The Best Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Kids: Fun, Nutritious, and Delicious!

Do you want to make sure your child has a nutritious and delicious lunch every day? If so, you should consider packing their lunch in a bento box! Bento boxes are a great way to pack a variety of different foods into one container. They are also fun and colorful, which will make your child excited to eat their lunch. Packed with protein, veggies, and whole grains, these bento boxes are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Plus, they're easy to make ahead of time and can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.

 In this blog post, we will provide you with some tips on how to pack the best bento box lunch for your child! These bento box ideas will give you some inspiration on where to start in making the coolest packed lunches ever!

Keep It Simple & Basic

A bento box is wonderful because you can cut up practically anything into adorable shapes and the kids won't even notice that it isn't sophisticated, premade food. Make a list of their preferred meats, fruits, vegetables, and carbs, and then choose a few from each group to create a perfectly balanced lunch that requires almost no preparation.

Cut-out forms


If you believe that assembling a bento box requires a lot of work, all you have to do is get some cookie cutters. Kids love food in creative shapes, and if you present it like a flower, you might even persuade them to try something new.

Animal Bento


Dino Bento

How lovely is the dinosaur egg in the nest of pretzels, complete with polka dots? With a dino bread cutter and some quick, spiky lunch meat cuts, making the dinosaur sandwiches is actually rather simple. 

Monkey Bento

Make a delicious rice meal with this cute monkey! It's a great way to make your kids eat vegetables! Bet, they will enjoy this whole pack! 

Owl Bento

 Please send someone to pack our lunch for us, Even though these owls are almost too adorable to eat, your youngsters won't have any trouble gobbling them up!

Piggy Bento

Cuteness overload! With this cute pink rice meal, get ready for some egg rolls! Satisfy your kids with a big lunch! 

Waffle Mouse Bento

The newest, hippest sandwich on the block is undoubtedly waffles dip in a sweet chocolate!  Breakfast for lunch is a favorite of many people.

Teddy Bear Bento

This adorable bread and cookie teddy bear may be put together with chocolate chip details to serve as dessert. Stack fresh fruits and vegetables!

Halloween Bento

Halloween is quickly approaching! We adore this creepy-cute concept!

Extra tips!

Here are some of our favorite bento box lunch ideas for kids:

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches: Swap out the boring old PB&J for a fun and festive PB&J sandwich! Cut the crusts off of two slices of bread, then use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes in the bread. Spread peanut butter and jelly on one slice of bread, then top with the other slice.

Ham and cheese rolls: These ham and cheese rolls are a favorite in our house! Simply spread some mayo or mustard on a whole wheat tortilla, then top with thinly sliced ham and shredded cheese. Roll it up, then slice into bite-sized pieces.

Veggie wraps: These veggie wraps are a great way to sneak some extra veggies into your child's diet. Simply spread a whole wheat tortilla with cream cheese, then top with shredded carrots, cucumber slices, and chopped lettuce. Roll it up, then slice into bite-sized pieces.

Fruit kabobs: These fruit kabobs are a fun and healthy way to enjoy fresh fruit! Simply thread some grapes, strawberries, and bananas onto skewers, then dip in melted chocolate. Let them cool in the fridge until the chocolate has hardened, then enjoy!

Do you have a favorite bento box lunch idea? Share it with us in the comments below!


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