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Back to School Bento Box Lunches


Back to School Bento Box Lunches

The day is finally here. We’ve been working towards this day from the time he started preschool. Our oldest is off to his senior year of high school!


There are a lot of emotions with that, but I know he will have a great year! Our kids are active and involved in sports. It’s important to me to make sure their bodies are fueled well. Our kids eat school lunch some days, but most days they prefer to pack their own lunches.


The bento box lunch craze started a few years ago. So, if your kids get sick of the same things every day, these are a great option! There are so many different, healthy items you can put in these boxes. My only issue is that with growing sports players, they don’t always provide enough spaces! Haha! But, for younger kids, these are excellent! I will pack their main lunch in these little boxes. The one pictured above I picked up at Aldi and it expands! It’s awesome and when they’re done, it collapses to take up less space.


So, what do we put in our boxes? Here’s some ideas to get you started! If your child has access to a microwave, your options increase (mini pizzas anyone?). But, if they don’t, these options below are a great starting point!

  1. Sandwiches

  2. Fruit

  3. Veggies/dip

  4. Sliced summer sausage

  5. Sliced cheese

  6. Crackers

  7. Hard boiled eggs (of course!)

  8. Nuts/seeds

  9. Small cookies

  10. Lettuce salad

  11. Granola bites

  12. Raisins

  13. Trail mix

  14. Protein balls

  15. Jell-O cubes

  16. Pickles

  17. String cheese

  18. Tortilla rollups

  19. Lettuce wraps

  20. Pasta salad

These are just some fun ideas we like to put in our boxes. I always make sure they have enough protein! After that, I’m not too picky on what they want to put in them as long as it’s not a bunch of junk. Treats are always okay if they’re not the majority!


Anyway, I hope you and your family have an incredible school year! We’re raising the next generation and what an exciting one it will be!


Until next time,


–The Wing Lady



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