this week in bento boxes

Happy Sunday everyone! We just got home from swimming lessons and the kiddos are enjoying a snack. I’m sneeking on here to post some of our bento boxes from this past week. These are pretty much Winter/Christmas themed bento boxes, but I didn’t do a lot of pre-planning on them. I have some really fun ones planned for this coming week, which I’ll post next weekend! Here are some of our bento boxes from this past week:



Matching snowman bento boxes for both my kids. This lunch was actually not planned ahead of time (as most of my more themed lunches are), so I’m pretty pleased with the results. It was packed in their new lunch box – the trudeau fuel everest sandwich box. I really love these boxes – fun colours, easy to open and close and hold a perfect-sized meal for my kiddos. They had a circle-cut snowman sandwich with ham inside. I used carrot and black olives for the face and cute hat picks for the snowman’s hat. They also had silicone containers with baby carrots and snowflake cut cucumbers. I stuck some mini pretzel twists in the back!


This fun little bento was for the kid’s morning nutrition break and was packed in our steeltainer snack container. One section held 2 slices of homemade banana cranberry bread that I purchased at a bake sale. It was delicious and I wish I had the recipe. The other section held sliced strawberries with an adorable Santa pick.


Here’s another fun little steeltainer snack for the kiddo’s morning nutrition break. One section held sliced red and green apples. I brushed the apples with lemon juice to prevent browning. I also stuck a cute little Christmas tree pick in there to make it more festive. The other section held some red and green goldfish crackers – I took them out of the rainbow goldfish package.



Again, here are some matching bento boxes the kiddos had for their afternoon nutrition break packed in our EasyLunchboxes. The largest section held a snowflake-cut bologna sandwich made using our wilton comfort grip snowflake cutter. The other sections held silicone muffin cups with snowflake-cut cucumbers with a snowflake pick and sliced kiwi and strawberries with snowflake sprinkles.


And finally, a simple bento for their morning nutrition break. I don’t know how Christmasy it is, but I’m saying it is because it’s packed in a red and green bento box and I photographed it on Christmas paper, lol. The red section held sliced strawberries and banana, and the green tier held 2 silicone muffin cups with a sliced granola bar and a peeled clementine.

Here are the supplies I used to make these lunches:

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7 thoughts on “this week in bento boxes

  1. Keri

    Where did you get your rectangular silicone muffin cups? I’m just getting into fun lunches for my girls and I am asking for supplies for my birthday! Your blog is an inspiration to me! I can’t wait to do the silly spaghetti lady for my girls soon too! So cute!

    1. Jill

      I’ve found the rectangle silicone muffin cups at 2 places – the dollar store in Canada (dollarama) and a grocery store in Canada (Superstore or YIG). I don’t know where you live so that may or may not help you. I haven’t seen them at the grocery store in awhile, but I just bought some more at the dollarama last week. They have grey, black, purple and green.

  2. Rowena

    I love your adorable lunches that you feed your children. I just have one question. What do you do with the left over pieces of bread after you have cut them into cute shapes for your kids?

    1. Jill

      Thanks Rowena! The majority of the cutters I use seem to use almost all the bread except the crust. If there is a decent amount of bread left, I usually munch on it while I’m making the lunches. Nothing goes to waste in my house! Sometimes the kiddos help me make their lunches too and they’ll eat the scraps as we make them. It makes for a decent after school snack for them!


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