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Bento Lunchbox Idea with Mott’s® Applesauce!

This shop and Bento Lunchbox creation has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BTSwithMotts #CollectiveBias

Back to school is just around the corner, my friends! Are you ready? Don’t worry, I’m not either. You’re not alone! This past weekend I finally bought my oldest daughter’s uniforms. I haven’t even begun to shop for school supplies and school starts in 2 weeks. Let the panic begin… ahhh!!!!

Bento lunchbox with Mott's #BTSwithMotts

This weekend, along with my uniform shopping spree, I bought these nifty bento boxes for my kids for back to school. I pack all 3 kiddos’ lunches on a weekly basis for school, so they  needed a really durable container that would hold all of their lunch in one organized place.

Bento Lunch idea #BTSwithMotts

I hate using several different containers or bags as it creates a lot of waste and dishes for me to do later. Ugh! I have always loved the idea of Bento lunches because their lunch can be packed in a super fun, organized way which will really encourage them to eat the healthy things I put in there.

Bento Lunchbox Idea Savory #BTSwithMotts

On the savory side of the Bento, I used toothpicks, inserted them into cherry tomatoes and carrots and attached them all to a semi-circle chunk of cucumber to hold them in place, thus creating veggie balloons. I made ham & cheese kabobs by dicing cooked ham and slicing a string cheese stick into small chunks and sliding them onto a toothpick. I also made cucumber & ranch dip crackers using sliced mini cucumbers, buttery crackers and a ranch veggie dip spread on the cracker. I cut a small paper cup in half and filled it with cheese fish crackers. Using cups in a Bento helps  keep small items from sliding around and jumbling together with the other foods. Like I said, it is great for organization!

Bento Lunch idea Sweet #BTSwithMotts

The sweet side of this Bento is just as delicious with a Mott’s® Applesauce  topped with a paper umbrella (I inserted it straight  into the lid and it acts as a stopper with no leaking!), a cup of chocolate bear graham crackers and raspberry and blackberry skewers on decorative toothpicks.

Motts Applesauce at Dollar General #BTSwithMotts

I really love Mott’s® Apple Sauce and their apple juice for myself and the kids. They are both great for back to school lunches as they help keep things convenient for me and yummy for my kids! Not to mention, they’re super nutritious.. and I am all about that!

Mott's Dollar General

I don’t live too far from a Dollar General, which is great because I was able to pick up the Mott’s® Applesauce  and Mott’s Apple Juice there for a good price and be in and out in no time. From nowow until August 23rd, Mott’s® Apple Juice is $2.00 and Mott’s® Applesauce is $2.25 at Dollar General. You definitely can get more Mott’s® for your money with these deals!

Bento Lunchbox Idea

I really love the creativity that Bento boxes bring and the excitement that my kids get on their faces when they see what I’ve made for them! I know there will be a lot more Bento-ing going on in my family now that I’ve got these great boxes to pack their lunches in, so I am excited to experiment with what I can do!

Do you make Bento lunches for yourself or your kids? I’d love to hear your Bento ideas in the comments below!

Hey! Meet Vanessa

A foodie, crafty, homeschooling mom of 3, who loves her Happy Planner and all things Mid Century Modern!


A foodie, crafty, homeschooling mom of 3, who loves her Happy Planner and all things Mid Century Modern!

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