Some kids are just picky eaters. No matter what you try, their lunch boxes come back home with most of its contents intact minus any sugary snacks. It can be hard to come up with lunch ideas that your kids will actually eat. Since school has been in session for almost a full month, I know I’m starting to run out on fun, creative lunch ideas for the kids.
Making sure your kids eat enough of the right foods throughout the day can be a never-ending battle. The easiest way to get kids to eat their lunches is to make things fun! Themes based on what they’re watching can be just the thing to make those lunch bags come home empty! My youngest son is very picky. I mean that literally. He likes to pick and graze. That’s why I love Bento style lunches for him, but even those can get boring. Adding a theme to lunches isn’t really that hard, all it takes is some imagination.
Presently, my youngest is all about the Minions. Is it any wonder? If you haven’t seen any of the Minion movies you must live under a rock. One walk through your local grocery store will have minions on everything from cereal, cookies to (unhealthy) snacks. I know he would eat anything that has anything to do with Minions now! This Minion Bento Box theme has been a huge hit for me, I hope it is for you too!
2 slices bread
1 slice cheese
2 slices favourite deli meat
1 fruit leather
4 candy eyes
3 chocolate sprinkles
White royal icing
For the Sandwich:
For the Minion Cookies:
Sometimes the individual sized bags are too difficult for children to open. They can also contain far too many cookies to qualify for a healthy serving. Separate your cookies into a small container for ease and portion control.
Lunch doesn’t have to be boring and you don’t have to drive yourself crazy trying to keep up with the fads. A nice surprise like this Minion Bento Box idea can be a nice motivator for your kids to behave well at school and eat their lunch.
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What little tricks do you have to get your kids to eat their school lunch?
Leave me a comment below, I’d love to know!