29
Apr

this week in bento boxes

Here’s some more bento boxes. These are packed in my amazing EasyLunchboxes. If I haven’t told you already, I really love them. I love the bright and colorful lids, my daughter is able to easily remove the lids herself, and they hold the perfect amount of food for her to eat.

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This lion bento was for Kirsten’s afternoon nutrition break. The lion sandwich was a turkey bologna sandwich cut into a circle. There’s matchstick carrots for the mane, fruit leather for the whiskers, mouth and ears, turkey bologna for the nose and mozza cheese and food marker eyes. The lion rests on a bed of romaine lettuce. The other compartments held a silicone muffin cup with blueberries and a lion pick, and some cucumber and carrot flowers.

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Here is a sweet little birdie bento for Kirsten’s afternoon nutrition break. She had a sweet little birdie sandwich with carrot legs, a cheese heart wing, sprinkle nose and icing eye. The birdie rests on a bed of romaine lettuce. The other compartments held a silicone muffin cup “nest” of matchstick carrots and sweet little cheese birdie and sliced kiwis and strawberries with a tree pick.

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This “You are my sunshine” bento was for Kirsten’s afternoon nutrition break. The large compartment held a sun sandwich on a bed of romaine lettuce. The sun sandwich was made using a flower comfort grip cutter with a circle cheese face. It also had icing eyes and food marker mouth and cheeks. The other compartments held baby carrots and sliced strawberries with rainbow sprinkles.

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This cute little bear bento was also for Kirsten’s afternoon nutrition break. The larger compartment held a bear sandwich on a bed of romaine lettuce. The bear sandwich was made cutting a chicken sandwich into a circle. I added fruit leather ears and nose, cheese face, icing eyes, sprinkle cheeks and food safe marker mouth. The other compartments held crackers with cheese-shaped bears and sliced celery.

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And lastly, a cute little piggy bento for Kirsten’s afternoon nutrition break. She had a piggy sandwich cut into a circle on a bed of romaine lettuce. The face and ears of the pig were made with turkey bologna. The piggy also had icing eyes and sprinkles for the nose. The other compartments held sliced kiwis and sliced cucumbers.

Here are some of the supplies (or similar) that I used to make these lunches:


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20 thoughts on “this week in bento boxes

    1. Jill

      Hi Amy! There’s a couple things I do with the scraps. For fun food fridays, the scraps usually become my lunch. For bento boxes, Kirsten helps me make them when she comes home from school and she and her brother usually eat the scraps as we make the bento’s and wait for supper. It makes for a great after school snack, lol. I hope that helps!

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  1. Stacey

    Hello! I follow your blog regularly and LOVE these lunch box/bento ideas! Quick question…what type of cooler bag or lunch box do you use to send your kiddos lunches to school? I love the pottery barn lunch cooler bags, but I don’t think these would fit inside. Thanks! Stacey

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    1. Jill

      Hi Stacey! When using the Easylunchboxes, I use the Easylunchbox cooler bag. It fits the Easylunchboxes perfectly. You’re right, I don’t think the pottery barn one would fit these. The pottery barn one would probably fit the small colorful ones I use though. I hope that helps!

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  2. Jubilant Jessi

    Can I just say how AMAZING these are? I love the lion! So cute! I might have to try some of these with my very picky eater. Maybe if her food is this fun, she’ll give new things a try!

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  3. LMR

    Hi Jill,
    Your lunches are so creative! How do you get the details to stay put in the lunch boxes? I’ve been trying to have a little more fun with my kids’ lunches, but my daughter tells me that little things–like eyes, wings, flower petals, etc.–end up getting tossed around in the container. Any tips?

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