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7 Cool Bento Boxes to Get Rid of Back-to-School Blues

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Tired of unpacking never-eaten food from your child’s lunchbox? Swap that lunchbox for a bento box! The adorable Japanese-inspired lunchboxes have taken the West by storm. Full of bright colors and tiny little bite-sized eats, bento boxes will suddenly tempt picky eaters with a variety of foods displayed in each section of the bento. This mini “smorgasbord” will delight your child; after all, who can resist animal-shaped cheese, pinwheel lunchmeat, flower veggies, and a neat pile of berries?

The only problemo with the bento is that they can be absurdly time-consuming to make. That’s why we pulled together seven really cute and simple back-to-school bento boxes that are kid-approved, nutritious, and easy-to-make. Bonus: You’ll never use a plastic baggie again!

Try our original back-to-school blues bento, then nab six other adorable ideas that we’ve found around the web. A whole week’s worth of lunch recipes your kids are sure to go bananas for? Happy back-to-school season, indeed!

Beat the Back-to-School Blues Bento Box

Beat those first-day-of-school blues with an all-blue bento box that’ll make your kid smile! This simple bento box pulls together easy pre-made eats that every kid will adore opening in the lunchroom.

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 hardboiled egg
  • 2 edible eyes (try using yogurt-covered raisins!)
  • 1/8 teaspoon peanut butter
  • edible markers
  • 1/3 cup blue yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon blue sprinkles
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 8 mini frozen blueberry pancakes

Instructions:

1. Decorate the hard-boiled egg by affixing the edible eyes with peanut butter. Draw a smile with edible markers.
2. Spoon blue yogurt into a small bento box container. Sprinkle with blue sprinkles.
3. Place blueberries in a small cup. Stack pancakes in the bento. Close bento lid firmly.

Bonus Idea: Leave your kiddo a note that reads, “No More Back-to-School Blues for You! Happy Lunch!”

And here are 6 more super simple bento box lunch ideas:

 

Article Posted 2 years Ago

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