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Mural Meals: Be Inspired by Beautiful Bento Boxes

Aug 16 2014 - 12:01am

Welcome to our guide to Back-to-School Success [1]: 31 days of tips, apps, recipes, and more to help you make this your family's best school year yet. Today, day six, offers some seriously inventive ideas to make your kids' lunch boxes stand out in a crowd!

Get ready to step up your sandwich skills with bento box lunches. These picturesque meal settings are a snazzy way to dress up leftovers, an effective (and plastic-bag-free) way to pack lunch, and a smart way to encourage your children to eat healthier meals by making nutritious foods look more appealing. Jessica Seinfeld would be so proud [2]. If you are as busy as most moms, you probably don't have time to bento every day, but invest in $4 worth of bento tools [3], and you'll be ready to add a small touch to your child's lunch on special days. Browse through these decadent boxes for inspiration — and because we want you to win mother of the year, there's even a Frozen bento.

Yum Yum Retro Girl Bento

Source: Flickr user gamene [4]

Elsa and Olaf Bento

Source: Lunchbox Dad [5]

Smiling Rice Patty Bento

Source: Flickr user pinkayla [6]

Yum Yum Riding Hood Bento

Source: Flickr user gamene [7]

Snoopy and Woodstock Bento

Source: Flickr user myu_myu [8]

Chicken Patty Bento

Source: Flickr user gamene [9]

Matryoshka Bento

Source: Flickr user gamene [10]

Pinkie Pie Bento

Source: Lunchbox Dad [11]

Simple Sammie Bento

Source: Flickr user spcummings [12]

Froggy Bento

Source: Flickr user firepile [13]

Valentine Love Bento

Source: Flickr user buzzymelibee [14]

Ladybug Bento

Source: Flickr user gamene [15]

Yum Yum Walruses Bento

Source: Flickr user gamene [16]

Fruit and Sammie Bento

Source: Flickr user aylanah [17]

Where the Wild Things Are Bento

Source: Lunchbox Dad [18]

Thai Bento

Source: Flickr user gamene [19]

Froggy Bento

Source: Flickr user gamene [20]

Kitty Sausage Bento

Source: Flickr user gamene [21]

Butterfly Bento

Source: Flickr user firepile [22]

Italian Bento

Source: Flickr user madlovescience [23]

Lion Love Bento

Source: Flickr user buzzymelibee [24]

Sakura Branch Bento

Source: Flickr user gamene [25]

Dr. Seuss Bento

Source: Lunchbox Dad [26]


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