Lunch packing season is here again! If you haven’t hopped on the bento box craze, you might want to look into that. It has made packing lunches so much fun! I’ve compiled all of my favorite bento box recipes. You have 6 to choose from and I’ve taken into account all of your picky eaters! Hopefully you find one that works for you. My kids gave big thumbs up to all of them.
PB&J Bento Box: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Grapes, Granola and Cheese Sticks. You’ve got your healthy. You’ve got your kid favorites. You’ve got all food groups covered. Should be a winner!
Ham Rollup Bento Box: Ham Roll Up, Cheez-Its, Grape Tomatoes and Dried Pineapple. There is just something about Cheez-Its that kids love! Put them in a bento box with other well rounded items and you’ve got the perfect lunch.
Chicken Nugget Bento Box: Chicken Nuggets, Cheese Sticks, Celery Sticks and Ranch Dip. Kids love chicken nuggets. Why not make a lunch of them on your own terms? This bento combines their favorite, with healthy sides. P.S. No need to tell them you slipped them the whole-grain, no crappity-crap nuggets, either.
Cucumber Sandwich Bento Box: Cucumber Sandwich, Strawberries, Nutella and Cashews. Pretty sure you had me at Nutella. Although all that other stuff is great for a growing kid.
Fluffer Nutter Bento Box: Marshmallow Fluff and Peanut Butter Sandwich, Banana and Sugar Snap Peas. Adding marshmallow fluff to this sandwich will make you a lunch legend among children for generations to come. The best part is that you can totally off-set it with whole grain bread and other healthy ingredients!
Hard Boiled Egg Bento Box: Hard Boiled Eggs, Apple Slices, Pretzels and Almonds. This protein packed bento box satisfies sweet and salty taste buds, all while keeping bellies full for hours.
I’ve been doing the bento box lunch concept for years and love it. I find my son eats more of his lunch when he on,y has one container with one lid to remove. He ate less when I used multiple containers. I love love love the sectioned ziplock containers for his life nah but they stopped making them. Argh!!! Anyone know why, since that container is featured in almost every photo of bento box lunches on the web. The ziplock is the only low cost option I have found that doesn’t leak.
I found the ez lunch boxes do not leak. The seem to last as well. I have had a set for two years and they are used quite a bit. It may seem like a lot of money up front, but they last for years.