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School Lunch Idea: Easy St. Patrick’s Day Bento

Mar 4, 2015

St. Patrick’s day is March 17 and it’s a day my kids love to celebrate. They wear green outfits and accessories and love when I make them an extra special lunch.  This healthy lunch is packed full of yummy foods that will be sure to make any kid feel lucky.

What You’ll Need

  • 1 prepared sandwich with filling of choice (I had ham, cheese and lettuce)
  • 1 sliced kiwi
  • 2 slices of bell pepper in 4 colours: red, orange, yellow, green
  • a couple baby spinach leaves
  • small heart-shaped cutter
  • a handful of shamrock sprinkles
  • 3-compartment lunch box (I used EasyLunchboxes)

How To Make It

1. Place your prepared sandwich in the largest compartment of your lunch box.

2. Grab a baby spinach leaf and your small heart cutter and cut 3 small hearts from the spinach leaf. Cut off and save the stem too.

3. Arrange your 3 hearts and stem in a shamrock shape on top of your sandwich. The lunch box lid will help the shamrock stay in place while the lunch box is being transported.

4. In the next largest compartment, arrange your bell pepper slices in a rainbow: red, orange, yellow then green.

5. Finally, place your kiwi slices in the last compartment and sprinkle with green shamrock sprinkles.

From lucky shamrocks to colourful rainbows, this lunch is sure to make your little one feel like they found their pot of gold!

Article Author Jill Dubien
Jill Dubien

Jill Dubien is a working mom who loves to craft and cook with her kiddos in her spare time. She has an awesome and supportive husband and two wonderful kids—a six-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son. Before she had kids, Jill couldn’t cook much of anything except toast and cereal, and really despised being in the kitchen. People who know her personally find it extremely humorous that she is now the self-proclaimed “Queen of fun food.” Jill blogs at Meet the Dubiens, where she shares lots of fun foods and crafts for kids.

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