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Halloween Bento Box

This bento box is a great way to use up leftover odds and ends. And it’s adorable – string cheese with those itchy spider rings? Definitely.

easy halloween school lunch

There’s tons of variations on this, too – I used tofu shaped like a moon for some protein, but you could make my quick and easy hardboiled ghost egg instead.

But for this box as shown, I used a crescent moon cookie cutter, a cat cookie cutter, a tiny pumpkin cookie cutter, and some spider rings. I also used a spiralizer for some carrot “pasta” and a Nori Punch for the moon’s face.

halloween school lunch

For the ingredients, I used up a lot of leftover odds and ends: a little tofu, some grapes, a slice of orange bell pepper, as well as some cute cat shaped pasta we found at Home Goods.

So let’s get started!

Total Time: about 10 minutes

Spooky Bento Box

Add a little Halloween fun to lunch with this easy to assemble bento box!


1 string cheese

1 carrot, grated or spiralized into "pasta"

1 small piece of tofu

a few grapes, cut in half

a small piece of orange bell pepper

fun shape pasta (we found cat pasta at Home Goods)

splash of olive oil and vinegar

a little bit of frozen vegetables (I used some from a bag of mixed diced carrots and peas)

salt and pepper


  1. In a small pot, bring water to a boil and cook the pasta. Drain.
  2. Return the pot to the stove, add a splash of olive oil and cook your shaped tofu, about a minute on each side. Put it in the lunchbox on a bed of carrot "pasta" and hold the nori punch over the tofu as you make the face.
  3. In the same saucepan, cook the frozen peas and carrots until they're soft while you assemble the rest of the lunchbox.
  4. If you want, thread a toothpick through the grape halves to keep them from moving around.
  5. Using a vegetable peeler, quickly peel the skin off the bell pepper. Use a cookie cutter (like a pumpkin) to make your shape.
  6. Put the spider rings over the string cheese.
  7. Stir the peas and carrots into the cat pasta, and add a drizzle of olive oil and vinegar to taste.

easy halloween bento ideas




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