Easy & Fun Bento Box Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love

All parents (especially of big households) know the hard truth: weekday mornings are crazy hectic. Preparing a tasty and healthy lunch meal for your kids (and even your husband) could oftentimes be stressful and frustrating. That is why, bento boxes are real life-savers!  With a concept originating from Japan, these  lunch boxes with compartments  simply allow you to make-ahead complete lunch meals for your family, the easier way. And apart from the fact that you can save money and be eco-friendly by not wasting multiple baggies, these  divided lunch containers  also guide you in prepping food in the right portion sizes.  To take advantage of these cute little bento boxes, try serving up these fun and healthy lunch meals. You’ll see how your lil’ school-goers won’t be as picky eaters anymore:

All parents (especially of big households) know the hard truth: weekday mornings are crazy hectic. Preparing a tasty and healthy lunch meal for your kids (and even your husband) could oftentimes be stressful and frustrating. That is why, bento boxes are real life-savers!

With a concept originating from Japan, these lunch boxes with compartments simply allow you to make-ahead complete lunch meals for your family, the easier way. And apart from the fact that you can save money and be eco-friendly by not wasting multiple baggies, these divided lunch containers also guide you in prepping food in the right portion sizes.

To take advantage of these cute little bento boxes, try serving up these fun and healthy lunch meals. You’ll see how your lil’ school-goers won’t be as picky eaters anymore:

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Fun-due Bento Box

Fondues are never boring for kids; and even adults will agree. So why don’t we let our active school kids bring the fun-due to school?! Don’t you worry ‘bout a thing because the airtight rubberized lids of our kids bento lunch boxes will keep their lunch meal secure up until it’s time for recess.

You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup lowfat Greek yogurt

  • 2 teaspoons sunflower seed butter

  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 apple, sliced

  • 1/2 banana, sliced

  • 4 strawberries, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons salsa Ranch dressing

  • 2 mini sweet peppers, cut in half

  • 4 broccoli florets

  • 2 slices low-sodium turkey, rolled

  • 1 slice lowfat Cheddar cheese

Mix yogurt, sunflower seed butter, agave nectar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Assemble all the other ingredients in the bento box.


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Taco Tuesday Bento Box

Tacos are simply the perfect way to let your picky eaters get their fair share of veggies. Thats why, we’re here to help you take those tasty Tacos to school-- only, in an easier and more fun way! Here’s how to make a deconstructed taco meal for your kids:

You’ll Need:

  • 1/4 cup shredded rotisserie chicken, skin removed

  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium black beans, drained, rinsed

  • 1/4 cup chopped romaine lettuce

  • 2 tablespoons corn

  • 2 tablespoons shredded Mexican cheese blend

  • 4 yellow cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 2 small whole wheat tortillas

  • Sour Cream and/or Salsa (only if your kids prefer their tacos with this)

Assemble the taco ingredients (meat, veggies, cheese) into the 3 equal-sized compartments, the sour cream or salsa in the smallest compartment, and the tortillas in the biggest compartment of the bento lunch box.


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Sunshine Sandwich Bento Box

Even if your kid is a sandwich-lovin’ one, that doesn’t mean they’ll enjoy eating PB&Js in school on a daily basis. Crank up your sandwich game by making this bright and sunny sandwich bento lunch meal so you’re sure they’ll not only have fun eating in school; but also, they’ll get all the right nutrients they need to be fueled up for the day!

You’ll Need:

  • Bakery bread, 2-3 slices

  • Cheese slices, sliced using sunshine-shaped cookie cutters

  • Turkey ham, bacon, or any deli slice

  • Carrots and cucumbers, sliced into sticks

  • Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing (whichever dipping sauce your kid prefers)

  • Melons and strawberries, sliced

Arrange the bread slices in the biggest compartment of the bento lunch box, with the sun-shaped cheese slices as designs on top of the bread. Roll up the turkey ham and carefully place them in one compartment. Assemble veggie sticks in another compartment while placing the dipping sauce in the smallest central compartment. Place the fruits in the last compartment for their dessert.


With 5 compartments, the California Home Goods Kids Bento Lunch Box will definitely help you give a more healthy variety of complete lunch meals for your active school-goers. Just an additional tip: every Sunday, sit down and plan the lunch meals with your kids. In this way, you won’t have a hard time thinking what combos you have to prepare and at the same time, your kids will get used to making healthy eating choices.

Use this as your guide in mapping out those bento box lunch meals:

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