Pack A Bento Box Easily

Pack A Bento Box Easily

Silicone Bento Box Lunch Box Ideas

Sending a packed lunched with your child(ren) every school day can become daunting! I find packing lunches with the basic idea shown below, makes it super easy - taking the guess work out of it. Planning what to snag at the grocery store becomes easier too! 


My biggest tips:

  • While cooking dinner, cut up extra veggies and add to your bento box for the next day!
  • Do you have any leftovers that would work?
  • Put popcorn and crackers in bento box morning of. No matter the lunch/bento box, they'll sock up the moisture from being in the fridge. 


Pack a Silicone Bento Box Lunch Box Ideas

This diagram shows how I fill compartments to build a packed lunch quickly every time. This can be switched up depending on your child and what you have on hand at the time. 


Veggie Ideas:

-Switch veggies up by seasoning with salt and pepper only, adding a dipping sauce, adding cream cheese and everything bagel seasoning, add food picks to make funny faces.  

  • Cucumbers 
  • Carrots 
  • Bell Peppers
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Celery – add PB as a dip to switch it up
  • Snap Peas
  • Peas
  • Salad
  • Tomatoes (I know it’s a fruit but this is the compartment I add them too)


Middle Compartment Ideas:

  • Yogurt – Add sprinkles or chocolate chips to switch it up
  • Applesauce – Add cinnamon or switch up the color
  • Beef Sticks and Cheese
  • Crackers
  • Corn Puffs
  • Salad
  • Veggie Straws
  • Fruit snack
  • A treat



-You can add 1 type of fruit or add multiple fruits together. Make sure to cut fruit to the appropriate size.

  • Strawberries
  • Kiwi
  • Grapes
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Apple
  • Cutie Oranges – Peel before adding to box


Main Meal

-Sandwiches are quick to make and always a favorite. Switch sandwiches up by using sandwich cutters, food picks, different types of bread. Sourdough, Hawaiian Rolls, Buns, and wraps are all great options!

  • PBH – Peanut butter and honey – Add banana slices to switch it up
  • PBJ – Peanut butter and Jelly
  • Ham/Turkey and cheese – Add apple slices to switch it up
  • Pizza roll ups
  • Sandwich Fingers – Cut sandwich length wise to create fingers
  • Soup
  • Salad
  • Ham/Turkey , Cheese and Ritz Crackers
  • Leftovers
  • Ham, Apple, Cheese roll ups


If you base all of your bento box ideas off of this, you will be able to build a packed lunch quickly and easily every time! Add cute food picks, hand written notes and fun shapes help keep things fun for both parent and child!



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