Easy Valentine’s Day Bento Lunch for Kids

Feb 5, 2015

Valentine’s Day will be here shortly and with it comes all kinds of LOVEly things. From vibrant colours of red and pink, to hearts just about everywhere, it is certainly one of my most favourite holidays. This Valentine’s Day bento box was super simple to put together. It really requires very minimal tools too, so anyone should be able to join in on the fun.

What You’ll Need

  • 2 pieces of bread
  • peanut butter (or nut-free)
  • jam (doesn’t matter what flavour, but red. I used strawberry-rhubarb.)
  • 3 strawberries
  • vanilla Greek yogurt
  • heart sprinkles
  • small heart cookie cutter
  • lunch box with 3 compartments (I used EasyLunchboxes)

How To Make It

1. Grab a slice of bread and, using your small heart cookie cutter, cut a heart out of the centre. Bonus: you can eat the heart cut-out because you don’t need it for the lunch!

2. Spread peanut butter on the other slice of bread, and top the peanut butter off with red jam. Place the piece of bread with the heart-shape cut out on top and place the sandwich in a lunchbox.

3. Spoon some Greek yogurt into the second compartment of your lunchbox.

4. Grab your fresh strawberries and, using a knife, slice a V out of the top of the strawberry, removing the stem. Slice the strawberry in half down the middle and you should be left with 2 heart-shaped strawberries. Repeat for remaining strawberries and place them in the third compartment on your lunchbox.

5. Finally, take some heart-shaped sprinkles and sprinkle them over top of the Greek yogurt.

So simple to make, and your kids are going to LOVE it.

Article Author Jill Dubien
Jill Dubien

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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.