Since transitioning into a new school system, we’ve been packing lunch everyday! At the boys’ previous academy lunch was provided and definitely the last thing on my mind… I can’t say that I dreamed of the day, but it’s been a lot easier than I thought. With the move, I know that being able to make lunch and leave special encouraging notes have helped our devleoping routine. After some good Pinterest research I found that bento lunch boxes are the best lunch hack out there! So of course I had to share my favorite bento box lunch ideas and schedules I’ve found so far!
Kai is slightly picky when it comes to lunch and I find that less/bite sized portions seem to suit him best. With that, I’ve had to become resourceful in how to give him a full meal AND make sure he eats it.
What’s a Bento Lunchbox?
Though we’ve seen this style of packing lunch, what exactly is it? Bento lunch boxes are convenient, safe, and fun ways to pack your child a lunch they’ll enjoy eating (via Kangovou). The difference with bento box lunch ideas is these aspects:
- Eco-Friendly food options
- Insultated boxes
- Creative ways to pack food!
- Bento box lunch container materials are safe
Here’s a great round up of bento box lunch ideas!
So below are a few of my go-to Pinterest pins that have helped me tremendously! I hope they’re helpful to you as well, and if you’re on Pinterest let me know! I’m always looking for more friends and boards to glean ideas from.