25 Genius Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Your Kids

25 Genius Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Your Kids


Are you tired of packing the same for lunch at school? Do not worry, the bento box is here! We've put together 25 different bento box ideas for you to improve your child's school lunch. But let's face it, these ideas for lunch could work for adults! Who says they have to be exclusively for children? These bento lunchbox ideas can easily be prepared before work!

What is a bento box?

The bento box is from Japan. It's a concept in which you prepare a portion in a reusable container. While Japanese bento boxes are usually full of Japanese cuisine, the concept of wrapping the perfect single-serve luncheon lunch has taken the Internet by storm. Plus, you can easily pack an eco-friendly lunch for your child without wasting so many plastic bags to pack all the snacks.

If you're in the market for a bento lunch box, we've used the eco-friendly stainless steel Bento lunch box from PLANETBOX Rover for our bento box recipes. It comes with small containers that fit perfectly in the bento box compartments, as well as a lunch box that fits into the bento box.

Here you will find 25 original ideas for Bento lunch boxes, which you can pack even in the hectic morning hours.

Mini pizza bento box
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Kids are a big fan of leftover pizza! To prepare these, cut an English muffin and spread some pizza sauce on each half. Sprinkle with a little mozzarella. If your child is a fan of spices and flavors, add some Italian spice as well. Bake in the oven at 400 ° C for about 10 minutes. Prepare a few and store them for the week in a container in the fridge! Pair with some apple slices, cherry tomatoes and a fruit and nut bar (we like larabars).

Turkey and cheese sandwich Bento box
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If your child is not fed up with a classic turkey and cheese sandwich, make it the main event! Combine it with a few fun things to nibble on, such as carrot sticks, strawberries and a few vegetable sticks or puff snacks. Hippeas are a great option!

Chicken Wrap Bento Box
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Wrap cooked chicken, cucumber cubes (or other green like salad) and a dash of ranch dressing in tortilla or sandwich wrap. Add some extra snacks like cucumber slices, grapes and sweet potato crackers.

Cheese and crackers bento box
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Why waste money on a few packets of lunchables if you can make your own much cheaper at home? Slice the cheese and add crackers to the bento box. Add some celery stalks and a pack of ranch dip for a fun side. And if you have a sweet tooth, treat them with some chocolate chips!

Ham and cheese roll up the bento box
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Skip the bread this week and roll some mozzarella pies around slices of ham! Pair with celery stalks with nut (or seed) butter and add several other snacks to round off the meal. Annie & # 39; s offers a large selection of kids-sized snacks that you can easily throw in a bento lunchbox.

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hard-boiled egg Bento box
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Maybe not all kids are a fan of hard-boiled eggs for lunch, but if your child loves them, they are a simple and satisfying lunch that will allow you to cook your kids in minutes. Combine it with additional vegetables such as paprika and cucumber slices and a cereal or goiter such as Nature's Bakery.

hummus plump bento box
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Kids love to dive! Throw in some pages that can easily be dipped in a pack of hummus. Pretzels, carrot sticks and cucumber slices can easily be thrown together for this mini bento box plate. If you want, you can treat yourself to something good, like a small UNREAL almond butter cup!

Chicken Nuggets Bento Box
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Similar to the hummus plate, you can also make a ranch dip plate! You can dip the chicken nuggets, pretzels and carrot sticks into a pack of ranch (or another sauce your child likes). Add a little treat for fun! You can buy frozen chicken nuggets and make them like this Kidfresh Super Duper chicken nuggets for the week.

Mini pancakes Bento Box
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Breakfast for lunch? We are so in it! Combine some pancakes with peanut butter to get extra protein, and some fruits like strawberries and grapes with a small cheese to complete the meal. If you do not feel like making a lot of mini pancakes for the week, you can just buy them frozen.

Waffle ladle Bento box
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Is your child more like a waffle fan than a pancake? Toast two Kidfresh Blueberry Waffles and cut into strips to dip. Add two hard-boiled eggs for protein and one side of strawberries. Or you can get creative with your waffle maker and make homemade waffles for the week!

grilled cheese bento box
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Who says you need to eat a grilled cheese warm? They are still delicious and crispy cold, making them a great option for a bento lunch bag for kids. To prepare the grilled cheese, add two or three slices of cheese between two slices of bread and then spread butter or mayo on the outside. Put in a hot pan and roast on each side for about 3 minutes. Pair with some fruits (like blueberries), cucumber slices and a fun snack like popcorn!

