Healthy Bento Lunch Box Ideas for Kids

Preparing your kids’ lunch with the  California Home Goods Kids Bento Lunch Box Set  is indeed a great tool that will not only help you prepare your kids’ lunch in a fun and easy way, but it’ll also help you train them to eat healthy.  Our Bento Lunch Box specifically has 5 compartments so you could let your kids eat healthy but with variety. Allot each compartment for a specific food-type so it’ll be easier for you to plan their meals, just like this:  PROTEIN Main  CARBS Side Dish  VEGGIE Side Dish  FRUIT Dessert  OTHERS - dips, sauces, favorite snack, sweets (think of it as a bonus compartment for your kid!)  To help you get started, we’ll give you 3 easy recipes. You can definitely use all three to complete one lunch meal, or mix and match them for different school days, it’s totally up to you.

Preparing your kids’ lunch with the California Home Goods Kids Bento Lunch Box Set is indeed a great tool that will not only help you prepare your kids’ lunch in a fun and easy way, but it’ll also help you train them to eat healthy.

Our Bento Lunch Box specifically has 5 compartments so you could let your kids eat healthy but with variety. Allot each compartment for a specific food-type so it’ll be easier for you to plan their meals, just like this:

PROTEIN Main

CARBS Side Dish

VEGGIE Side Dish

FRUIT Dessert

OTHERS - dips, sauces, favorite snack, sweets (think of it as a bonus compartment for your kid!)

To help you get started, we’ll give you 3 easy recipes. You can definitely use all three to complete one lunch meal, or mix and match them for different school days, it’s totally up to you.

Crispy Ham & Cheese Roll-ups

Instead of the classic ham & cheese sandwiches that your kids are used to, give it a little twist: make ‘em crunchy! What you’ll need are the usual ingredients you use to make ham & cheese sandwich, plus, egg wash and bread crumbs.

  1. Flatten each slice of bread with a rolling pin then brush each side with butter.

  2. Lay down the cheese slice, then the ham. Roll them tightly.

  3. Dip each roll-up in the egg wash then immediately cover them with panko bread crumbs.

  4. Secure each roll-up with a toothpick. Then deep fry.

1 to 2 pieces may already be enough to fit the biggest compartment, but you may also slice them into half so they’re easier to handle. You can even replace the ham with bacon for other days!


Dessert Skewers

Maybe not all kids are fond of fruits. But may these can help you do the trick.

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  1. Cut up the barbecue sticks in a size that’ll make them fit a bento box compartment. (You may also use toothpicks if you prefer.)

  2. Choose 2-3 kinds of fresh fruits that you think your kid will like. Slice them into small cubes or little pieces to make them like mini fruit kebabs.

  3. In the smallest compartment, put chocolate syrup, caramel, or melted white chocolate as dip for the fruits. You may also add breadsticks, cookies, or marshmallows so they’ll enjoy with the fondue-like dessert.

*Next time do this for veggies too!


Mini Egg Surprise

Meatballs are definitely an all-time kids favorite. Make them more fun and healthy by using this recipe:

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  1. Prepare your usual meatball mixture.

  2. Boil some quail eggs. Once cooked and cooled for you to handle, peel them.

  3. Now roll each meatball but this time with a quail egg inside.

  4. Roll them in bread crumbs, then deep fry.

  5. Make sure to dry them with a paper towel before putting inside the bento box to avoid them getting soggy.


LAST TIPS:   Use tools that’ll spark your creativity. Just like using cute cookie cutters for sandwiches, eggs, and pancakes.  The more colorful the better! Remember the more fun your decorations are, the more appealing it’ll be for your kid.  Mix and match! You don’t want your kid to get the same combinations for every school day.  Don’t forget to include a bonus treat to make your kid look forward to opening the bento box each day - may it be gummy bears, chocolate, or jelly beans. That way, they’ll learn that it’s okay to eat these things as long as they still eat healthy.

LAST TIPS:

Use tools that’ll spark your creativity. Just like using cute cookie cutters for sandwiches, eggs, and pancakes.

The more colorful the better! Remember the more fun your decorations are, the more appealing it’ll be for your kid.

Mix and match! You don’t want your kid to get the same combinations for every school day.

Don’t forget to include a bonus treat to make your kid look forward to opening the bento box each day - may it be gummy bears, chocolate, or jelly beans. That way, they’ll learn that it’s okay to eat these things as long as they still eat healthy.