bento boxes

Back to school = back to bento boxes. These were actually ones we made before Christmas break though – I’ve still got quite a few to post. Bright, colourful and fun.

Here’s a colourful bento for Kirsten’s morning nutrition break. She had a container of green jello, a container of rainbow goldfish crackers, and some blueberry water with swimming fishies. Cute!

This is another bento we made for her morning nutrition break. She had a container of red jello, a container of plain cheerios, a container of craisins, and a container of yogurt with a fruit leather butterfly.

This was a really simple bento put together for her afternoon nutrition break. On one side of the bento box she had some sliced cucumbers, cubed cheese, baby tomatoes and shredded rotisserie chicken. There are cute little picks holding these foods. She also had a container of orange jello and a container of pretzel sticks.

This was a really simple bento for her morning nutrition break. She had a cereal bar, a container of sliced dragon fruit with a cute little pick and a container of blackberries with a cute little pick.

And lastly, here is another afternoon nutrition break bento. She had cubed cheese with a cute little mouse pick and leftover chicken from dinner with a cute little chicken pick. She also had a container of baby carrots, and a container of goldfish crackers.

Here are some of the supplies I used to make these lunches – you can click on the pictures to get to the link:

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21 thoughts on “bento boxes

  1. Brooke

    I love your blog too – particularly your bento boxes and smoothies. I think that has a lot to do with the fact that I already have the containers in my cupboard – I just love them!

    Just wondering with the jello, does it turn back to liquid before your daughter eats it? Not sure if the jello (jelly) in Australia is made differently but it melts fast here.

  2. Jill

    Thank-you so much ladies!

    David and Amy – as soon as I can figure out how to do it, I’ll add a “pin it” button

    Brooke – my daughter has never said that the jello turns back to liquid. I wrap the jello compartments in tin foil and she has 2 ice packs in her lunch bag though. I think it keeps it pretty cool.

  3. melanie savoca

    I vote you for Mom of the year! You have the cutest ideas ever. My daughter is only 9 months, but I can’t wait until she gets a little older so I can try some of your creative bento boxes and fun food fridays.

  4. Jill P

    I love your blog, especially all the great lunch box pics! One question, where did you find the lock and lock boxes with the four trays? I haven’t had any luck finding them locally or online (well I can find them online but no one seems to want to ship to Canada :(

  5. Jill

    Thank-you ladies!

    Jill – I’m Canadian too, but I actually live in a border city with the U.S. I actually did purchase them from Amazon and shipped them to the States where I picked them up. I too haven’t seen any in Canada yet. Sorry! There is a link to a store called All Things for Sale in my sidebar. They are an American-based store that sells awesome bento supplies. Although they don’t have that bento box in stock right now, they have sold them in the past and they ship to Canada. Maybe periodically check their website or contact them and ask if/when they’ll be back in stock. I hope that helps!

  6. Jill P

    Thanks! I live close to the border as well so shipping there is an option…I just hate waiting in border lineups. LOL My mom did some looking around (she must be a google genius because I found nothing) and found a place in Canada so I now have some on the way. I’ve also ordered some stuff from the All Things for Sale and am impatiently waiting for them to arrive in my mail box. ;)

  7. Jill

    That’s awesome Jill! If you don’t mind me asking – where did you find the lock and lock boxes in Canada? Your mom is a google genius!

  8. Jamy

    This is fabulous! I’m a little late to this new trend and I love it. My kids are SUPER picky eaters but I think this would encourage them to try more. I love the cute ideas of the blueberries being water and the adorable picks! Jill P, do you mind sharing the website where you found the removable 4 tray containers? I do live in the states and cannot for the life of me find ANYONE who has them in stock!!!! I love this website and appreciate all the creative ideas that are shared!!!

  9. Jamy

    Also, do you wrap each individual food besides the yogurt? I’m wondering about the juice from the fruit, veggies, meat, etc. Or does the lid close tightly to seal each food in it’s compartment? Thank you for your help! I am soooooooooooooooo excited to try these!

  10. Jill

    Jamy – Jill posted a link to the website in the comment above yours. It’s crazy that these bento boxes are so hard to find. I don’t wrap anything except the yogurt, applesauce and jello. I guess if anything was overly juicy though I would wrap it. The lid will keep the food some entering the other compartments, but not liquid. I hope that helps!


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