10 Bento Box Lunch Ideas for kids that they will love to eat!

I’ve attached some links of the bento boxes I bought from Amazon for my various Bento Box Lunch Ideas. These are the ones I really love the best that wash easy in the dishwasher and work well for our daily lunches! As I am an Amazon Affiliate I may receive a small commission on qualifying purchases, thank you in advance for clinking on any of my links, which helps support the blog. 

I am only recommending bento boxes that I bought and actually use in my bento box lunch ideas! You can see them in my pics! I will post a review on bento boxes soon too, as I have bought many and returned the ones that just didn’t work! I have done the legwork! If you haven’t realized by now, I don’t mind experimenting.  

Creating new bento box lunch ideas every day has become a very fun part of my day! She loves to see what I come up with, and Always loves it and east it all. That is what makes me the happiest Mom on earth!

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With Easter coming I knew I wanted to start some Spring Bento Box Lunch Ideas that I could carry into Easter and then continue after as well. Spring is still springing after all! First thing was first, I had to get to Amazon and find some fun shapes for my spring sandwiches! I am loving the ones I got, check out all the fun sandwiches I made so far! 

Now let me show you how I make some fun bento box lunch ideas for kids they will look forward to eating!
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Another Favorite! Spring flower bento box on edible grass!
Spring Easter Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Kids Crustless sandwich shapes theme healthy fast easy meal prep lunchbox jokes
This was a Super Fast Easy lunch that she LOVED! Took me like 6 minutes! AND MADE HER DAY!
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This egg ham sandwich was the best - and look at that, she eats the crust now!
Every day I look forward to creating a new Bento Box lunch idea combo that my daughter will Love! I'll share some of my top snacks and foods to grab easy for fast lunch prep!
Bento box lunch ideas for kids flower crustless sandwich cutout spring healthy theme fun fast easy meal prep lunchbox notes
I also love to add in Lunch Box Joke Notes! These are super cute and you can write a message on the back!

I love this stainless steel lunchbox with individual compartments, with lids, and a top lid to cover it all! I am definitely getting more of these for Back to School Bento Box Lunch Ideas coming soon!

Fast & Easy Foods you can grab for your Bento Box lunch ideas for kids meal prep:

  1. DIY Crustless Sandwich
  2. Granola bars(mini ones are great to throw in Bento Boxes)
  3. Apple
  4. Banana
  5. Grapes
  6. Raspberries
  7. Pretzels
  8. Goldfish
  9. Yogurt covered raisins
  10. Cereal – Don’t underestimate throwing in some in a pinch or for a themed decoration!
  11. Graham crackers (organic bunnies shown here)
  12. UTZ – Seasonal mini pretzel and cheese ball packs are great for lunches, bento boxes, and fun when they have them for each season! 
When I first started making crustless sandwiches for my Bento Box Lunch Ideas I used this set. I still use them even though I have a big collection now! These have 2 sizes in each, wash up well, and make nice sandwiches. The big shapes don't waster very much bread at all! That's another think I like about these ones. The Fun shapes are fun, but they can lose a bit of bread, but they are so worth it!
Bento box lunch ideas for kids flower crustless sandwich cutout spring healthy theme fun fast easy meal prep lunchbox notes
Back when I started a year ago, these were the first crustless sandwich makers I got. Here I did PB & crushed raspberries. Healthier and she loves it in lieu of jelly!
Bento box lunch ideas for kids flower crustless sandwich cutout spring healthy theme fun fast easy meal prep lunchbox notes
We made a little UFO sandwich! She loves "mommy bento box lunch prep time"!

Here are some Tips on how to Make your DIY Crustless Sandwich for your Bento Box Lunch Ideas:

Grab your bread, deli meat, or peanut butter/jelly – your “Sandwich filling”, and let’s get started!

Growing up I was never a fan of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The bread always got soggy, and I hated that. Frankly, I was a bologna girl! LOL What can I say, I like my meat! My girl is the same way, she doesn’t care for PB&J, she’s a deli meat girl too! 

