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Back to school with healthier lunch box ideas

Use colorful bento boxes to give your children healthy creative school lunches.
Use colorful bento boxes to give your children healthy creative school lunches.
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The perfect, healthy lunch for your kids this school year should include a protein, some fruit, a vegetable, and a small treat -- all in perfect-size portions for kids depending on their age. Containers with individual compartments usually appeal to most kids. (Remember thinking it was awful if your food touched?) A bento box is an excellent choice for packing creative school lunches. Here are some combinations to fill those compartments.

  • Cracker & cream cheese “sandwiches”, grapes, carrots, sunflower seeds, chocolate chips
  • Cheddar cheese squares, raspberries, small container of sunflower kernels, carrots, cereal bar, frosted animal cookies
  • Turkey roll-up, trail mix, orange slices, kiwi slices, fig newton’s
  • Hardboiled egg, carrot sticks, grapes, wheat crackers, vanilla wafers
  • Yogurt cup, blueberries, raspberries, sliced cucumbers, pretzel sticks, banana bread
  • Hummus roll-up, cherry tomatoes, baked chips, craisins, zucchini bread
  • Taco meat, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, tortilla chips, cinnamon graham crackers

Pottery Barn has a great selection of colorful bento boxes to choose from.

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