Whoo’s hungry for an owl bento box lunch?

My kids love it when I pack them a cute lunch to bring to school. And I love that this fun lunch can be assembled in minutes and doesn’t take any longer to make than a regular school lunch. It features a sandwich that is decorated as a super cute owl and some fresh veggies and fruit. But there’s more – a yummy dessert of yogurt, granola and berries. It’s nutritious, delicious and so much fun!

Preparation

  1. Place the sandwich in a bento box.
  2. Let’s make the owl! Slice 3 circles off your radish. Place 2 of these circles on the sandwich for the eyes and slice the other piece in half for the owl’s wings. Cut the ends off the black olives and place them on the radish eyes. Finally, slice 3 round slices off your carrot. Cut each of these rounds into triangles and place them on your owl sandwich: 2 for the ears and 1 for the beak.
  3. Take the cucumber and make 3 slices lengthwise along the cucumber as shown. Place these cucumber slices in the bento box, alternating between green sides and cut sides.
  4. Using a melon baller, make some watermelon balls. Place these in the bento box and finish filling up with fresh blueberries.
  5. For dessert, fill a container with Greek vanilla yogurt. Fill another container with granola and blueberries. Keep them separate until ready to eat, so that the granola doesn’t get soggy. When ready to eat, mix them together and enjoy!
  6. Finish the lunch off with Natrel 2% Fine-Filtered Milk. Keep the milk chilled with ice packs in the lunch bag.The use of the Mason jar in the photos is for presentation only. We recommend using a plastic container or an insulated bottle to carry milk in a lunch box.

Jill Dubien

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Jill blogs at Meet the Dubiens, where she shares lots of fun foods and crafts for kids.

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