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St. Patrick's Day bento box

St. Patrick’s Day Bento Box for Kids!

Contributed by Wendy Copley. 

Celebrate the luckiest day of the year by making a fun St. Patrick’s day lunch for your child! This bento box is packed with all the familiar symbols we see on March 17 — green foods, gold coins and a rainbow of healthy fruit.

Sugar snap peas
Cream cheese (plain or veggie-flavored)
Spinach flavored tortilla
Small gold-colored crackers (cheese crackers, fish crackers, etc.)
Colorful fruit salad
Small candy wrapped in gold foil (peanut butter cup, gelt, etc.)

Medium shamrock cookie cutter
Divided lunch box (I used a Planetbox Rover for this lunch)

Here’s how you put this lucky lunch together:

Little Passports Blog St. Patrick's Lunch Chopped Up Sugar Peas

Begin by chopping a small handful of sugar snap peas. They should be chopped fairly fine, but you want the pieces big enough to still be crunchy.

Little Passports Blog St. Patrick's Lunch Green Onion Cream Cheese Mixture

Mix the chopped sugar snaps into a big dollup of the cream cheese. The extra veggies will add flavor, crunch and a little more green to the lunch, but you can leave them out if you’re in a rush.

Little Passports Blog St. Patrick's Lunch Three Leaf Clover Cut Outs of Spinach Tortilla

Use a cookie cutter to cut six shamrock shapes from the tortilla. You can save a little time by folding the tortilla in half and cutting through two layers at a time.

Little Passports Blog St. Patrick's Lunch Spreading Cream Cheese Mixture on Tortillas

Spread the veggie cream cheese on three of the tortilla pieces, then top with the remaining cut-outs.

Little Passports Blog St. Patrick's Lunch Cream Cheese Clover Sandwiches on Metal Plate

Add the sandwiches to the largest section of the lunch box.

Little Passports Blog St. Patrick's Lunch Plate with Clover Sandwiches, Crackers and Snow Peas

Fill two of the other compartments in the box with another handful of snap peas and some small golden crackers to represent a pot of gold. