Bento boxes are an awesome way to pack a mix of nutritious foods together in one lunch box—and the options for what to pack is almost endless!
Making a batch of Spinach Egg Muffins ahead and packing them in lunches through the week (including your own!) is an easy way to get ahead.
Pick up some pre-made falafel at the store (in the prepared foods aisle or frozen) and add a side of cucumber sauce for a fun lunch option.
Pair with crackers, cheddar cheese, and watermelon. Add another simple side like yogurt if the kids are typically hungrier.
If the kids are tired of pb&j, try a jam sandwich. Add some protein with defrosted edamame beans (which are naturally a little sweet!), strawberries, and a side of fruit leather.
Muffin lunches are so darn easy since you can make them ahead and simply throw them into a lunch box right before leaving. Here, I have them shown with baby carrots and applesauce.
Tip: If your child eats lunch at preschool or daycare, ask for feedback from their teacher about how much they’re eating and any issues they’re having.
Tip: Adjust the portions based on your child’s normal appetite. Visit the blog for even more bento box ideas and tips!