Normally she will only eat ham, but lately I’ve been branching out with my “lunch experiments” and she is now loving bologna, and this rotisserie chicken breast I got from Target. It is quite yummy! I even got her eating wheat bread and the CRUST! WHAT???!!!!

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Layer one slice of meat between bread

TIP: I only use one piece of deli meat for these types of sandwiches – too much seems to cause it to be too “thick” and it can “bust out of the seams”!

 I know how hard school can be, so that little dose of love in the middle of the day reminds her how much mommy loves her. 

Bento box lunch ideas for kids flower crust less sandwich cutout spring healthy theme fun fast easy meal prep Easter Spring Star Crustless lunchbox jokes notes
A joke and a love note!

Press the outer "cutter" down firmly, shimmy it a bit to get it down all the way, remove the excess cuttings.

Press down on the inner “sealer” layer to press and seal the sandwich.

Slowly lift off and pop the sandwich out.

7 Easy Fast St. Patrick's Day Bento Box Lunch Ideas for kids healthy and fun
There you have it! A 2 minute healthy chicken breast on whole wheat Clover shaped un-crustable!

These St. Patrick's Day shamrock sandwiches are so easy to make and you can fill them with a lot of options! Be creative!

This was super fast and easy to do as well! I am always rushing and I still take time to put the extra effort into her lunch! It is really not that much work with these easy tools! 

7 Easy Fast St. Patrick's Day Bento Box Lunch Ideas for kids healthy and fun
Cucumbers! Healthy and an easy vegetable to make cute clover shapes out of!
Bento box lunch ideas for kids flower crust less sandwich cutout spring healthy theme fun fast easy meal prep watermelon

Watermelon bunnies!

I used the mini cutters to make fruit and vegetable shaped fun cutout shapes for Spring and Easter Bento Boxes and just for lunch at home! It was a fun way to snack on the weekend and it really is fast to do, so why not?! 🙂

Bento box lunch ideas for kids flower crust less sandwich cutout spring healthy theme fun fast easy meal prep Easter Spring Unicorn Egg hunt Lunch
5 minute Brunch Lunch: Mini waffles, mini granola bar, goldfish, yogurt covered raisins, banana.
Bento box lunch ideas for kids flower crust less sandwich cutout spring healthy theme fun fast easy meal prep Easter Spring Unicorn Egg hunt Lunch
5 minute Easter Egg Hunt Lunch - Mini Brioche Bread roll ham sandwich, goldfish and mini cheeseballs, yogurt covered spring pretzels, an apple, and 2 Unicorn "eggs" filled with surprises!

Check out these 5 minute Bento Box Lunch Ideas for kids, cute, fun, and every bite is gone when the lunchbox comes home!

This large Bento Box is the only one I have found that fits an entire "normal" size apple in it! This is very helpful on "quickie" Bento Box Lunch Idea days. Throw in a sandwich, chips, and an apple - done!

I found these great little mini brioche bread loafs that are individually wrapped, they are amazing! If I have some French bread I will use that too when I’m in a rushing pinch. Throw some ham on a roll and add some snacks from the grab list and in 5 minutes or LESS, you’ve got a lovely delicious lunch! 

I have firmly proven that these Bento Box Lunch Ideas for kids can be done in less than 5 minutes every day. Some days I spend 15 minutes, and that’s when it is a big deal themed lunch, and because I stop to take pictures and videos! This is why sometimes you’ll see some really great pictures, and some days you’ll see some “rushed” pictures! I am human, I am a mom, I am a real working woman! Believe me, time is always of the essence for me, so apologies for the dark and shadowy pics in advance – just know I am still thinking of you even when I am rushing, so that dark picture is all for YOU! 

We all have days we don't feel great, (call it too much wine last night lol) that's when I make these 5 minute quickie Bento Box Lunch Ideas!

I hope you enjoyed seeing some ideas for creating a fun bento box lunch ideas for your kids! My daughter really appreciates the effort I make and she loves to look forward to her lunch to see what I make that day! When I pick her up from school, the first thing she says when she gets in the car is, “Hi, Mom, I loved my lunch! I ate it all!” That makes me SO Happy! Major Mom Win Moment! 🙂 

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