Making Lunch Fun, One Box at a Time

ben·tol·o·gy (ben t äləjē) Noun : The study of making nutritious and fun lunches for my daughters.

I get a lot of inspiration from other blogs. So, in hopes someone might get some inspiration from me, I've decided to post some pictures here.

This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.Proverbs 3:7-9

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Pinewood Derby Bento

The girls are participating in a Pinewood Derby today with their Dad. Their race time is right during lunch time so I packed them lunches to eat at the races.

  • 2 race car-shaped sandwiches (stacked) decorated with food safe markers and cheddar cheese.

  • Carrots with ranch

  • Red grapes with checker flag picks that I made with checker flags that I printed on the
    computer and toothpicks

  • Candy car (Milky Way with Reese's Pieces wheels)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Another Bunny Bento

  • PB&J roll-ups with bunny picks

  • Raspberries with a "Happy Easter" pick

  • Carrots and sugar snap peas and ranch

  • Marshmallows decorated with food safe markers

Monday, March 26, 2012

More Bunnies

I love using seasonal Linzer cookie cutters because they allow you to get tiny little shapes.

  • 4 mini sandwiches (stacked in 2s) with a bunny cut-out

  • Babybel with a bunny cut-out

  • Sugar snap peas with ranch

  • Blueberries and blackberries with a bunny pick

  • Dove chocolate egg

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bunny Hop

We are back from spring break so let the Easter bentos begin!

  • 2 bunny-shaped sandwiches (stacked) with an icing eye

  • Carrots with ranch (one carrot decorated with a bit of broccoli)

  • Red grapes with an Easter pick

  • Bunny shaped marshmallows

Bento Lunch

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

  • 2 shamrock-shaped sandwiches (stacked) with a shamrock pick

  • Pasta salad

  • Carrots and broccoli with ranch

  • A Rainbow of fruit (strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapple, kiwi, blueberries and red grapes)

  • Green Hershey kisses

Bento Lunch

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Luck of the Irish!

I was going for a colorful rainbow look here with a splash of shamrocks :)

  • 2 shamrock-shaped sandwiches with a leprechaun pick dancing on top

  • Carrots with ranch

  • Blueberries with a shamrock pick

  • Rainbow goldfish crackers

  • Chocolate gold coin

Spring is in the Air!

  • 2 butterfly-shaped sandwiches with cheddar dots

  • Red grapes with a flower pick

  • Sugar snap peas with ranch

  • Hershey Nugget

Sunday, March 11, 2012


My youngest asked if she could pick the theme of her lunch and came back with the cookie cutter of the United States. So, this is what we came up with:

  • 2 USA-shaped sandwiches (stacked)

  • Babybel with star cutouts

  • Blueberries

  • Sugarsnap Peas and cherry tomatoes with ranch

  • Hershey's Nugget

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Flower Power

  • 5 flower-shaped mini sandwiches

  • Garden salad with Italian dressing

  • Orange slices

  • Hershey Nugget

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Lorax Lunch

You know you might be obsessed with bento lunches when you see a movie trailer and think, "He'd be awesome out of cheddar and provolone!!"

  • Circle sandwich with the Lorax made from cheddar and provolone, with icing eyes and a sprinkle nose.

  • Broccoli "trees"s with ranch

  • Strawberry slices and red grapes

  • Hershey's Nugget

Bento Lunch

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for ICE CREAM!

Too early to think of summer?

  • 2 ice cream cone-shaped sandwiches (stacked), decorated with the crust of the bread and colby jack cheese

  • Carrots with ranch

  • Blackberries with an ice cream pick

  • 2 Thin Mint cookies