Bento Box Ideas / Lunch Ideas For Kids

4:26 PM

Kids are in school 9 hours per day for 5 days a week, and this makes it difficult to monitor their food intake. We are not sure if they are eating the right amount or the right kinds food. As parents, we want to make sure that they are eating healthy and balanced diet even when they are at school.  By making fun and colorful bento boxes, it makes it easier to introduce healthy food for your preschooler and graders. These cute and colorful food presentation are enticing for the little kids.

Left: Lunch | Right: Snacks


Before jumping into our food ideas, here are the tools we are going to need:

  • Spill-proof Food Containers: Make sure that kids can easily open these containers without assistance. Let them practice locking and opening their lunchboxes at home.
  • Silicone Cups: to separate food items
  • Food Picks: for small food items such as fruits or cheese
  • Food Molder (optional): this is used to mold and shape food items such as bread or rice


Being an artist is not a requirement in creating bento boxes. Make your meal prep fast and easy by choosing colorful and bright ingredients to incorporate in your child's lunch. Choose colorful ingredients that can easily be found in a Rainbow, such as purple for ube, yellow for mango, brown for chicken, orange for orange, green for broccoli and etc.  Since Phillipines is rich in indigenous & colorful fruits and veggies, you can easily come up with rainbow colored bento boxes for your little ones. Your imagination is your limit!


Bento box is a fun way to introduce healthy food to your picky eater. Since it's already #backtoschool season, I've decided to show you some of my newbie bento creations last school year 2018-2019. Here are some lunch ideas your kids will love!


Chicken wrap: Chicken leftovers and cucumber wrapped in soft tortilla wrap. 

Top: Chicken Sandwich, grapes and biscuits for snack | Bottom: Onigiri Rice and pork sinigang for lunch

Snacks: ham and cheese wrap + sweet corn

Top: Nutella sandwich + orange + wafer | Bottom: stir-fry rice, fried chicken, and chorizo

Top: Homemade burger | Bottom: Rice + Ginisang kangkong at kalabasa

top: (snacks) orange + chicken sandwich + wafer sticks | bottom: (lunch) rice + fried bangus + cucumber
I am looking forward in making more bento boxes this year. How about you?

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