Back to school bento box

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Y’all some days I go alll out and other days I throw it in a bag. 🤣

So don’t think I always have it together and do it well. But I do enjoy creativity and food so this is fun for me.

Angry bird bento box

I made a grilled cheese and cut it in strips to use to build a fort then used green grapes and black gel.

I used Baybel cheese to create an angry bird and a kiwi as the monster.

Then black olives with carrot piece as a nose. It isn’t perfection but the concept is there.


Minions is one of our favorite movies so what better way to create a bento box.

I used a Hostess Twinkie and black icing Edible eye ball then I did the same thing with a banana.

I used mini corn dogs with edible eyeballs to create little minions.

Dooo doooo dooo dooo baby shark

Because who doesn’t want that song stuck in their head?

I used kitchen scissors to cut a shark like shape out of the bread for the sandwich.

Then I made blue jello and cut a pair to make the waves. I added goldfish, berries for ocean and yogurt raisins.

Spring time bento box

I used a hot dog and crescent roll to make a snail then I used a flower cookie cutter to make watermelon flowers.

I added blue jello for the sky and green grapes for the grass.

Ohh the kids loved this chicken and waffles theme.

This is super easy. I used frozen mini waffles and frozen chicken nuggets. I added Cascadian cereal, Greek yogurt, apples with cinnamon, and natural honey for dipping !

We love our Bentgo container

They are perfect for keeping things separate and dish wash great!

I hope you enjoyed some of my ideas. If you make any I would love to see!

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Bento box craze

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Not gonna lie, I might have an obsession and I might be a little bit crazy.

I get questioned by people how, why, and where do I get these? Even the craziest of all is it a subscription? I almost died laughing. But maybe I’m onto a gold mind. Just kidding. I’ve been told I’m extra. I’m not sure, extra is the world but it’s what I’ll use now.

Anyways, I like to go above and beyond for my kids in ALL things. I like to be ME. I like to try my best… and then I like to get a babysitter and order pizza. BALANCE.

Anyways, I am going to do a few updated bento boxes.

Super cute, super easy spring flower bento.

I used this Flower cookie cutter for the sandwich and apple.

I used Ezekiel bread , low fat cheddar, and organic ham grilled cheese.

Then I cut the apple in half and cut the front half off to push the flower cookie cutter through and topped both with a strawberry.

I added some popcorn with some colorful and flower sprinkles.

The DINO bento box is always a favorite and comes in different ways.

This bento included a Dino cheese cut out using these cookie cutters.

Added some rolled up ham, then a “green forest” of grapes and broccoli.

The best part is the Sugar free blue jello with the Dried mango turned into fish with Edible food pen.

They also get a snack at 10:30 and 3:30 so could add more cheese and meat if it needs to be more substantial.

This is also a regular and one of my favorites.

Out of this world bento !

I hand cut carb balance tortilla into a star and add cut up ham, cheese, and spinach. You can add whatever toppings you want.

Then I put Greek yogurt with some black Sparkle gel and sprinkles for the galaxy.

Then for the alien I cut and deseed a green apple use the same gel to glue Edible eye.

The is also a favorite and easy go to which so much option to edit.

Race car theme. This one isn’t to pretty. Sometimes packing them makes it difficult.

You can use a bun, but I just used a hot dog with baby tomatoes cut in half and green cheese to stick it together.

I cute some cheese in triangles for “cones”

Then I used carrot chips for “orange light. ”

Then I did a stop light apple assembly. I use Granny Smith and jazz Apple to create the red and yellow.

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Holiday/ winter bento boxes

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Happy Holidays and New Years!

Man, oh man. Life has been crazy busy. Even with a break from school and activities the holidays kept us on the go.

So here is a little late post on some fun holiday bento boxes and breakfast I have made lately!

Fall // Turkey Themed bento box !

Corn bread turkey with apples for the feathers.

Spiral zed carrots and healthy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.

Ghost themed bento box

This one was a big hit with the kids!

Ghost shaped quesadillas , with frozen peas and edible eyeballs, black beans in purple silicone muffin wrapper, with purple grapes.

Nutella bear toast

Super easy and super fun!

Whole wheat toast with a Nutella bear topped with banana nose and blue berry eyes. Super easy and fun. You can always improvise and use fruit or things you have on hand.

Snowman winter wonderland bento

I used mini bagels and reduced fat cream cheese with raisins and strawberries for the snowman’s face and added some marshmallows for some fun snow! I added some left over turkey and red and green fruit for the Christmas theme!

Christmas minion

This was another favorite of the kid! But you could totally do any theme minions with a banana.

Once again I used the edible eye balls which I order from amazon, but can be bought from craft stores or Walmart. I used washable marker because it doesn’t bleed through the skin of the banana and they won’t be eating it anyway. Put some popcorn underneath the bananas for an extra snack and snow look.

I added cut up snap peas and raspberries for some more red and green Christmas theme! Then some cut up meat and cheese for extra protein !

Lastly, just a fun quick breakfast and improvised with what we had on hand!

Lion protein pancake

We used our go to protein pancake mix from kodiak and added milk and egg for more protein!

I made one large pancake and one small for the nose.

Then we used a clementine orange around the face for the main and then banana and blueberries for the face.

Once again you can use anything you have on hand to make eating fun and healthy!

I would love to know if you use any of my ideas!

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Halloween food fun

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Who doesn’t love Halloween? I love making themed food for holidays and parties. Halloween is one of my favorites.

Look at these eyeball tacos !

