Last week a reader, Amanda, asked if I had any suggestions for lunches other than sandwiches and ones packed with rice. Here are a few things that have worked for me since my 4 year-old son is not a big fan of rice, unless it has stew or some kind of gravy over it.
I do “Lunchables” style bentos with turkey, fruit, veggies, crackers, and cheese cut out with small cookie cutters. BTW, I put the wrong yogurt in the picture! It was supposed to be the strawberry Brown Cow yogurt instead of the plain. My kids won’t eat the plain.
Pasta or noodles goes a long way with my kids.
DIY tacos are a favorite of my daughters. Just cut out tortillas in fun shapes to fit the bento box.
Pizzette or tartlets also make for fun bentos.