Dinosaur Bento Lunch

This dinosaur bento lunch is sure to be a big hit with your kids. With cheese, veggies and fruit, it’s a healthy and fun option…


This dinosaur bento lunch is sure to be a big hit with your kids. With cheese, veggies and fruit, it’s a healthy and fun option for a lunch or snack.

Dinosaur Bento Lunch for Kids

This dinosaur bento lunch comes from a contributor, Carla, and I just love it! The cheese and apple dinosaurs are just too cute. I loved dinosaurs as a kid, and my little guy seems to be following suit. Who doesn’t like dinosaurs, am I right?

In addition to the cheese and apple dinosaurs, you’ll find other yummy additions like celery, peanut butter, pretzels and more. Heck, this is a lunch that I’d love even as an adult. And unlike all those sugary or pre-packaged snacks, you can feel good about serving this one to your kids.

What you need to make a dinosaur bento:

  • Peanut butter
  • Celery
  • Apples
  • Cheddar cheese slices
  • Baby spinach leaves
  • Black olives (or grapes if your kid doesn’t like olives)
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Baby carrots
  • Cupcake liners (paper or silicone)
  • Dinosaur cookie cutter

Dinosaur Bento Snack

How to make a dinosaur bento lunch:

1. Use the cookie cutters to cut dinosaur shapes into the cheese and apple slices. (Tip: To keep the apple slices from turning brown, add them to a bowl of lemon juice and water for a few minutes and then pat them dry.)
2. Spread peanut butter on celery stalks, and place dinosaurs in the peanut butter.
3. Place a few spinach leaves in each cupcake holder with your cheese and apple cut outs. Broccoli would be a cute option, too. They’d look like little trees!
4. Place pretzel sticks in a cupcake liner along with carrots and olives (or grapes or blueberries).

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Dinosaur Bento Lunch for Kids

What is your child’s favorite lunch for school (or at home)? For another kid-friendly lunch option, try our 4-Cheese Pepperoni Bites. Even teens will love those, and they’re great for when you need a grab-and-go snack.

Homemade granola bars make a nice addition to your child’s lunchbox, too.



  1. Hi Donella, I just stopped by from the linky party at Written Reality because I saw your Dino Bento and had to tell you that I think is is so cute! I just found those cutters myself and they are fabulous. Pinning and sharing.

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