Are you looking for some fresh packed lunch ideas for your kids? These easy lunch ideas are all quick to put together and with the aid of a few animal bento picks, have the added fun of being zoo themed lunches!
The morning routine can be stressful and whilst I love getting creative with my boys lunches, I don’t have the time to create works of art every day of the week. I love making food art for lunch on special occasions, but the day to day of lunch packing is generally much simpler.
I do still love to add fun their lunches though, but I mostly do this by adding bento picks and cupcake rings or picks – it only takes a few seconds and is enough to make them smile when they open their lunch boxes at school! You can see what I’m packing for my boys on a day to day basis over on the Eats Amazing Instagram page – I try to share their lunches in my Instagram stories each day.
These five zoo themed packed lunch ideas will help you keep things interesting with minimal effort – win win all round! They are all real lunches that I have packed for my boys over the last few years, so they are all tried and tested too.
Packed Lunch 1 – Tuna & Pitta Bread Sticks
Lettuce leaf full of tuna mayonnaise, toasted pitta bread sticks to dip, crinkle cut cucumber slices, clementine segments with blueberries, frozen yogurt bites (these are usually still semi-frozen but soft enough to eat at lunch time) and dried cranberries. Packed in the Yumbox classic bento box and decorated with animal bento picks.
Packed Lunch 2 – A Rainbow of Leftover Nibbles
Leftover cooked new potatoes, carrot slices, leftover roast chicken, blueberries, raspberries and a mini Babybel cheese. Packed in the Polar Gear Bento Box, with silicone cups to hold and separate foods and animal bento forks to decorate.
Packed Lunch 3 – Chicken Tikka & Crunchy Veg
Chicken tikka chunks, carrot slices & baby cucumber, mixed fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries & blueberries), natural yogurt topped with desiccated coconut, Organix puffcorn and Organix crispy bar (sliced). Packed in the Yumbox classic bento box and decorated with animal bento picks and a monkey cupcake ring.
Packed Lunch 4 – Sandwiches & Snack
Ham sandwiches on wholemeal bread, an apple, baby carrots, baby cucumber and a Babybel cheese, packed in the Happy Jackson Lunch Box, with animal fork picks and zoo cupcake rings to decorate. For snack time – giant pretzels, strawberries and black grapes, packed in the Goodbyn divided snack box and decorated with a lion cupcake pick.
Packed Lunch 5
Tortilla wraps with houmous & ham, cucumber & red pepper sticks, Mini babybel cheese, black grapes & raspberries and raisins. Packed in the Yumbox classic bento box and decorated with cute animal bento picks.
I hope you found this post useful – for more packed lunch inspiration, head over to the creative bento lunches section here on the Eats Amazing blog where you’ll find over 450 fun packed lunch ideas, enough to keep you going all the year around!
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