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Mar

this week in bento boxes

This week in bento boxes is all about St. Patrick’s day. This week is Spring break, so I won’t be making any lunches for the kiddos – because of that, I made my St. Patty’s day lunches last week. Is it bad that I’m thrilled it’s spring break so I have a week long vacation from making school lunches?! I need a little break to re-engerize. I’m pretty pleased with my St. Patrick’s day lunches – and so were the kids! They were fun and easy to make. Here they are!

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This fun St. Patrick’s day bento was packed in an EasyLunchbox and the kids had identical boxes for their afternoon nutrition break. The larger section held a circle-cut chicken sandwich with a spinach tortilla cut into a shamrock placed on top of the sandwich. The smaller sections held a bell pepper rainbow and cauliflower clouds. I added cute leprechaun ring pick for easy cuteness. I packed the kids a side of ranch dressing (not pictured) for dipping all those veggies!

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This is another really easy but fun St. Patrick’s day bento packed in our 4-square lock and lock box for the kiddos afternoon nutrition break. I removed 2 of the inner squares and each kid got half a ham sandwich. I used my wilton alphabet cutters and cut ‘LUCKY ME’ out of cheese. One kid got the letters, and one kid had the leftover cut-out so there was no waste! I also added a cute shamrock sprinkle for decoration. Cream cheese will help all the details stay in place. For the other squares, the kids had some green jello and sliced cucumbers. I used mini heart cutter and cut 3 hearts out of the cucumber skin to make a clover. So easy!

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This was a really easy lunch to make for the kids afternoon nutrition break packed in our lunchbots duo. One section held 2 ham and cheese sandwiches cut with a shamrock comfort grip cutter. The other section held 2 green silicone flower muffin cups – 1 with cucumber slices and another with kiwi slices with shamrock sprinkles.

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Here’s a St. Patty’s day bento that the kids had for their morning nutrition break packed in our 4-square lock and lock bento box. The sections held green jello, lucky charms cereal, kiwi and grapes with a shamrock ring pick and a green silicone muffin cup with a sliced mint-chip granola bar.

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Here’s another fun St. Patty’s day bento in our orange lunchbots duo for the kids afternoon nutrition break. One section held a fruity rainbow – strawberries, oranges, pineapple, kiwi, blueberries and red (purple) grapes. The other section held a leprechaun sandwich – a circle cut chicken sandwich with a cute leprechaun hat. I used curled carrots for the hair, icing eyes, carrot nose and red pepper mouth. I used cream cheese to keep the details in place.

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Here are a couple matching colourful two-tier bento boxes for the kiddos afternoon nutrition break. The main section held a circle cut turkey sandwich with a cute leprechaun ring pick for instant cuteness. It also held a flower silicone muffin cup with sliced baby carrots (gold coins?!) with a cute shamrock ring pick. The top tier held some sliced cucumbers, and again I used a mini heart cutter to make a shamrock out of the cucumber skin.

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And lastly, a really quick and easy St. Patty’s day morning nutrition break packed in our steeltainer snack container. One section held a rectangle silicone muffin cup with a sliced mint-chip granola bar. The other section held a rainbow fruit salad with a fun ‘Happy St. Patty’s Day’ pick.

Here are the supplies I used to make these lunches:


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