A bento box can change your lunchtime: Here are 13
Bento boxes aren’t just another trend
One easy way to reduce the use of disposable school supplies is to invest in reusable items like water bottles. Another way to do this is to eat a healthy and enjoyable lunch, whether eaten at school, home or at nursery. These kids bento boxes are completely kid-approved and cute, with perfect storage compartments for fruits, vegetables, and snacks. Keep reading to see our favorites for kids.
Bentgo Kids Lunch Box is made of stainless steel and is leak-proof
This design from Bentgo is the first bento-style stainless steel lunch box with leak-proof technology. This means each container is specifically designed to prevent leaks (goodbye fruit juices and other lunch liquids collecting at the bottom of your backpack). Each Bentgo stainless steel topper has three food compartments, plus a removable silicone container. Choose from five colors and enjoy a five-year warranty.
Fenerese Bento Lunch Box
These kids bento boxes feature five spill-resistant compartments including a sauce tray to easily pack lunches and snacks for school or daycare. Two locking clasps keep the bento box securely closed during transport but are easy for kids and toddlers to open. The fully removable top provides easy access to contents and has no hard plastic hinges that can pinch little fingers! The entire set, including tools, is dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. The bottom tray and inner tray lid are microwave safe, making it perfect for both hot and cold food.
Whether you’re feeding a little astronaut, a world traveler, or an adorable toddler, YumBox’s fun designs have something for everyone. The Original six-compartment bento box allows you to pack smaller portions of your child’s favorite foods, including bite-sized sandwiches. And you don’t have to worry about spills or messes with the leak-proof lid!
OmieLife’s brightly colored thermos bento boxes have two temperature zones for storing any type of food. The vacuum insulated stainless steel thermos is perfect for keeping hot foods nice and hot, while the double-walled tray keeps fruits and vegetables fresh and crisp. With a wide rainbow of colors like Sunshine (yellow) and Purple Plum, this bento is a cheerful way to start the school year.
GrowBento by Miniware
Miniware’s GrowBento is customizable, and fits up to four removable silicone slippods. Each Silipod comes with a top that’s easy for little hands to unfold, and can easily freeze and heat pureed foods (think dips or dressings, hummus or even hot soup). We love that the sturdy container is completely dishwasher safe (even the stainless steel exterior) and is the perfect size for a kids lunch bag.
Planet Box Rover Stainless Steel Lunch Box
Don’t let the price fool you. With five compartments to keep fruits, sandwiches, dips, and more separate, the Planet Planet Bento Box is worth the investment. Its sturdy stainless steel construction means it’s free of BPA and other nasty chemicals and will last for years. You can also personalize it with colorful magnets!
Bentology box set
This six-piece bento set from Bentology includes one outer box with five containers to mix and match, each with a healthy portion size. Three containers have sealable lids for things like clothes or yogurt.
Bentgo Kids Chill from Bentgo
If you’re worried about ruining your child’s lunch, we suggest investing in the Bentgo Kids Chill. The removable tray, located just below the food container, will keep food cold until lunchtime. Place it in the freezer overnight and then place it in a lunch box on days when you want to keep food cold longer. The lunchbox itself has four kid-sized compartments and an easy-open latch (best for kids ages three and up). The food tray is microwave and dishwasher safe, and the entire container is made of BPA-free materials.
Three-in-one eco lunch box
This stylish three-piece ECOlunchbox set makes it easy to keep lunchtime foods separate – and safe from crushing! Pack two healthy dishes and two sides, or a batch of snacks. Everything is modular, so you can always pull out the snack container and use it on its own, and it’s made of 100% high-quality stainless steel.
LunchBlox Lunch Container Set
LEGO-loving kids will love this Rubbermaid stackable lunch set! These colorful blocks include blue ice freezer packs that clip directly onto food containers and keep everything nice and cold before lunchtime. Plus, they’ll boost your organization in no time!
Whiskware Snack Packs
Whiskware™ Smart Interlocking Snack Packs are perfect for packing healthy snacks and lunches. Available in officially licensed designs – featuring Marvel, DC, Star Wars and Harry Potter characters – these sturdy, stackable containers are the reusable snack containers your kids will love. Using Twist & Lock technology, the jars, lids and removable handle easily attach and detach, allowing you to customize your perfect snack combination.
Kensho bento box
Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers starting school or daycare for the first time, Kinsho’s three-compartment bento boxes come in a variety of colors, have leak-proof (non-removable) inserts, and even come with a fork.
Bento Heaven Bento Box
Inspired by simple Japanese bento boxes, but with modern perks: BPA-free materials, a set of chopsticks and cutlery, and safety guarantee for microwaves, dishwashers and freezers. Plus, BentoHeaven boxes come with notes so you can pack a special message with your child’s lunch!
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