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Bento Box School Lunch Ideas

Rebekah Parr

When my daughter started preschool, my first concern was: what the heck am I going to pack her for lunch? Well, I quickly got to work.

Here's a sampling of some of the 60 bento box lunch ideas!


All you need for quesadilla triangles is a tortilla and some shredded cheese. I added some diced-up turkey lunchmeat for added protein, but it could not be simpler.


While typically served hot, tortellini are yummy either hot or cold. Make tortellini for dinner and reserve a few for your toddler’s lunch the next day. Easy peasy!


The beauty of a taco bowl is most ingredients are cold anyway, and you can customize it to fit your toddler’s preferences. Rice, beans, avocado, tomato, corn, sour cream, shredded meat, tortillas, tortilla chips...


If you use the Omiebox bento box, it comes with a thermos bowl. Add hot or boiling water to the bowl while you prep the mac & cheese. When the food is done, pour out the hot water and add your mac & cheese.


If it has chocolate in it, chances are it’s a slam dunk for my pickiest eater. These energy balls were a hit, not only in their lunches, but for breakfast and snacks.


Sushi is a great way to get more veggies in your child’s lunch, though I will admit it may not go over well with super picky eaters. But it’s always worth a shot!


Homemade granola is another very simple recipe to make, and it’s so much cheaper (and better tasting) than the store-bought stuff.

Rebekah Parr

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