As the weather warms up, and you start craving something lighter, whip up this vegetarian pasta salad of chickpeas, radishes, snow peas, cherry tomatoes, and feta cheese. "Fill your container tightly so that it doesn't shift around during transit, and add plenty of color with cut vegetables," says Itoh.
Studies show brown-bagging your midday meal is a key weight-loss trick, but that hardly means eating another boring salad. Just Bento founder Makiko Itoh's nine recipes are better than anything you have to step outside to buy. By Ava Feuer, REDBOOK.