I’ve always been a fan of the bento lunches. My oldest just started pre-k this year and they provide breakfast and lunch, so in the meantime, I’m practicing my bento lunch box skills with creative after school snacks.

Both of my girls can be picky eaters, but they will eat just about anything if you present it to them in a fun way.

California-Olives

California Ripe Olives are kid-friendly and the perfect option for creating tasty and creative food art for the back to school season.

If you don’t have fancy sandwich cutters (I don’t), you can use metal cans or glass cups to cut the bread into shapes. I did use a heart-shaped cutter for two of these snacks.

Bento-After-School-Snacks

Owl:

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
  • Colby Cheese
  • Large California Black Ripe Olives
  • Apples
  • Snikiddy Baked Mac n’ Cheese Puffs

Fish

  • Sweet Hawaiian Bun with Turkey and Cheese
  • Extra Large California Black Ripe Olive
  • White American Cheese
  • Carrot Sticks
  • Strawberries

Bunny

  • Bologna and Cheese Sandwich
  • Extra Large California Black Ripe Olives
  • White American Cheese
  • Colby Cheese
  • Pineapple
  • Cherry Tomatoes (from our garden)

Lion:

  • Turkey and Cheese Sandwich
  • Large California Black Ripe Olives
  • White American Cheese
  • Colby Cheese
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries

Cow:

  • Sweet Hawaiian Bun with Ham and Cheese
  • Extra Large California Black Ripe Olives
  • White American Cheese
  • Carrot Sticks
  • Apple Sauce

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Which meal is your favorite?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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