Latest Yumbox and Bentgo Lunches

Roundup of the latest Lunches packed in the Yumbox and Bentgo Kids: 

Coco2 Sandwich, Corn Cob, Roast Chicken, Boiled Egg, Carrot Sticks and Sugar Snap Peas with Raspberries.


Coco2 Sandwich, Salami Stick, Carrot Sticks, Peas, Strawberries and Raspberries.


Coco2 Sandwich, Apple, Carrots, Boiled Egg, Blackberries, Babybel, Rice Crackers.


Taco Wraps, Baby Cucumber, Blueberries, Boiled Egg, Carrots and Cherry Tomatoes


Hawaiian Pizza Bun, Carrots, Apricots, Raspberries, Strawberry, Cheese and Salami


Bentgo Kids: Tuna Corn and Mayo Wrap, Cheese snd Salami Cubes, Dried Apricots, Baby Carrots, Peas, Raspberries and Strawberries


Bentgo Kids: Funbites Sandwich Kabobs, Peas, Cheddar Babybel, Yoghurt Covered Apricots, Roast Chicken, Grapes and Strawberries



Wednesday Bentgo Lunch

Another lunch of favourite foods today for my fussy boy packed in the Bentgo Kids Lunchbox.

No sandwich again today as I’m trying to get him back onto other foods too because he’s had a fussy turn. 

Today’s main is roast chicken, carrot sticks and corn on the cob.

The second half of lunch is watermelon and rockmelon balls, peas, strawberry and something new: Veggie Straws. I’m hoping this one comes home empty! 

Do you have any tips for fussy eaters? I’d love to hear your experiences too.

– Mel

Tuesday Bentgo Lunch

Today’s lunch is packed in the Bentgo Kids and has a little bit of all my sons current acceptable foods. 

I keep trying to introduce new things but he has not been very willing. Today is a toned back lunch with the focus on the food. 

The main of this lunch is roast chicken, yoghurt with strawberries, yoghurt covered sultanas, five counties cheese slices, banana chips and bagel chips. 

The fruit and veg part of lunch is carrot sticks, grape kabob and a big strawberry.

Let’s hope this one comes back empty! He’s had a fussy turn and won’t eat salami or twiggy sticks at the moment or his favorite sugar snap peas or even banana. I just hope he will accept them again soon as he has limited foods he will eat and it’s getting pretty frustrating because I worry he will get bored of the same foods everyday. 

– Mel

Stegosaurus Bentgo Lunch

Monday is here again and what better way to start the week than with a Dinosaur lunch. I decided to go with a stegosaurus theme in the Bentgo today.

The first half of lunch is a spinach wrap sandwich, I used a dinosaur cutter with layers of chicken breast. Surrounding is salami stick slices and halved sugar snap peas.

The second half of lunch has yoghurt covered sultanas, babybel cheese with dino foot cut out, dino footprint shaped carrots, peas, marbled boiled egg, watermelon apple yoghurt with chopped grapes. 

I hope your week is off to a good start.

– Mel

Car Themed Bentgo Lunch

November has arrived! Halloween is done and dusted and it’s a new week. For today’s Monday lunch I went with a quick car theme in the Bentgo Kids box. 

We have polka dot corn (my sons new favorite thing) along with car carrots and cheddar babybel. 

I finally used the Car cutter from the transport set Ive wanted ever since I got into bento. I ended up having to get it from America and even then it’s a hard set to get hold of. But finally it’s in our collection! I used the car on the sandwiches and they fit perfectly in the top section of the bentgo. Aren’t they cute?!

I used the car shaped egg mould and discovered it is the perfect fit for the car silicone cups we have. Another thing my son is going to love in this lunch is the apple and grape cars. I saw these on Pinterest ages ago and always wanted to do them, I thought they’d go great with this lunch and they were easy too. He has the rest of the apple in a small container for fruit break. 

The end of the year is coming around so quick, it’s getting towards that time to think of Christmas. I don’t know about you but I’m so not organised or ready so I know it will become stressful soon. On the bright side it means Christmas lunches, Yay! 

