Back to School Bento Box Recipe

The back to school transition is one of the hardest times I can think of (for us parents, too!) For some of our little ones, it might be the first year they are staying an entire day and will need to pack a lunch. I'm a huge fan of bento box style lunches these days and we are lucky enough to have a really fun and easy plan of attack for your dinosaur loving kiddo thanks to our go-to Chef and Mama, Addie Gundry. It's almost too cute to eat!

Lunchables Recipe


  • 1 Handful of Pretzels
  • 4 pieces of boiled or Steamed Broccoli
  • 1 Hard Boiled Egg (with green spots – using a permanent marker)
  • Red Leaf Lettuce (as the bed for the dinosaur sandwiches)
  • 4 slices of white sandwich bread (or any bread! I used Texas Toast bread for a thick slice)
  • 2 pieces of salami
  • 2 pieces of Swiss cheese
  • Mayonnaise and mustard (optional)

Container is from a frozen TV dinner. I removed the items and washed the container.


  1. Place broccoli in one compartment.
  2. Place hard boiled egg in the center compartment.
  3. Place pretzels in the third compartment.
  4. Lay down a bed of lettuce.
  5. Using a dinosaur cookie cutter (or any fun shape), cut 4 pieces of bread. Place a piece of salami and a piece of cheese in each dinosaur. I used a cookie cutter to slice my salami and Swiss cheese so it would match the cookie cutter. Spread mayonnaise and mustard if desired.
  6. Enjoy!