15 Back to School Easy Bento Ideas & Recipes

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  • It’s back to school time.  Discover new bento ideas and inspirations for packing school lunches!

    Chicken Meatball Bento: Get the Recipe

    Chicken Meatball Bento on a table.

    Delicious soft and tender chicken meatball packed with ham flower, fruits, crab salad, egg, and broccoli in a stylish bento box.

    How To Make Bento: Read Bento 101 Tutorial

    Bento boxes on a table.

    Need help making Bento?  Here are some helpful tips and tools on how to make healthy and colorful bento.

    Sanshoku (Tri-color) Bento: Get the Recipe

    Sanshoku Bento with strawberry on a table.

    Beautiful bento tastes twice as good.  Enjoy this colorful Sanshoku Bento with sweet ground chicken, salmon flakes, scrambled egg, and strawberries.

    Egg Salad Sandwich Bento: Get the Recipe

    Egg Salad Sandwich Bento with fruits on a table.

    No time to prep?  This simple and delicious egg sandwich with mayo, salt, and pepper take just a few min to prepare.  Perfect for a quick lunch.

    Hamburger Steak Bento: Get the Recipe

    Hamburger Steak Bento on a wooden table.

    Want a meatier option for lunch?  Japanese hamburger (hambagu) steak bento with broccoli, tomato, celery, and corn.

    Bento Side Dishes: Get the Recipe

    Bento foods on a table.

    Decorate your lunch with these quick and easy bento side dishes.  Secret to beautiful bento is add side dishes with various colors.

    Tonkatsu Bento: Get the Recipe

    Tonkatsu Bento on a wooden table.

    Deep fried pork chop, need I say more?  This flavorful bento includes Tonkatsu, tomato, golden kiwi, and brocolli.

    Asparagus Beef Roll Bento: Get the Recipe

    Asparagus Beef Roll Bento on a wooden table.

    Asparagus beef roll bento with edamame, tomatoes, and Onigiri (Japanese rice ball).  Yummy!

    Food Safety Tips for Bento: Read more

    Pink Bento box with rice and a meatball on a wooden table.

    There are a few important tips for to properly pack your bento.  Follow these simple tips for food safety.

    Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Bento: Get the Recipe

    Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Bento and rice ball on a table.

    Sweet and flavorful chicken drummett bento with sauteed cabbage, Tamagoyaki, tomatoes, and fresh fruits.  Enjoy with onigiri.

    Soboro Bento: Get the Recipe

    Soboro Bento on a wooden table.

    Colorful bento with sweet tender ground chicken, green peas, egg, and fruits.  Mix up the color and have a bento party!

    Karaage Bento: Get the Recipe

    Karaage Bento on a table.

    Karaage bento with tamagoyaki, broccoli, tomato, spinach sautee, and Onigiri.  Include both protein and vegetables for a healthy meal.

    How To Make Onigiri (Rice Ball): Get the Recipe

    Onigiri, Rice Balls on a plate.

    Onigiri with ume (plum), okaka (bonito flake), and salted salmon.  Sometimes simple is best.

    How To Make Cute Bento: Get the Recipe

    Sandwich bento on a table.

    Cute animal sandwich bento made with cheese, ham, nori.  Be creative and make different sandwiches to go with different animal characters!

    Watch the video on How To Make Bento: Click Here

    How To Make Bento Video Clip

    Here is a video offering helpful tips and tools on how to make healthy and colorful bento!

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