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Rainbow Breakfast Bento Box

Rainbow Breakfast Bento Box

Fill this cute and portable box with favorite breakfast picks of all colors, from Trix™ Cereal to pineapple to raspberries. It’s a DIY treat for kids of any age.MORE+LESS-

Colorful fruit (such as raspberries, blueberries, cherries, cut-up kiwifruit, pineapple or apricots)

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    Place small bowls, cookie cutters or paper baking cups in box or lunch container.

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    Arrange cereal and fruit in container, using photo as a guide.

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    Serve immediately, or store covered in refrigerator up to 1 day before serving.

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  • Banish boring breakfasts with this crazy cool bento box you can make yourself!Japanese bento boxes are popping up everywhere these days. And why not? They're a super fun way to tote a meal anywhere!So we got to thinking: Isn’t it time the Japanese bento lunchbox got a breakfast makeover?Plastic storage containers or bento-style lunchboxes work well. But it’s easy to make a box yourself, too. For our breakfast bento we used a Trix cereal box – a perfect fit for our breakfast theme (and super easy,too)!Our breakfast bento is made by filling a cereal box with favorite breakfast picks in rainbowlicious colors -- from Trix Cereal to wildly hued fruits.Just cut the front of the box to make a cover that opens and closes, and line the bottom with waxed paper and napkins. Then add colorful bowls, paper liners and cookie cutters to make cute little food cubbies.Small touches make bento boxes the bomb diggity. Use little cookie cutters to cut decorative shapes from slices of fruit. Separating the Trix cereal by color a great display,too. (Get the kids to help with this fun sorting task.)The possibilities for breakfast bento boxes are endless. Add a cup of yogurt or some cubes of cheese, if you want – it’s up to you. Have fun, be creative and colorize your breakfast!There it is! Colorful, easy and mega delish. What a wild way to start the day!

100’s of Make Ahead Breakfast Bento Box Ideas I have been working with my dietitian, Kristin at Grounded Health again and she is helping my with the meal I struggle with the most. Breakfast. My criteria for breakfast: Filling Make Ahead Portable No reheat required Protein packed No muffins or pancakes So, Kristen advised me to make the balanced breakfast of 2 eggs, fruit, and 1 ounce cheese. Well, was this ever life changing! These breakfasts met all of my demands! And…. there are SO MANY combinations to be made to keep it interesting. Rice dishes

When Japanese people pack Bento/Obento, they often consider rice dishes as the main dish. So simply fill half of your bento box with Plain cooked rice, or in Onigiri rice ball form, or seasoned rice dishes such as Fried rice, Omurice, or Takikomi gohan.

For more different types of rice dish options, look here. Also there are many different variations of Onigiri Rice balls in terms of filling.

RecipeTin Japan explains very well about different fillings of Onigiri Japanese rice balls.

Pickled Plum shares a recipe of chicken filling : Chicken & Spicy Mayo


Breakfast Bento Box – Packed with Protein and Healthy Fats

For meals on the go, nothing beats bento! In this breakfast bento box, we combine fresh fruit, protein, and healthy fats from European olives. It is so delicious, you will reach for this bento combo morning, noon, and night!

This post is sponsored by European Olives.

How many hours do you think we parents spend a day feeding our families? I haven’t counted – but I often feel like all I do is prepare a meal, clean up after that meal, and then start another meal.

With my kids home 24/7 right now due to the pandemic, I am packing up bento boxes just to give myself a break for some meals.

If you need quick meal ideas for mornings on the run, lunches for school or work, or dinners you can just grab out of the fridge, take some inspiration from the Mediterranean diet and make tapa-inspired bento boxes.

We loaded these breakfast bento boxes with fresh berries, grapes, and mandarin oranges for a sweet, juicy hit of vitamin C…

Then we added deli meat, firm cheese, and hard-boiled eggs for much needed morning protein…

And then rounded it all up with some healthy fats in flavour-packed Gordal olives…

Gordal olives also referred to as “queen olives” or “table olives”, have a savoury, delicate flavour, and are perfect for all kinds of tapas, appetizers — and bento boxes!

European olives are affordable, low in calories, (one serving of 7 table olives has 37 calories,) and they contain an ideal mix of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fiber, oleic acid, and antioxidants.

Did you know that table olives are a good source of vitamin E? And black table olives also provide you with iron.

Adding European Olives is an easy, inexpensive way to make a balanced, healthy, delectable breakfast on the go.


Rainbow Bento Box

Pack this Rainbow Bento Box for lunch to keep your children’s brains charged with several servings of fruits and veggies!

Ingredients

  • 2 red mini sweet peppers, sliced
  • 1 mandarin, peeled and segmented
  • 1 kiwi, sliced
  • ½ cup sugar snap peas
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup red seedless grapes
  • 1 large spinach tortilla wrap
  • 1 tablespoon hummus
  • 2 slices provolone cheese
  • 2 ounces low-sodium deli-sliced turkey
  • ½ cup baby spinach, chopped

Directions

Assemble two lunchboxes, each with half of the peppers, mandarin, kiwi, snap peas, blueberries and grapes, leaving space for sliced turkey wrap.

To assemble turkey wrap, lay tortilla on flat surface. Spread with hummus and top with cheese, turkey and chopped spinach. Roll up tightly and slice into 1-inch thick rounds. Add half to each lunchbox.

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Brown Bear Bento Box with Rainbow Fruit Salad

by Trish James // August 5, 2015

Enjoy this vibrant yet cozy bento box as you snuggle up and explore the colors of the rainbow through Eric Carle’s beloved children’s book Brown Bear, Brown Bear.

Challenge your little ones to eat a fruit or vegetable that matches the color of animals on the page and find out which is their favorite!

Nutrition Tip: This fruit-packed meal is naturally low in fat, sodium, and calories, and has cholesterol.

For other Eric Carle mealtime inspiration, check out a few of our other recipes based on his books.

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