Ever since my daughter was itty bitty, I’ve loved snapping photos of her lunches to share with friends and family.
Not every day, because #lifeiscrazy, but whenever I had a spare moment and a semi-functioning brain to pair with it.
Around here, taking photos of our food is kind of a thing!
I also love to look at everyone else’s lunch photos too! Hellooooo inspiration!
Instead of making this into a multi-part series, I’m going to keep updating this post with new photos of my kindergartener’s lunch box as I take them.
This should be a fun project for moi and I’m hoping these easy lunch ideas will be helpful for all the adults out there feeding little ankle biters on the regular!
Let’s do this!
Easy Lunch Ideas for Kindergarten
Bento Lunchbox via LunchBots (affiliate)
My goal is to offer a manageable portion of each food. I’ve found if I load up her plate too much she will focus on one particular food and fill up on it first, sabotaging the rest of the meal.
Bento boxes help me offer a little of each food and also keep things separate for little miss NO-FOODS-SHALL-TOUCH-EVAHHH. Oh the drama!
At home, we also offer a little of each item, and then once that is gone she’s allowed to request extras of her favorites or even something different!
I feel like a robot when I say it but, “Eat the foods you have before asking for more.” has become our mealtime mantra.
Right now we’re working on broadening her culinary horizons (how she went from being the kid who ate curry and soup to mainly deconstructed eats, I’ll never know!) so we’re working on trying new things. Current new foods for the chickpea include nectarines, peaches, pineapple (all things she refused to try until just this week!) and different types of cheeses.
more kid-friendly eats
I’ll be back to add more tips, tricks, easy lunch ideas, and photos to this post super soon! xoxo
Where did you find your bento boxes? I haven’t been able to find anything like these.
Hi Jody! I order my LunchBots bentos from Amazon: https://amzn.to/3BJq3BS (affiliate link) and adore them! They’re amazing quality and the three I have wash up great in the dish washer (I use the top rack usually) and have lasted years.
Ok, this was great. Thank you! I have looked at countless blogs for ideas on kindergarten lunches and will typically move onto the next by the 3rd, regurgitated idea. I think it was your photos of each box that totally inspired me! All things that we would normally eat, but something about your visual guide that made me say, “Ah-ha!” Very well done!
I’m so thrilled it was helpful, Angela! Thank you!
What size Bento Box did you use from Lunchbots? the toddler size?
I use the Lunchbots “Cinco” – it’s aimed at the older kids but my daughter is always ravenous at lunch so we sized up from the start, lol!
Where did you get the trays? Your ideas are so cute!
Thanks Megan! We ordered ours off the Lunchbots page on amazon. They’re dishwasher safe and amazing quality!
I love these ideas. Especially the peanut butter toast kabobs. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks!