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Best Ever Bento Lunch Box Ideas

Bento lunch boxes are super hugely popular at the moment! And it’s no real surprise given that they’re a great way to get your kids excited about eating a wide variety of foods that also look amazing! Bento lunch boxes should be colourful, attractive and have a variety of flavours, food groups and textures. There is absolutely nothing boring about a bento lunch box! Let’s take a look at the best bento lunch box ideas going around (and you can totally guarantee that these will come home empty after school!)….

No child will be able to resist these cute-as-a-button animal bento lunch boxes. Yep, we know… it’s lunchbox inspiration overload! Click here to find out how to make these yummy lunch box ideas.

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Who could resist a mid-morning snack that looks as delicious as this? Strawberries, grapes, crackers and cheese are a great energy booster!

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Cookie cutters are an essential item when preparing a great bento lunch box. These heart shaped fruit and vegetable pieces will be gone in no time at all!

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And who would have ever thought a plain old sandwich could look so appetising?!

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Birthdays are way more fun when a bento lunch box is involved! Just imagine your little ones excitement when they open up their lunchbox to find all of these birthday treats.

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Kid-friendly forks and spoons make eating sticky foods a breeze! These plastic ones are great as they can be used over and over again.
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Pop a couple of silicone cups or plastic containers into your child’s lunchbox – they make cute and useful food dividers! Yep, that means no more food getting all yucky and smooshed together after a few hours sitting in a school bag.

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Make your bento box into a fun jigsaw activity… whoever said you shouldn’t play with your food? Just don’t be surprised if lunchtime goes for a looooong time when these fun little bites are involved!

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Or how about making a bento box that’s fit for a little pirate! This is just the cutest idea ever!

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Bento lunch boxes are the perfect way to unleash your inner child and let your imagination run wild! Each day is new and exciting when a bento lunch box is involved. Best of all, you’ll never have to see an unfinished lunch box come home from school again!

Lucy Mathieson

Lucy Mathieson

Lucy is a trained primary school teacher with a passion for baking. Lucy began her blog, Bake Play Smile, in 2013 and it has since grown into one of Australia’s most recognised food blogs. Bake Play Smile is all about fun, food and happiness. Lucy’s recipes have earned national acclaim through a number of awards and publications. She was a winner of the 2015 Best Recipes ‘Home Cook Hero’ competition in Super Food Ideas magazine, a Top 5 Finalist for the 2014 Mamamia Food Blogger Competition, a Top 5 Food Blogger on Every Recipe, and a Kidspot “Voices of 2014″ nominee.

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