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5 Bento box lunch ideas for girls

Corey Valley has worn many hats; teacher, counselor, stay-at-home mom and foodie. She loves to make meals fun by incorporating new and interesting foods into bento boxes for her daughters. Her blog Family Fresh Meals includes step-by-ste...

Fun and girly lunch box ideas

Bento boxes are a great way to make lunch interesting and exciting for kids. They will bring a smile to your child's face and entice them to try new foods. When composing a bento box lunch, remember to include a variety of textures, colors and food groups. Here are five fun bento box ideas that any girl would love.
1

Butterfly Lunch

Packed in an Easy Lunchbox

Butterfly bento box

This lunch contains peanut butter roll-ups and grape skewers, snack mix, cucumber slices , blueberries and an orange.

2

Flower Power

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Flower Power bento box

This lunch contains cheese, crackers, strawberries, grapes, carrots and celery.

3

DIY Bagel Pizza Kit

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DIY Bagel Pizza

For this bento, there is a mini bagel, small container of pizza sauce, mini turkey pepperoni, shredded cheese and diced apples. Kids will have fun building their own bagel pizza for lunch!

4

I Heart You

Packed in a Planet Box

I Heart Your bento box

This lunch has a heart-shaped jelly sandwich, with a mini-heart cut out and filled with sprinkles. In the smaller compartments are heart kiwi and blueberries, graham cracker cookies, carrots and a heart container of dressing for dipping.

5

Princess Power

Packed in an Easy Lunchbox

Princess Power

For this bento box, there is a princess crown sandwich, crown-shaped cucumbers, fruit leather, yogurt and a fruit salad.

Bento tip

Silicone muffin cups, food picks and cookie cutters are the perfect tools to help you bring a bento lunch to life. These cheap tools can be purchased at most major grocery stores.

More family-friendly meal ideas

Family dinner night: Individual pizzas
Family dinner night: Chili bar with hot dogs
Family dinner night: Baked potato bar

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