Bento box for kids

Bento box for kids

12 ratings

Marlo, student


„I love when my parents give me this for lunch! My friends like it too, and asked their parents to make it for them.“

Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-1+
100 g
cheese (e.g. Emmentaler, Gouda)
5
red radishes
4 balls
mozzarella (in liquid, mini)
5
cherry tomatoes
8
chives (divided)
1
apple
1 piece
chocolate (milk or dark)
1 tbsp
parsley
30 g
plain yogurt
20 g
cream cheese
salt
pepper
Metric
Imperial
  • 100 g cheese (e.g. Emmentaler, Gouda)
  • 5  red radishes
  • 4 balls mozzarella (in liquid, mini)
  • 5  cherry tomatoes
  • 8  chives (divided)
  • 1  apple
  • 1 piece chocolate (milk or dark)
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 30 g plain yogurt
  • 20 g cream cheese
  • salt
  • pepper

Utensils

  • toothpicks
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • lunchbox
  • small bowl

Enjoy with

Homemade ice tea
Homemade iced tea is a wonderful alternative to overly sweetened store-bought drinks. Rooibos is a kid-friendly tea and can be mixed with juices or lemon and packed in a bottle to bring to school.

Nutrition per serving

Cal
683
Protein
41g
Fat
42g
Carb
35g

Step 1/4

Cube cheese. Clean red radishes without removing the stem to create mice. Use a small sharp knife to cut out eyes. Make small slits for the ears and place the small radish rounds left over from cutting the eyes into the slits.
  • 100 cheese
  • 5 red radishes
  • cutting board
  • knife

Cube cheese. Clean red radishes without removing the stem to create mice. Use a small sharp knife to cut out eyes. Make small slits for the ears and place the small radish rounds left over from cutting the eyes into the slits.

Step 2/4

For the caterpillars, halve mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes. For the head, slice pieces of chives, poke small holes in the head end, and stick chives into holes for antennas. Use a toothpick to poke holes for eyes. Arrange on a toothpick, alternating the mozzarella and tomato pieces.
  • 4 balls mozzarella
  • 5 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 chives
  • toothpicks

For the caterpillars, halve mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes. For the head, slice pieces of chives, poke small holes in the head end, and stick chives into holes for antennas. Use a toothpick to poke holes for eyes. Arrange on a toothpick, alternating the mozzarella and tomato pieces.

Step 3/4

For the crab, halve one apple and cut out the core. Core and cut the other half into thin slices for legs, and cut serrated edges into two slices for the claws. Carve out small holes for the eyes, and stick small pieces of chocolate into the holes. If desired, use toothpicks to hold everything together.
  • 1 apple
  • 1 piece chocolate

For the crab, halve one apple and cut out the core. Core and cut the other half into thin slices for legs, and cut serrated edges into two slices for the claws. Carve out small holes for the eyes, and stick small pieces of chocolate into the holes. If desired, use toothpicks to hold everything together.

Step 4/4

Finely chop parsley and chives. Mix herbs with yogurt and cream cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Arrange items in your child’s lunchbox or serve right away.
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 6 chives
  • 30 plain yogurt
  • 20 cream cheese
  • salt
  • pepper
  • lunchbox
  • small bowl

Finely chop parsley and chives. Mix herbs with yogurt and cream cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Arrange items in your child’s lunchbox or serve right away.