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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: