Back to School: Lazy Bento Box Ideas

This story contains affiliate links. 

Shh! Do you hear that? That was another back to school ad playing on the TV. While you’re thinking about classroom supply lists, back to school physicals and after school activities don’t forget to plan for lunches!

Bento Box Ideas

Packing your lunch shouldn’t be a daunting task. Not only is is Eco friendly (if everything you use is reusable), but it can also save you a lot of money in the long run. There are so many ways to pack a lunch, Pinterest is a goldmine of ideas. Here are some of my favorite ideas for quick and easy lunches:

Take a lunch from a boring same old sandwich to some pizazz with a new shape.

Bento Box Ideas
Why spend a ton of money to buy one box of cheese, crackers, ham and maybe a juice that contain tons of yucky sugars? It’s easy to gather all of the ingredients. Cupcake wrappers help keep everything together during transport.

Bento Box Ideas

I would have never thought to use ramen noodles in a lunch box. Just drain the noodles, use the packet of seasoning and this should be cooled off by the time the kids have lunch.

Bento Box Ideas

Special note: you don’t have to use the cute bento boxes (even though you can purchase some here, here and here). Using plain old Zip Lock containers works just fine. You can spruce them up with cupcake liners and cutting your food into shapes if you want to make the lunch a little more fun.

{Editor’s Note: We personally love Easy Lunchboxes! So durable they have lasted us four years so far! Read our review}

There are so many ideas out there that we made a Pinterest board for them!

Bento Box Ideas

Made a bento? Please share with Little Lake County by tagging your pictures #LLCeats and don’t forget to follow Little Lake County on Pinterest!



Disclosure: Some links provided in this story are affiliate links. A small percentage of purchases made through those links are earned and used to cover the expense of running the site. Thank you for clicking!


Dance academy of Libertyville
About Rosemary Bridges 41 Articles
Rosemary is a mom who wears many hats. She is a working mom who has her own business, Rosie Bridges Photography, works full time and has two little boys (Gabriel 1/11 & Rafael 11/12). Together with her husband, David, they set off to find adventures all over Lake County. Rosemary moved to Lake County from Chicago as a teenager and has been a resident for over 10+ years. Although the big city lights have a special place in her heart, the quiet suburbs won her over to raise her children in. Rosemary also blogs and podcasts on with David about Parenting in the technology age. You can find her on social media on Twitter @rosie_bridges and Instagram @rosiebridges.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.