What Delicious Bento Back to School Lunch Can You Create? (Giveaway)

by Jennifer Sikora

I love making lunches to take on field trips with my kids. Honestly, we have gotten out of the fast food run over the last year thanks to my fabulous daughter who is on a kick to eat healthier. We used to use traditional lunchboxes, but lately, I have fallen head over heels in love with the Bento Box. Have you seen or heard about them?

A bento laptop lunchbox consists of containers that you can fill with healthy foods for your child to eat for lunch. Each container comes with a lid and then the box itself closes securely to keep the food inside safe until your child eats it.

The word “bento” is derived from the Chinese word “bedong” which means convenient. In essence, you are creating a healthy, convenient, home packed meal for your child to enjoy at school.

What are some delicious types of foods I can include in my Bento Box?

In my box above, I included:

Other items you might include in your Bento box could be: homemade potato chips, cheese cubes, roasted almonds, whole strawberries with dark chocolate for dipping, and more!

What Kind of Bento Box would you create?

As the back-to-school season nears, creating healthy lunches that kids can enjoy is something all parents can understand. Luckily, the growing bento box trend has made packing a lunch cool again and reignited a passion to use fresh, healthy ingredients in new and creative ways!

Win a Bento Starter Kit from California Ripe Olive

Since black olives are a healthy and kid-friendly item – and a perfect ingredient in bento boxes – the folks at California Ripe Olives want to send one of our 5 Minute for Mom readers their very own bento starter kit as inspiration to incorporate olives into your child’s lunch! The kit includes:

Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second videoon how to enter!

This is just one of our giveaways running every day in August for our Back To School Giveaway 2012. Please see the main Back To School Giveaway 2012 page for a full list of daily giveaways.

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I was sent a Bento Lunch Kit as described above in order to write my review. All opinions listed are my own.

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Jennifer is the Advertising and Communications contact here at 5 Minutes for Mom. When she is not busy answering emails here, you can find her sharing about her life on her own blog at www.jennifersikora.com. You can also find her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennifer_sikora or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jenandherfinelife.

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