I’ve got quite a lot of bento lunch photos sitting on my laptop at the moment, so today I’m going to share a whole week of healthy bento lunch ideas for kids. When I was picking out the bento lunches that I wanted to share, I tried to find a common theme, so today’s lunches are all full of fun eyes! I also picked out lunches that were packed in 5 different bento boxes, as a way to show that whatever bento box you have, you can always make a fun lunch!
These are all quick and easy lunch ideas that took just minutes to throw together – for most of them the fun part came from the bento food picks and other bento accessories that I quickly threw in to decorate them. Making bento lunches really doesn’t have to take much time or effort at all!
Lunch 1 – packed in our Polar Gear bento box: Bread roll filled with houmous and ham, baby carrots in a lettuce silicone cup, Babybel cheese in a silicone cup with a face cut from the wax (using one of our new CuteZCute mini vegetable cutters) and decorated with a hat bento pick, melon slices and blueberries, all decorated with fun eye food picks.
Lunch 2 – packed in our Munchkin bento box: Cheese scone split and filled with butter, then topped with eye food picks and a hat bento pick, mini ham sandwiches, shaped and stamped with our mini bento cutter and stamp set, raw sugar snap peas, cucumber slices and red grapes, also topped with fun eye food picks.
Lunch 3 – packed in our Yumbox Panino – sesame seed bagel, filled with roast chicken slices, mayo and lettuce, crinkle cut cucumber slices in a lettuce silicone cup, topped with a hat bento pick and eye bento picks, mini cheddar crackers, blueberries and cherries, also topped with fun eye bento picks.
Lunch 4 – packed in our Laptop Lunches bento box: Wholewheat crackers with a mini garlic cheese portion, roast chicken slices, rolled and popped into a fun sheep silicone cup, raspberries with blueberries in the middle, cucumber slices, a whole mini pepper decorated with eye food picks and some organic blueberry yoghurt topped with homemade icing eyes.
Lunch 5 – packed in our blue Yumbox classic: Homemade pizza whirl rolls (I made a batch of these using leftover dough from homemade pizza and once cooked popped them in the freezer for future lunches) topped with fun eye food picks, ham, rolled and skewered on duck bento picks, raw yellow pepper and cucumber topped with a couple of mini animal fork picks, and red and green grapes topped with funny little people bento picks. As it was a Friday, I finished this lunch off with a few mini Haribo sweets in the treat well.
I hope you can see from the above that making fun bento lunches doesn’t have to be a time consuming task – all you need to do is throw some food in a bento box and top with a few food picks! It’s easy peasy, I promise!