Saturday Morning Roundup – Bento Lunch Ideas


What is a Bento Lunch?? -you may be asking yourself

A Bento Lunch is one that is compact, balanced, and usually visually appealing. To me, it’s a fun way to get your kids more excited about taking lunch to school.

Skip the brown bag, and opt for a more eco-friendly lunch tote. I am also extremely excited to ditch the plastic baggies!

Hello money saver!

I just bought my kids their own package of Easy Lunch Boxes 3-compartment Bento Lunch Box totes off Amazon.

I also purchased the same brand (Easy Lunch Boxes) Insulated Lunch Box Cooler Bag that fits the totes. They come in a variety of colors.

Ok, so now that you have the gear… you might be looking for some inspiration??

Well you’re in luck!  For this Saturday Morning Roundup I have searched for some sweet Bento Lunch ideas all over the web, and there are SEVERAL. Here are some of my favorites…

**I highly, highly encourage you to click through to these wonderful blogs, or photo galleries I have listed here. Some of them are blogs that are strictly dedicated to Bento Lunches! So many great ideas out of these talented peeps.**

Olympic Bento Lunch Box

Gluten Free Mac & Cheese Bento

Chicken Nugget Bento

Berry Good Bento

Snack Bento with a fun Kid treat

O.W.L. Camp Bento

Flower Bento Lunch

Feelin’ Foxy Bento Lunch

Mini Quiche Bento Lunch

Fresh and Fruity Bento Lunch

So as you can see, these lunches are simple, and definitely kid friendly. Some can have loads of flair, and some can just be left over dinner arranged in a new fashion.

Either way, I get to save some money, and call it eco-friendly all at the same time.


Do you have a Bento Lunch you want to share?? I would love to see it!


  1. These are great. I love Bento boxes and so does my 5 year old. She will love the chicke nugget bento. :)

  2. Love the bentos … Happy Saturday :-)

  3. Great ideas!

  4. My kids would go CRAZY over this post. they have been begging for bento boxes this year instead of lunch boxes.

  5. Thanks for sharing my bento. Love your roundup!

  6. Shawn, I absolutely adore this idea. What a great way to make lunch fun (and all the other kids jealous)!

  7. such adorable lunches! wishing my kiddos weren’t so picky!!! 😉

  8. It’s a waste of food. Shame on any mom that tries to make other kids “jealous” over food.

  9. I think it is more advisable for moms to prepare pack lunch for kids. This way you will know that they are still eating healthy food when they are out of the house.

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