreds of online purchases I have made over the past few years, one of favorites for sure has been the Bentology lunchboxes that I bought for me and Jesse. WE LOVE THESE, GUYS. (This is probably my number one favorite purchase though).

I bought these lunchboxes during a time when we were suffering from a severe Tupperware crisis. We had about six containers, three lids, and zero matches. This situation got so bad that one day, I packed my salad for lunch in a Ziploc bag. When I sat down at my desk to eat it later that day, I realized that I didn't have anything to eat it on. No plate, no bowl. Just lettuce in a bag. So similar to the way you do when you're trying to get the very bottom crumbs of your Doritos bag, I straight up poured the Ziploc bag of SALAD into my mouth.

Needless to say, I ordered these lunchboxes that night. And overnighted them. Alright, moving on.

These lunchboxes are awesome. They each come with the full large rectangular container, which holds five additional containers. Of the five inside containers, you get two without lids and three with lids. To make it even better, these containers are just the right size to help you practice portion control (so you don't eat an entire sleeve of Thin Mints for lunch - I may or may not be speaking from experience).

You can really use these lunchboxes however you prefer, and they are so diverse that you can change it up as often as you like. You can use just the large container one day for a big salad, or you can assign a food group to each of the smaller containers to ensure you're getting proper nutrition. I usually like to try to fill each of the inside containers with one of the following: protein, fruit, vegetables, and an extra snack of whatever I feel like that day.

I bought these lunchboxes a little before becoming vegan, so there are a couple of non-vegan items in the pictures below but I will just reference the vegan option in my description. I'm sharing 10 of my favorite Bentology lunches. I like to use the snack container to treat myself on occasion :) It might not always be the healthiest option, but if I feel that I am still getting all of my essential nutrients that day, then I deserve a little extra!

So here you go, hope you enjoy!


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My 50 Favorite Vegan Snack Items

My 50 Favorite Vegan Snack Items

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