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Back to School Bento Box Recipe

back to school bento

We can’t believe that Summer is almost over and kids are heading back to school for the Fall! In honor of school rapidly approaching, we’re sharing this yummy packed lunch idea for when you’re stumped on what to send with your kiddo to school. These lunch combinations will give your little ones the nutrition and energy to tackle the day without sacrificing taste. A nutritious lunch truly is a crucial part of every student’s education!
Pack your child’s healthy home-prepared lunch using these fun sandwich containers. Aren’t they cute? They make packing lunches SO easy, especially the night before. Every sandwich container also has a matching water bottle and other coordinating snack accessories so your child can take their favorite character along to school with them. Having a school lunch container with their favorite character makes it especially appealing for children to eat the nutritious lunch you lovingly spent so much time making, and motivates them keep track of their snack containers and water bottles at school too! And you can rest-assured everything from Zak is BPA-free. So, let’s get to packing a healthy lunch. This fun heart-shaped food tutorial will help them feel your love from afar!
Bento Box
First, build a sandwich of your choosing with whole-wheat bread. Use a cookie cutter (we chose heart-shaped) to cut out shapes in the sandwiches.
Next, slice large pieces off of an apple. Use a small (heart-shaped) cookie cutter to cut out pieces from the large apple slices.
Then, slice the stems off of strawberries in a “V”-shape, and slice the strawberries in half the long way to create a heart shape.
Arrange the food in this adorable bento box!
minions bento
If you’re a boy-mom - look! They have Minions too!

Back to School Bento Box Recipe Instructions

Packing a nutritious lunch from home will ensure your little ones have energy to tackle their school day!

Ingredients:

  • Sandwich
  • 1 apple
  • Strawberries
  • Cookie cutter(s) (any shape)

Directions:

  1. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shape(s) in the sandwiches
  2. Slice large 2 or 3 large chunks off of the apple. Use a small (heart-shaped) cookie cutter to cut out pieces from the large apple slices.
  3. Slice the stems off the strawberries in a “V”-shape, then slice the strawberries in half the long way to create a heart shape.
  4. Arrange food in a bento box