15 Beautiful Bento Box Lunches
If you need a handy new lunchbox to take to school or work or for on the go, these bento boxes will do the trick in style! They're perfect for handy meal prep, as you can create your meals in advance and stash in the fridge, ready to go when you need them. Bento boxes come in all shapes and sizes, from 2 compartment and 3 compartment plastic boxes, to stack-able round or rectangular stainless steel boxes, to fun kid-friendly containers featuring snow owl, fox, and lion decals. Let your imagination go wild. For inspiration, here are some complete bento box ideas for easy and nutritious lunches or snacks. All have delicious, healthy components that pair super well together.
First Aid Lunch Kit
Want to take a fun themed bento box to school or work as a new doctor or aspiring worker in the medical field? Or have a kid who absolutely loves medicine and playing "doctor" at home? This awesome bento box has all the essentials, like edible gauze, aspirin, and splints, in the form of cheese, crackers, and more.
Baby Bell Peppers with Chicken Salad
This bento box is packed with protein from the chicken and antioxidants and fiber from the bell peppers. The baby bell peppers are stuffed with chicken salad and some sweet cherries and cottage cheese, so it has a good balance of sweet and savory.
Oceans of Fun Bento Box
Love the sea? Or have a kid who is a big fan of scuba diving or has always dreamed of swimming with the dolphins? This beachy bento box lets you use your imagination to enjoy a sand and water themed meal. Get creative by using baked fish crackers, grapes for sea pebbles, and cookie cutters for making ocean-like shapes for other food items.
Stars and Flowers
This fun bento box has great finger food options, like black olives, ants on a log, and cheese and crackers in the shapes of stars and flowers. It's easy to snacking and has some good protein to fill you up.
Kid-Approved Bento Toolbox Lunch
What kid doesn't love playing with toys and tools? This bento box toolbox lunch comes complete with a tractor loader, dump truck, and utensil tools to make snacking super fun and like a "project" that gets their creative juices flowing.
Tiffin on the Greens
Packed with a green spinach and ham sandwich, mixed green salad, and a green grape salad, it has all the essentials for a filling meal. And it's inspired by greenery, so imagine you're in the park or on the golf course!
Simply Southern Bento Box
Enjoy a few Southern favorites in this clean, simple bento box. You can indulge in deviled eggs, crackers and cheese, and a creamy cucumber salad that will hit the spot and fill you up fast.
Southwest Chicken Salad Bento Box
Kids' Turkey and Cream Cheese Spread Bento Box
Tuna Egg Salad Bento Box
This box has some cute, fun shapes. The tuna egg salad is in a tomato with cucumber, carrot flower cut-outs, and strawberry banana pineapple kebabs. And there's a heart-shaped hard boiled egg with some salty black olives, too!
Tamagoyaki Bento Box
A traditional Japanese bento, this one is different than a basic cheese and cracker one. The onigiri can be created and shaped in cute designs or animal figures, which would be perfect for any kid's lunchtime box.
Bento Box Turkey Roll-Ups with Caprese Salad
Instead of a wrap, try bite-sized roll-ups. And pair with nuts and edamame or snap peas for some extra healthy fats and protein to boost satiety for hours.
Thai Lettuce Wrap Bento Box
Inside you'll find a single-serving pad Thai-flavored lettuce wrap lunch that you can take wherever you're headed in your bento box. It takes just 25 minutes to prepare, so you can have it in no time!
Waldorf Chicken Salad Wrap Bento Box
You'll get the wonderful flavor of a Waldorf salad, but as a chicken salad wrap instead, and it is separated into a bento box to keep it from getting soggy and messing with your nuts and other goodies!
Mediterranean Bento Box
A box that takes just 15 minutes to assemble, it has all your favorite Mediterranean inspired finger foods, like pita and hummus, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and more. It's super savory and easy to make.