Hi, I’m Sadia, welcome to Pick Up Limes. So it was my birthday recently, feel free to show me a little bit of belated birthday love by clicking on that subscribe button. Now one of the gifts I got for my birthday were these bento boxes, and I thought it would be a lot of fun to share with you some meal ideas using them, starting with breakfast first. Now each of the meals you are going to see me make here takes only 5 minutes, so there really are no excuses when it comes to having a wholesome breakfast in the morning. And you can enjoy this at home or you can take it on the road with you. And for me personally, this was enough for both my breakfast as well as for my morning snack. But I’ll just show you what I mean. Let’s get started. Here we go with breakfast number one. So we’re going to start by making this deconstructed yogurt granola and fruit parfait. I just started by cutting up some kiwi, and I also used some fresh raspberries, but you can use whatever fruit you have on hand or whatever fruit you enjoy. And then on the side I poured in some soy yogurt, I didn’t want to mix it together because I didn’t want it to get soggy, but you can use any plant yogurt you like. And then I also included this roasted pecan and cranberry granola that is so delicious. Now, the recipe is already up on the Pick Up Limes blog, so I’ll put the link in the description box below, but I’ve also made a video recipe that I’ll link at the end of this video. And I usually make this granola recipe on the weekends, that way it just lasts throughout the week and makes for quick breakfasts whenever I need them. So back to the bento box. I always like to sprinkle on some ground flax seeds as well as some chia seeds, just because of the healthy omega fats that these offer. I also included some coconut flakes. And it’s that easy to make this deconstructed parfait. And then I just mix it all together when I’m ready to eat it. On to my morning snack. It’s pretty much just a peanut butter and banana sandwich, except for instead of bread I use these whole-grain crackers that I cut in half and then spread on a generous amount of peanut butter. Then using a ripe banana, I cut it into very thick slices to place on top. And just a little bit of peanut butter on the other side to help it all stick together and so that it doesn’t come apart in my lunchbox. Then served it with some fresh oranges on the side. And that was my morning snack on this morning. So breakfast number one is done. On to breakfast number two. So to make this mashed bean and avocado sandwich, we’re going to start by using half a cup of pinto beans, then a tablespoon of salsa, half a teaspoon of ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon of paprika, and then we mash it together until it’s all well combined. And then on two pieces of whole-grain bread I put on some baby spinach, and then distributed that mashed bean mixture that we just created. Now if you don’t have pinto beans, any beans that you have on hand will do. Then I put on some chives, some tomato slices, as well as some ripe avocado. And then I drizzled on some sriracha hot sauce, because I think the combination of that with the avocado and mashed beans is out of this world. Sprinkled on a little bit of freshly ground pepper, and that’s it to make that sandwich. I also served it with some fresh strawberries on the side. And that was my breakfast on this day. As for my morning snack, this is another orange that I sliced up this time. You’ll notice that I like to prepare my oranges. I find that if an orange goes into my bag whole, it’s going to come home with me, unless I prepare it in some way so that it’s ready to eat. And then I also had this with some roasted peanuts and dried cranberries, to kind of make my own homemade trail mix, as well as these dried figs that I’m absolutely obsessed with. And to be honest, this was a bit much for me just as a morning snack, so it trailed off into being my afternoon snack as well. But that’s it for breakfast number two. Super super easy. And for the finale, breakfast number three. This is a chunky monkey banana sandwich, or whatever you want to call it. So to make this you’re going to need two slices of whole grain bread, and then spread on a generous amount of almond butter or whatever nut butter you’ve got on hand. I then sprinkled on some hemp seeds again, for those healthy omega fats that it offers, and then another ripe banana cut into thick chunks. Now what makes this incredibly delicious are these roasted coconuts, that I made just by dry roasting some regular coconuts on medium-high heat, until it became fragrant and golden. And then using this Canadian pure maple syrup, that a friend gave me when I most recently visited Vancouver, I use just about half a teaspoon to drizzle on top, and it made it so absolutely delicious and sweet. And so that’s it to make this sandwich, which is kind of a fun twist on the traditional nut butter and banana sandwich. And then on the side, I just served it with some fresh grapes. And that was my breakfast on this third morning. As for the morning snack it really doesn’t get easier than this. It’s just two pieces of rice cakes, as well as the leftover salsa and avocado from yesterday’s breakfast, that I then mix together and it kind of makes this faux kind of salsa guacamole dip for those rice crackers. Then on the side, I put in some mixed greens, to enjoy the leftover salsa with once the rice cakes were done, and some fresh basil as well. And that’s it for breakfast number three. How easy was that! Now in addition to having breakfast like this, I’m also making sure to stay super hydrated throughout the morning, by having either water or tea or both. And I’ve also gotten into the habit of taking my Vitamin D and B12 supplements first thing in the morning. Now if you liked this video, you are absolutely going to love the next one, which is also going to be bento box style, but the theme is going to be lunch and afternoon snack ideas. So be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on it. And if you found any inspiration from this video, be sure to give it a thumbs up. Alright thanks for stopping by, I’ll see you in the next video.


