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10 Imaginative Bento School Lunches for your Kids

By Angie McGowan |

Today I am so happy to introduce to you Shannon Carino, the amazingly creative woman behind the blog, What’s for Lunch at our house. Her blog is devoted to creative bento lunch ideas like this adorable Cinderella princess lunch pictured above. I first met Shannon at a Blogher event just over a year ago. She is one of the sweetest, nicest blogging mamas I’ve met in real life. I was initially drawn to her aversion of minivans and all other stereotypical soccer mom things. Shannon has a very common sense approach to parenting and feeding her family a balanced and healthy diet that’s also fun. She was born and raised in Southern Ontario, but now resides with her husband and 2 children (8 and 5) in the suburbs of Dallas. Shanon’s popular blog has been featured on Dallas Morning News, AOL’s Parent Dish and Dallas Child.

It was really hard, but I’ve made a list here of my top 10 favorite bento lunches from her site.
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10 Imaginative Bento School Lunches for your Kids

Elephant Bento Lunch

Find this cute Bento Lunch here

You can follow Shanon’s blog, What’s for Lunch at our house, follow her on Twitter, or connect with her on Facebook to keep up to date on all her latest creations.

Now pack that lunch in a cute container: Babble’s best lunchboxes for kids!

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About Angie McGowan


Angie McGowan

Angie McGowan was a contributing blogger to Babble’s Family Kitchen, a daily food blog with recipes from her kitchen. She currently creates fun recipes for Betty Crocker, Pillsbury and many other companies. You can find more of her recipes on her personal blog, Eclectic Recipes.

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4 thoughts on “10 Imaginative Bento School Lunches for your Kids

  1. Valerie says:

    I never knew what bento was I hear about it alot lately. The nightmare before christmas one very cute

  2. sandy says:

    These are great ideas! I wish they would of been around when me daughter was little, maybe her diet would be better!

  3. sue michael says:


  4. Michelle Santagate says:

    This is definitely the kind of mom I always WANTED to be, but I’m lucky if I have enough time to cook diner at night and throw breakfast together in the morning. I would need to get organized if I was ever going to be able to pull something like this off. My son is a tween now. He probably wouldn’t like any of these all that much but somebody creative enough to put these together has GOT to have some ideas up her sleeve for getting tweens and teens to eat healthy foods. Though I must say, teaching them to eat healthy at the young age where they would be influenced by these cool designs is a large part of the battle. Way to go. Seriously though, I’d love any advice you’ve come up with for tweens and teens because they eat like starving race horses.

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