Cheese quesadilla bento box
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Similar to the grilled cheese, you can also prepare a few quesadillas for the week! For the cheese quesadilla, take a large soft taco tortilla and add taco cheese. Fold in half and add to a heated pan. Roast on each side for about 3 minutes, or until the cheese starts to melt before being turned over. Add guacamole and salsa for immersion. You can also dip the pepper slices and sweet potato crackers into guacamole and salsa.

Nut Butter Sandwich Bento Box
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Peanut butter and bread make the simplest sandwich ever, and children love it! If your school has strict allergen guidelines, you can always substitute the nut butters for some seed butter. Add some cheese sticks (or babybel cheese), pea chips, carrot sticks and a chocolate treat.

Hot dog bento box
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Drop the bun and let the kids dip the hot dog into their favorite sauce – like ketchup! Add some cheese whisps for a crunchy snack and some cucumber slices. Surprise her with a fun treat like a LuckyBar Chocolate Campfire Protein Bar!

Nut butter and hazelnut cream sandwich Bento box
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Instead of surprising your child with chocolate chips, add some chocolate hazelnut spread to your nut butter sandwich! Pair with some salty pretzels, cucumber slices and dried fruits.

Cheese Pasta Bento Box
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Is your child fed up with sandwiches? Turn it off with a cold pasta salad! This one is super easy to do. Simply slice some mozzarella and mix with boiled noodles and a little olive oil. Add cherry tomatoes, apple slices and a crunchy snack.

Peanut Butter Cracker Bento Box
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Skip the purchase of peanut butter crackers in individual packaging and make your own! Sprinkle some peanut butter on a cracker and make some mini sandwiches. At the end of the meal add sliced ​​peppers, sliced ​​bananas, a spread cheese and a chocolate treat – like peanut butter cups!

Hummus wrap Bento box
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Do you have a little vegetarian in your hands? Make a hummus wrapper for them. In a tortilla, spread some hummus and cucumber strips and some feta (if your child likes it). Combine with sliced ​​paprika, salty pretzels and a cheese stick.

Nut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Bento Box
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You can not go wrong with a classic PB & J! Pair with some cheese crackers, blueberries, pea chips and a little chocolate treat.

Yogurt parfait Bento Box
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Do you have a child who loves yogurt? It's a great option for lunch. Let yourself be pampered by a mini-yogurt parfait with vanilla yoghurt, blueberries, strawberries and some mini-muesli snacks such as Made Good's. Compare the sweet lunch with a salty snack like popcorn.

Cheesy Chicken Pasta Bento Box
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Another variant of child-friendly pasta! These noodles are easy to pour together: cooked noodles, cooked chicken, oil and a nice pinch of Parmesan cheese. Prepare a huge pot and store it in the fridge so that your children can easily prepare lunch the night before. Add some pea chips, cherry tomatoes and apple slices for the rest of the meal.

Chicken Nugget Dunker Bento Box
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Kids love their chicken nuggets! These chicken nugget dunkers can be combined with any dip sauce that your child loves. Add a fruit, some sweet potato crackers and a cream cheese.

Chicken Sandwich Bento Box
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Skip the deli meat this week and cook some chicken breast instead! To prepare this chicken sandwich, spread some mayonnaise, chicken breast and a few slices of cheese over it. If your child is not a fan of Mayo, you can always add a ranch or just let it eat! Pair with some celery and nut butter for dipping, cheese crackers and grapes.

Cinnamon yoghurt ladle Bento box
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Another Dipper Bento box! Make some cinnamon yoghurt by sprinkling cinnamon in vanilla yoghurt. Slice some apples for dipping and add some pretzels and strawberries. Chocolate chips are a great snack as they could always be thrown into the yogurt if they would rather eat it with a spoon.

Mac and cheese bento box
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That's right – mac and cheese for lunch! Prepare a box of Mac and cheese. Annie's Classic Macaroni & Cheese, and add some sliced ​​hot dog for added protein. This lunch will probably taste great for your child, but if it's still hungry, add some extras! Celery sticks, grapes and snap pea chips are lighter snacks that can be combined with a heartier entree.

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