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Bento School Lunches


I love making bento school lunches for my girls. I call them Lovable Lunches because I love making them and my girls love eating them.

I find that people are often overwhelmed with the idea of making bento school lunches. Bento lunches don’t need to be full of fancy foods or made to look like special characters.

Today’s lunch is a simple lunch. I want to show you all how easy it is to make them.


Today’s lunch consists of:

  • A bologna sandwich made with lettuce and mayonnaise cut in half lengthwise
  • a peeled mandarin orange placed in a silicone muffin cup
  • a sliced kiwi (cut using a circle cookie cutter because that is easier than peeling it)
  • coleslaw
  • mini crackers
  • cheese slices (again I used a cookie cutter)

That’s it. The coleslaw is out of a package and all I had to do was add dressing. Easy.


I like that the bento school lunches are packed tightly together. I also like that my girls don’t have to worry about cleaning up any garbage. We love having a litter less lunch!

Most of the time I try to pack healthy lunches without processed food, but once in a while my kids enjoy a bologna sandwich, and I’m ok with that. We as parents just need to try our best!

What did you pack in your kids school lunch today?

Have you ever made bento school lunches?

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kathy downey

Thursday 13th of August 2015

I love the idea of making lunches like this,wow they are great

Debbie White Beattie

Friday 26th of December 2014

You make a beautiful lunch and it's so organized.

Judy C (Judy Cowan)

Friday 27th of December 2013

Love you ideas for lunches and you are so right they don't have to be complicated. Love the lunch containers you have, where did you get them?

Jody @ Mommy Moment

Friday 27th of December 2013

Judy, I use a few different kinds. My favorite ones are the PlanetBox (bought online) and the Rubbermaid Lunch Blox (bought at Walmart).

Tiffany Wilson

Saturday 7th of December 2013

I wish I could be this creative.!

Chandra Christine O'Connor

Saturday 30th of November 2013

I think these containers are so awesome, so nothing gets stale from not being wrapped?

Jody @ Mommy Moment

Saturday 30th of November 2013

Nope, everything is packed and closed and they have never complained about that.