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Bento Lunch Ideas (Third Edition)

Lunch ideas

As the school bells ring in for the first time of the year, it's time to get back into routines in more ways than one. Getting kids up and ready in time in the morning for one, and having great tasting, nutritional lunches ready for another. We love the Bentology lunch boxes we carry at Kids Trading Company, for the variety of menu ideas we can put together for our kids. So here is the third edition of a full week's worth of school lunch ideas for you, and as always feel free to swap and substitute based on your child's tastes and sensitivities/allergies (here is our first and secondeditions). 

#1 I Heart You Lunch
  • Veggie Sticks (baby carrots, celery, cucumber and radishes)
  • Sliced Cheddar Cheese
  • Whole Grain Crackers
  • Heart Shaped Sandwiches of your child's liking
  • Mixed Strawberries and Blueberries

#2 A Bit of Summer Lunch
  • Cooked, Cubed Chicken
  • Sliced Fresh Strawberries
  • Yogurt For Dipping
  • Lettuce and Red Pepper Sticks (or other veggie your child enjoys)
  • Sliced bread of your choosing
  • Homemade Trail Mix (keep nut free if eaten in school)

#3 Chicken and Crackers Lunch

  • Roasted Chicken Drumstick
  • Whole Grain Crackers
  • Mixed Salad Greens, Tomatoes and Sprouts
  • Homemade Trail Mix (keep nut free if eaten in school)
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Small Container of Smarties (swap for dried fruit if your child's school has a no-candy policy)

#4 Baguette Lunch

  • Sliced Baguette
  • Hard Boiled Egg
  • Mixed Veggies (carrot and cucumber sticks, lettuce)
  • Apple Slices
  • Chocolate Covered Pretzels

#5 Tuna-riffic Lunch
  • Canned Tuna (or substitute canned or diced chicken if your child prefers)
  • Sliced Apple
  • Sliced Whole Grain Bread
  • Mayonnaise 
  • Celery Sticks

Pictures and menu ideas are all from You can of course use these lunch ideas for any lunch box system you currently use, but if you are interested in the Bentology lunch box system, just stop in the store and see all the colours and styles in stock now!

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