Bento boxes (Image source Pinterest) originate from Japanese cuisine it is there version of a lunchbox. However our adaptation of a bento boxes it to include a selection of food into your child’s lunch box. These portions are quite small and four types of food is a good number to include.
Silicon cupcake cases are a good way of dividing up the selection of foods in a lunchbox or you can but lunchboxes with compartments in. Otherwise sandwich bags can also be used.
Tiffinboxes are similar to bento boxes but originate from India and have a similar concept.
Foods which you can put into lunchboxes to resemble a Tiffin/bento box
Fruit- skewers, selection of berries, wedges and salads. Mangoes, melons, grapes and pineapple are easy to eat and don’t discolour when pre-chopped.
Vegetables- carrot, cucumber, peppers, celery sticks, cherry tomatoes and dip (hummus), selection of roasted root vegetables, Spanish omelette
Dried fruit and nuts- yoghurt coated dried fruit, honey roasted cashews.
Poultry and meat- sticky chicken drumsticks, chicken balls, skewers of beef or chicken
Pasta salads- prawn and avocado, chicken, sweetcorn and cherry tomatoes.
Homemade muffins, banana bread and cookies, trail mix or flapjack bars are nice but not for everyday as they contain quite a bit of sugar.
You can find more lunchbox ides on Lunch Box recipes section on the website.