Who doesn’t love tacos? You can but store bought meatballs or make your own. Put some lettuce and cheese in the bottom of taco shell, then 2 meatballs, and use sour cream to stick cut olives for eyes!

Super simple and great for kids and adults.

One of the biggest hits with the kids are the mummy hotdogs!

Super simple and what kid doesn’t love hot dogs?!

Use packed dough or crescent rolls cut in long strips and wrap around hotdog leaving some space for eyes. Bake at 375f for 12-15 min! Add eyeballs or use black olives!

Spider pizza bites! Again who doesn’t love pizza?

Use store bought biscuits, push in muffin tins, add pizza sauce, and cheese. Bake 375f for 15-20 min. Add black olives and use food color pen to draw some legs.

Then look how cute these monster eye cookies are! We actually bought a kid at target but could be easily made with out one. Dye done cookie dough to desired color, bake according to directions, add some eyeballs!

Something fun for the family to do together!

Lastly, here is a super easy fun breakfast for Halloween week!

I just grabbed 1/2 dozen of donuts at the grocery store for 2$. Used some candy to make a face and sprinkles and icing to make Halloween colors!

Or you could let kids decorate themselves for a fun halloween breakfast activity!

I will be adding some fall / Halloween themed bento boxes next week!

What’s your favorite holiday to make themed food for?

I hope you love themed food as much as I do 😍😍

Xx maygen


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Hey, I know packing lunch can be frustrating and sometimes you don’t know what to pack. But, I am here to help! I have some fun ideas and they seriously take barley anytime. I enjoy meal planning and grocery shopping, not everyone does. So, for those who want some help or don’t feel that they are creative, I am here to help!

First up is the DINO BENTO BOX, because lets face it most 3 year olds are obsessed with Dinos.


Promise this BENTO BOX IS EASY PEASY: Just takes a little planning and supplies.

It is lunch meat with a cheese dino made from a cookie cutter on amazon. DINO COOKIE CUTTER.

Broccoli trees and cucumber forest.

BOILED DINO EGG over olive rocks. Use a food color pen to draw the “cracked egged.” This pen will come in handy!  food color pen.

Container for ranch for the veggies because lets face it, if your toddler eat veggies they need ranch right? mini containers

Plus, I threw in an extra vegan muffin for more food. We get them at our local HEB and the kids love them. Low sugar, real ingredients, no dairy!

Next Bento box up is… OUT OF THIS WORLD BENTO BOX


SERIOUSLY, super easy! I made this all the night before.

I actually used a “snowflake” cookie cutter because I didn’t have a star. Literally carb balance tortilla, lunch meat, and slice of cheese. Use the cookie cutter to cute the shape out before putting it on skillet.

Next is a protein muffin with a little sugar free chocolate syrup and some sprinkles for the GALAXY. I made these protein muffins in bulk and stick some in the freezer to have on hand. I use the KODIAK MIX, with extra egg and almond milk for more protein and fat.

Then the alien apple, take a green apple cut it in half and use gel or cream cheese to stick the EYEBALLS on.

(( see it is possible to be a amazon prime mom and a pintrest mom, because all my thinks are amazon))



Cresent Octopus over pepperoni and olive rocks. To make the octopus, I used annie’s canned crescent rolls. I took one triangle and cut 7 strips. After that, I took the left over corner and cut a cheese stick piece off and rolled the crescent around it. Next, I took the legs and attached them to the head and added olive pieces for the eyes. Baked in the oven at 325f for 12 min.

Kiwi turtle cut 3 grapes in half and used a slice of kiwi, I used toothpicks to stick through the kiwi and stick through the grapes.

Then through some gold fish, because what kid doesn’t love gold fish. Oh and its easy.

But, y’all one of the best tips I can give, is making it the night before. Plus, planning. I know that part is easier said than done.

Next Bento Box, The Weather Bento Box. image4.jpeg

I used kitchen siscors to cut out a cloud, then i filled it with GREEN CREAM CHEESE from my favorite site BABY FOODE.

Blueberry rain and cheese cloud.

Once again, I used the edible marker and eyeballs linked above.

Some lunches are more creative and time consusiming than others. Besides, making the cream cheese this bento box took seconds. Make the spread the night before and it makes life so much easier!

Okay, next up on the list the the RACE CAR box. I thought it would be one of my son’s favorite because, he loves cars and apples. But, he wasn’t a big fan of the thick bread for the sandwich. I still think it is a cute idea though and can always be modified.


CAR SANDWICH using fresh baked bread at HEB with applegate turkey and cheese, using toothpicks for the cucumber tires.

Then ORANGE TRAFFIC cones, used a cheez it and cut a carrot into a triangle using ranch to stick them together.

Then stop light apples. Red, yellow, and green apples.

Last BENTO BOX for this post.




This one isn’t the prettiest but, it was fun.

I used a green spinach tortilla and used kitchen siscorrs to cut it into the shapes I wanted then filled the body of the tortilla with pizza sauce, pepperoni, and mozzarella.

Over blueberry water.

With a cheese and mac and cheese sun. I used a circle cheese and made a face with black olives and pepperoni and macaroni around the circle.


WELLLL, I hope that everyone enjoyed some fun lunch ideas. Does anyone have anything that they would like to see?

I am thinking not about themes, but maybe colors or letters. Plus, I will make one about NO sandwiches.

What are your kids favorite things to eat? Maybe I can incorporate them into some fun lunch ideas!

Have a great weekend!