Packing lunches can feel like such a chore sometimes, even if, like me, you enjoy the hobby of making creative bento lunches! When inspiration is low and time is short I tend to keep things very simple and easy and use a few favourite little tricks to keep the lunches fun with minimal effort. Today’s tip for super fast fun packed lunches is to add eyes! Eyes are the best, you just need a pack of eye bento picks or some eyeball cupcake rings and you’ve got the tools to turn even the most plain and boring packed lunch into a fun monster themed lunch in just a matter of seconds!
This is a simple trick that I employ often, so it’s no surprise that I found tons of these simple monster lunches among my unsorted lunch pictures when I was going through them recently. I’m sharing a whole week of these fun but easy monster lunches in today’s post, hopefully I can provide a bit of simple lunch packing inspiration to help get you through the last few weeks of the school year!
Monster Lunch 1
In this lunch: mini pitta breads (check out my easy homemade pitta bread recipe here), split, filled with cream cheese and sliced ham and topped with eye bento picks to decorate, a baby yellow pepper, raw carrot slices, red grapes and blueberries decorated with animal bento picks and some dried banana chips. This lunch was packed in our blue Yumbox Panino lunch box.
Monster Lunch 2
In this lunch: ham and houmous sandwiches on seeded bread, topped with eyeball cupcake rings, an orange mini pepper, crinkle cut cucumber slices, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries in jumbo silicone cups. This lunch was packed in our Goodbyn Bynto bento box and decorated with a grass silicone divider, leaf silicone dividers and mini animal bento forks.
Monster Lunch 3
In this lunch: brioche rolls filled with roast beef and topped with eyeball cupcake picks, leftover corn on the cop topped with a fun mustache pick, cucumber slices, sliced baby orange pepper, orange slices topped with a fun eyes bento pick and party hat cupcake pick. This lunch was packed in our Boon Trunk Snack Box (check out my review of the Boon Trunk Snack Box here).
Monster Lunch 4
In this lunch: wholemeal tortilla wrap filled with mayo, ham and lettuce, rolled, sliced and topped with fun eyeball bento picks, crinkle cut cucumber slices topped with a monster cupcake ring, coconut yoghurt, clementine segments and blueberries topped with a robot cupcake ring and to finish off some dried apricots. This lunch was packed in our Yumbox Classic bento box.
Monster Lunch 5
In this lunch: hot dog rolls split, filled with cheddar cheese and decorated with eyeball bento picks and bone bento picks for arms, raw sugar snap peas and orange pepper slices decorated with a cute monster cupcake ring, strawberries and blueberries topped with cute little people picks and freeze fried apple chunks. This lunch was packed in our blue Yumbox Panino bento box.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my simple monster lunches, do you have any tricks to make lunches fun without too much effort?
Some of the items used to create these lunches:
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