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 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).

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.


12 thoughts on “Dinosaur Bento Lunch”

  1. How cute! Love all these little dinosaur scenes and know my kiddos would go crazy for them 🙂 Must get a dinosaur cookie cutter ASAP. Thanks for sharing!

  2. 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.

  3. These are adorable! My little boys love dinosaurs and cheese! How perfect. I would love if you would come share on my Friday Favorites Link-up (live now)!!

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