If you are like me and struggle to come up with variety for school lunches, this is a fun, creative way to make sure you incorporate all food groups in your child’s lunch, without really having to think about it. Get creative and share with us one that your child can’t stop asking for.

Sending home lunches can use a lot of plastic zip lock bags. As we know, 10% of the world’s plastic being used on a day to day basis ends up in what we know and love today as our ocean. This school year, let’s try decreasing our plastic usage by using compartment Tupperware containers. These type of containers happen to be the best for bento boxes.

Here are four different ideas.

Chicken Bento Box

  • Chicken nuggets

  • Carrot/celery sticks

  • Ranch

  • Grapes

  • Celery

Protein Bento Box

  • 2 hard boiled eggs, sliced

  • Pretzels

  • Peanut butter

  • Grapes

  • Almonds

Meat & Cheese Bento Box

  • Small hard salami slices

  • Cheddar cheese slices

  • Ritz crackers

  • Raspberries

  • Blackberries

Pizza Bento Box

  • Mini pizza dough (ready to eat)

  • Pizza sauce

  • Mozzarella cheese

  • Pepperonis

  • Grapes