  1. For those who have been asking, the bento boxes are from Monbento (I have not been sponsored by them to make these videos). You can find the bento boxes here: http://amzn.to/2vTgRbV ❤

  2. U give me very positive & happy vibes… feeling like u r my someone close,whom i know.. don't know why☺️🤓 I really love to listening u apart from ur veg dishes…lots of love from India😘..hey r u indian or somehow connected to India??🤔

  3. раздражает её хрипящий голос, если болит горло – не нужно снимать видео🤨

  4. Stupid. Way too complicated. 5 minutes my ass. And it only looks fancy because you put it in those silly little boxes. Most of those "sandwiches" will fall apart the moment you take your first bite …

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  6. How do these meals fit in the box once it's closed? Especially the breds won't allow the lid to shut :/ Or do you take half of everything out?

  7. Whole grain crackers? They're called knäckebröd thank you very much. As a swede I have to point this out. Love the breakfast ides btw 🙂

  8. Happy birthday, thank u for ur ideas I’m new to plant based meals great ideas you have given cheers 👮🏽‍♂️🇼🇸👍🏾

  9. So glad I found this, 😋.
    Hey, quick question… do you know any places to get Vegan shoes etc that donate some of the money to “Rescuing Farm Animals?” I found Epsala.com , but I would like to know what other sites are out there that donate money to Rescuing farm animals?
    I mean, Sure, i gotta get stuff like shoes and bags and stuff… but I’d prefer to buy from companies that donate to something great like rescuing Factory Farm Animals? Know what I mean?

  10. Dear Sadia,
    I remember how I subscribed to your channel on May 22 in 2017. This was the first video I watched and after that Easy Vegan Snacks and then late night cravings and so on.. I couldn't stop watching.

    And I've been hooked ever since. Hope you will continue to spread love through your recipes and inspirational videos. Always looking forward to your uploads. Know it brightens my day!
    Thank you and much love, Marjolein

  11. Your lunch boxes are fantastic, but you yourself are gorgeous and cute. I'm going to follow your channel for the food but secretly you are the the main reason why.

  12. Hmm….as a gluten free vegan Im curious what you would recommend instead of bread and crackers. Dont do rice cakes either, and seeds should be soaked/sprouted in my opinion.


    Breakfast number 1
    Youghurt Oatly natural 40g
    Vanila extract and sweetener in youghurt pinch
    Kiwi a half
    Rasberrys 1 tabble spoon
    Flour, Butter, Coconut oil, date syrup, copped dry dates, dry fruit for example blueberry
    If you can make cobbler pie you can make granola with that everything 200 g

    Morning snack 1
    Two crispy bread as low protein as possible and glutenfri is always for everyone a better choice
    Peanut butter? Wanna die? No thanks! Instead bolied spagetti squash and if want sweeten it with whatever and make it the same consistency 50 or 100 g
    Banana 4 slices
    Orange 4 slices

    Breakfast number 2

    Beans? No thanks
    Instead sweet potato 50 g
    salsa table spoon
    two peaces of bread mixed with protein free flour and some chestnutflour (for taste only little) some choped dates to it instead of nuts or grains that are moist
    a half tomato
    1/3 avokado
    siracha 1 half table spoon
    4 strawberrys

    Morning snack 2
    Orange 4 slices

    Back and green olives 20 pieces
    Figs ? Nope not in PKU diet
    Instead 2 pieces of or some pieces of canned potato or mushroom

    Breakfast number 3
    1 glutenfri bread as low protein as possiable
    the home made date butter
    seads? Nope not healthy instead some coconutsprinkle
    6-8 pieces of sliced banana
    and roasted coconuts in chunchs
    Maple syrup or honey that taste good
    grape 100 g

    Morning snack 3
    two pieces of rice cakes
    salsa maybe 50 g?
    1/3 avocado

  14. I find it so hard to be vegan as a person that doesn't like sweet foodsss 😩
    I really love this video and the inspo but just like most vegan meal plans, almost everything in it seems too sweet for me to eat on a daily basis as it contains so many fruits 😭

  15. the avocado sandwich looks so good!!!!but..fist she says pinto beans and then she says you can use whatever beans you want! boi what is going on!!!!

  16. These look fantastic! Where do you find these exotic breads and crackers? I have looked in our grocery store and have not found anything close to this. I would love to try these recipes. Thank you for posting! Love it.

  17. QUESTION! Love this bento box, does all this food fit in it if you are to layer it and close it if the food goes over the top?

  18. 😕Lets see you came out with this video in march sooo that's 3 years ago😱 soooo that would be happy belated, belated,belated birthday 😌.

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