Backpacks are packed and pencils sharpened – your kids are totally ready to rock the first day of school. But are you? If you haven’t given a thought to school lunches, it’s time to get yourself in gear. Our favorite way to lunch is bento style, with little compartments ready for sliced fruit, little snackers, and a roomy main. We’ve found 7 back-to-school lunch bentos that will no doubt have your kids looking forward to lunchtime. Get yourself back in school mode with all of the incredible lunch ideas below!
Perfect for school and travel, the Good Cook Square Meals Set keeps pasta, sandwiches, and more fresh and separate from your other lunch goodies. Stackable containers are secure and easily transportable, with an ice pack to fit the bottom. What’s not to love about this convenient and portable bento set?
1. California Cobb Sandwich
A lunchtime favorite, this rustic California Cobb Sandwich is inspired by the classic Cobb salad, stuffed with roasted turkey, bacon, and lots of tasty extras. Half or quarter it for small appetites. Use the Good Cook Square Meals Set to pack your sammie along with yogurt, berries, and a side of veggies.
2. Simple Apple Turkey Bento
Quick and simple, this Simple Turkey Apple Bento is one that kids and grownups will look forward to eating. Apples, strawberries, and a crispy crunchy side are tucked into a Good Cook Square Meals Set, perfect for school lunch done right.
3. Spinach and Bacon Mini Quiches
Pack a high protein lunch that kids will love. These Spinach and Bacon Mini Quiches are full of flavor and will keep little bellies full for hours. The Good Cook AirPerfect Nonstick 24 Cup Mini Muffin and Cupcake Pan is perfect for the job.
4. Black Bean Cups
Wontons aren’t just for Asian food. Make little Black Bean and Cheese Cups with wonton wrappers and serve sour cream and salsa on the side. The perfect alternative to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Use the Good Cook AirPerfect Nonstick 24 Cup Mini Muffin and Cupcake Pan to mold and bake the wontons, then stuff with your fixings.
5. Pizza Bun Bento
Pizza Buns fit perfectly when nestled into bento compartments, and make an irresistible lunchtime treat. A little prep the night before takes the guesswork out of the morning rush. Bake your rolls in a Good Cook 3 Quart Square Ceramic Dish for perfectly delicious results.
7. Pasta with Peas
We all need a break from sandwiches, and Pasta with Peas is a welcome change. Sprinkle with olive oil and fresh parmesan for a tasty lunchtime main, and stuff the rest of your bento with an assortment of healthy goodies. The Good Cook Touch White Colander Bowl can take care of pasta draining and fruit washing with ease!
8. Mini Waffle Sandwiches
Quite possibly the tastiest lunch around, these Mini Waffle Sandwiches will be a big hit with the lunch crowd. Cream cheese and sliced strawberries are nestled between 2 mini waffles, ready for little mouths to nibble away. Sneak in some healthy extras for an incredibly tasty way to do lunch! Tuck your food in a Good Cook Square Meals Set for easy transport.