Simple Fall Themed Bento Lunch for Kids

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Do you have a picky eater in the house who regularly says things like “I had a sandwich yesterday” or “I don’t like that”? Well I do, and it’s forced me to come up with some simple and creative ways to make a healthy school lunch that the kids will actually want to eat. This simple fall themed bento lunch is deliciously healthy and fun, especially when paired with a box of Mott’s® 100% Apple Juice which is an excellent source of vitamin C.

Motts Apple Juice and Simple Fall Themed Bento Lunch for Kids

There are certain foods and images that immediately come to mind when I think about fall, such as: apples, pumpkins, and spice. My fall themed bento features a cute owl sandwich sitting atop a nest of pretzel sticks, a clementine pumpkin, crinkle cut carrots, and some fall leaf shaped slices of Cheddar cheese. For a big eater or to provide a snack for later, I would add one of the new Mott’s® Snack & Go applesauce pouches.

Simple Fall Themed Bento Lunch for Kids

Owl Sandwich – I used bologna to make the owl sandwich, but PB&J or any deli meat would be fine. Use a large round cookie cutter or open end of a beverage glass to cut the bread and the meat. For the eyes, cut two large rounds from a slice of American cheese. Top the cheese circles with two slices from a Mozzarella or Provolone cheese stick. Cut a triangle nose from the American cheese scraps. Use pretzel sticks to build a nest below the owl.

Fall Themed Bento Lunch for Kids

Pumpkin – For the pumpkin you will want the smallest variety of orange you can find. I used a clementine and added a piece of green pepper for the stem.

Sneak in some additional veggies by adding some crinkle cut or baby carrots.

Fall Themed Bento Featuring Mott's Snack & Go Applesauce Pouches

Mott’s® 100% Apple Juice and Mott’s® Snack & Go applesauce pouches are both delicious and nutritious. They’re so convenient for packing into school lunches and for when you’re on-the-go. Just toss one into your purse or your child’s backpack. Learn more about these great Mott’s®. products for kids from their website.

Imagine the smile on your child’s face when they open their lunchbox at school or daycare and see this fun fall themed lunch. Keeping lunchtime healthy and fun is simple to do with the right ingredients and a few simple tricks.

What are some of your favorite, fun lunchbox ideas?

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  1. I love these bento box ideas! The owl is adorable and the pumpkin is a super cute idea!

  2. Your bento box is so adorable! We use lots of Mots juices and applesauce in our family! Love the quality and the simplicity!

  3. I love your owl bento! We’ve started making bento boxes to entice my 3 year old to eat more variety – one thing I never have to worry about is him drinking his Motts Apple Juice though…

  4. You are so creative, can I come to your house for lunch? I love everything on the plate, especially the leaf shaped cheese.

  5. courtney b says:

    omg I love this !:) so cute..

  6. so cute! my kid takes his lunch to school every day too and I have a feeling that themed-lunches will be a must. Thanks for the ideas!

  7. ADORABLE! I love the Bento Box things I see. I tell myself I am going to do things like them but then don’t.

  8. That is SUCH a cute lunch! I need to make that for my son!

  9. The orange “pumpkin” is genius.

  10. I love the orange pumpkin, but would have to go with a celery stick stem… my daughter loves celery.

  11. Very clever use of the bell pepper for the pumpkin stem! I love your bento box.

  12. I adore the citrus pumpkin!! :) I can’t wait until M passes more food so I can do little lunches like this :)

  13. Your Bento box is so cute! I love your little owl sandwich!

  14. How cute. I love the pumpkin. Not to mention I love Motts!

  15. Oh the orange is adorable and love the owl I wish I would have done this when my boys were young maybe they would have tried more.

  16. very creative lunch presentation love it

  17. Very cute and would help a lot for those picky eaters, during lunch time.

  18. I love the owl sandwich, and it is so easy to do!

  19. what a fantastic, fun idea!

  20. OMGosh! This is the cutest bento lunch ever and I just LOVE that orange! Too cute!

  21. What a cute lunch!

  22. That is a seriously cute theme!

  23. Very cute lunchbox idea!!

  24. That is adorable!! I just wish my daughter ate more than peanut butter sandwich!

  25. The bento is so cute!! The kids would be so proud to have a box like that!!

  26. Tiffany Dover says:

    These are adorable! I would have never thought about the owl face! Our toddler loves Motts for tots by the way! We have yet to try the snack and go but will be very soon!

  27. I love the bell pepper in the orange! So cute and love your bento box.

  28. That is the most adorable lunch! I love the orange with the “green stem”!

  29. That owl is adorable!

  30. The clementine pumpkin is genius! I love Bento boxes and you’re so creative.

  31. Rebecca Parsons says:

    Now this is creative. My favorite thing is the orange with green pepper for a stem how cute.

  32. How cute! We are huge Mott’s fans in our household too :)

  33. I know some people who are getting owl sandwiches and clementine pumpkins for lunch this week. That is too cute not to make.

  34. Adorable! And so creative.

  35. I love kids bento boxes. For the longest time I have been wanting to start it but I don’t think I would ever stop and honestly, I don’t think I have time for all of that.

  36. How cute. We actually have all of the ingredients to make that lunch in the pantry/fridge now. Maybe I will have to try it out.

    Our boys love Mott’s Snack & Go applesauce.

  37. So so cute! My son would love this – we need to try them!

  38. How adorable! The clementine pumpkin is my favorite, just too cute.

  39. That is such a cute little lunch! I can’t wait til you can buy clementines here again. My son was bugging me for “oranges” again today.

  40. That “pumpkin” is brilliant! I love bentos.

  41. The pumpkin is adorable.

  42. Michelle F. says:

    so cute! love the “pumpkin” orange

  43. I wish I’d known about bentos when my kids were packing lunches. I would have been ALL over this. That’s just adorable!

  44. Stacey Roberson says:

    These are some cute and healthy ideas! My son will be starting pre-school next week and I’ve been trying to figure out what I’m going to make for his lunches.

  45. great idea for picky eaters i love it

  46. Tami Vollenweider says:

    I love what you came up with for their lunch,especially the Owl Sandwich! This so much better than the plain peanut butter & Jelly sandwich.

  47. the owl is so cute! great idea

  48. SOOOO cute! I love the cheese cut into leaf shapes! I know my daughter will love that. I can’t wait to try it tomorrow!

  49. I love these creative lunch ideas! Ihope my son would appreciate it instead of rushing to trade food witht he other boys in the lunchroom!

  50. I Love the Fall Themed Bento lunch idea. This would be great for my great nephews.

  51. Aww! I love this idea with the Bento lunchs. It’s so hard to get them to eat and this is a fun and exciting way to give them some interest. Thanks for the super idea!

  52. so very creative, what kid could resist!? very nice!

  53. Love this, the owl is so freaking cute! I can’t wait to make for the boys.

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  55. Teresa Moore says:

    I love this!

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