– Mel

Mummy Bentgo Halloween Lunch

Today’s lunch is packed in the Bentgo Kids. I went with a mummy theme today and I think it turned out really cute, my son is really going to love this one!

It matches so well with the green Bentgo Kids too, my sons favorite colour is green so he loves it when I pack lunch in this one.

With his egg I sliced it uneven and twisted each slice around so it looked like mummy wrapping, add some eyes and you have an instant mummy! I’m trying peas for the first time in his lunch today, they are one of his top foods so I’m hoping they get gobbled up. I just used frozen ones and they will be thawed by now so they’re ready to go.  I made cacao and date protein balls yesterday and it’s a recipe I haven’t tried before but they turned out well and my youngest has already proclaimed they are YUMMY! Let’s hope my eldest agrees.

Slinky apples are another of his top foods and I thought it would go perfect with the mummy theme, again just add eyes and instant mummy! I used one of our Happy Halloween Picks in his dried apricots to bring some colour through.

I added another of the super cute Free Halloween Lunch Box Jokes from artsyfartsymama.

And my favourite part of the lunch: his Mummy Wrap. It’s a ham, cheese and carrot wrap using a wrap band to hold it together and I trimmed the excess then sliced them to be the mummy wrapping. No wastage and my son will eat it all, add some eyes and the mummy is so so cute! Plus some carrot sticks and alpha letters and this lunch is done.

I really enjoyed making this one, some days the ideas just flow and I have to pick only a few to fit in the lunchbox but it has come together really well. It may just be one of my favourite lunches so far, and I’ve made ALOT of lunches so it’s exciting to still get that excitement for them. I let my creativity run free and it works perfectly for us because when his lunches are fun my son will easily eat them up and enjoy his healthy food. That’s a Mum win in my book.

What do you do to take the mundane out of packing lunches and get the kids eating healthy? I’d love to hear what works in your family too!

– Mel

Bentgo Kids Lunchbox Review

With the new school term underway I thought I’d do a lunchbox review of the awesome Bentgo Kids Lunchbox.

Bentgo kids is a durable, leakproof, bento style lunchbox. This lunchbox is designed for kids aged 3-7 but I think it would suit toddlers as well as small appetite kids. It is BPA and PVC free.

The lunchbox has 5 compartments which are each individually sealed and completely leakproof to prevent any food leakages or mixing of foods. You can pack yoghurt in one, carrots in another as well as a sandwich, raisins and watermelon (or anything your heart desires) all the while everything is separate; all in one box! No separate containers or bags, the kids open it up and everything is there ready to go. This frees up their precious eating time and also means only one container to keep track of, no lids to lose and less for us to have to wash!

The lunchbox is compiled of an outer and a tray. Once inserted the tray sort of clicks in because it’s on a slant on one edge. It will not get stuck to the lid which happens often in the yumbox. A lot of people compare it to the yumbox original but I can say from experience in using both the bentgo and yumbox it is much easier to pack things like sandwiches and wraps and in the bentgo.
Product Specifications:
Container Dimensions: 21.6cm x 16.6cm x 4.6cm
Tray Dimensions: 20.6cm x 15.1cm x 4cm
Capacity: 3 cups (to the top including the dipper)

Bentgo Kids compared to yumbox original, both hold the same amount of food but the larger cavity on the Bentgo is much more user friendly, I like the style better and also the rubber edging for durability and non slip.

The bentgo kids has 2 clasps which are easy enough for young ones to open and keep lunch nice and secure.

Another great feature on the bentgo kids is the rubber edging. It makes it durable to deal with kids dropping it and it also makes the lunchbox non slip. This is especially helpful when it’s on the kids laps as it prevents their lunch falling on the ground or slipping off the table.

It has really cool hinges as well which I find makes it easier to close.

So how does it fare packing lunch? Here is a few of the many lunches we’ve packed in the bentgo kids, it’s extremely versatile, fun and durable. A big thumbs up from us!

These are my personal opinions and experiences from using the bentgo kids Lunchbox.

Ours are from Trendy Lil Treats. Bentgo Kids is available in blue, green and purple.
Have you used a Bentgo Kids Lunchbox? I’d love to hear your opinions and experiences too!
– Mel