Are you searching for new ways to make your child’s school lunches healthier and fun for this upcoming school year? Look no further! These Back-to-School Bento Box Lunches Ideas are bound to have your kids only asking to have one every day once they’ve had a taste of these during lunchtime! But what is a Bento Box? The word Bento (弁当 bentō) signifies “convenient”, as it is indeed a convenient single portion on-the-go style, or even a home meal, originating from traditional Japanese cuisine.
Bento Boxes usually consist of meat and/or fish, regular white rice, and pickled or cooked vegetables packed into any box-sized container. They can come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, and can nowadays even be found as a ready-to-go meal in some supermarkets or convenience stores.
What makes Bento Boxes so special, however, is that Japanese homemakers can often be found dedicating precious time and energy to carefully prepare and ornately decorate the boxes to make the meals much more special for their spouse, children, or even themselves. Meals can even be intricately designed to look like animals, people, buildings, or even monuments! Honestly, what kid wouldn’t get excited at the mere thought of eating a sandwich shaped like a fish or a cute bear at school?
Whilst Bento Boxes can be time-consuming to prepare, the effort will have been well worth it once your child comes home from school well-fed with an empty lunch box! Spruce up your child’s lunches in a healthy way this school year with the use of Bento Boxes!
Back-to-School Bento Box Ideas
- Healthy School Lunch Bento Box Bear
- Chicken Taco Bento Box Lunch with Printable Lunchbox Notes
- Fish Bento Box lunch
- Back-to-School Bento Box Lunch Ideas
- Lunch Box Cubes
- Pepperoni Pizza Bento
- Initial Letter Bento Lunchbox Ideas
What type of food do you like to put in your child’s bento lunch box?
Lunch Box Jokes Printables
Put a smile on your child’s face by placing a joke in his/her lunch box! To print the PDF, simply click on the photo below!
I really like the fish bento. So cute.
Cute and creative lunch boxes!
All very nice but my favourite is the bear, adorable 🙂
I love the ideas in these lunch boxes. They are sure to please.
Not something that I would do, but a lot of great ideas!
I love how pretty and creative these ideas are. But to be frank, I barely have enough time to make healthy lunches, let alone do cut outs and make things pretty. But I do love these ideas and anyone who is able to execute this on a regular basis, is awesome!
I’m a single mom and I just love my 6 year old daughter to pieces, I’m gonna print these to surprise her. Great post.
These are such adorable ideas! My fave is the fish bento.
Cute jokes! These will be a fun addition to the lunchboxes!
It’s no wonder people love Bento boxes, they’re so much fun. I love these ideas.
The chicken taco bento box lunch would be my kids’ favorite! With making their lunches every day I am excited by new & fresh ideas so it’s never boring for them!
Awesome lunch ideas! So cute too 🙂 Thank you!
I love the fish bento box idea. So cute.
Wow,what creative ways to pack lunches will be telling my niece about these she has young girls!
There’s some great ideas here especially when kids get sick of eating the same thing
These are fun ideas for lunch boxes