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Easy Bento  Lunch Box Ideas

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.

Egg Muffins

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.

Falafel Lunch

Pair with crackers, cheddar cheese, and watermelon. Add another simple side like yogurt if the kids are typically hungrier.

Hummus and Crackers

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.

Jam Sandwich

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.

Blueberry Muffin

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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.

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Tip: Adjust the portions based on your child’s normal appetite. Visit the blog for even more bento box ideas and tips!