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Pasta Bento Box

healthy bento box

I love it when the stars and the moon align, and everyone in my family likes eating the same one-dish meal. I know risotto is always going to be a winner, and I’ve learned that anything with bite-sized animal shaped pasta is going to be a hit, too… except for my poor husband who has to bring a lunch made of zoo pasta to work.

This bento is made with Eat Your Veggies Pasta Salad – it’s full of vegetables that are cut up really small, so little ones can’t easily pick them out. It’s lightly seasoned, has beans for protein, and keeps in the fridge for several days for easy lunches. I added some animals cut out of bell pepper for fun (see my tutorial here).

There’s also golden raisins in the smallest compartment, cut up fruit (orange, kiwi, and blackberries), mozzarella-and-bell pepper cup (with panda picks), and kalamata olives with cat picks (I have an eccentric preschooler who adores olives). I also tossed in some of My Favorite Popcornto fill it out.

This bento was a cinch to assemble if you make the pasta salad the night before – and, extra bonus, you’ll have lunch, too! Pictured is my Planet box lunch box sytem.

bento box


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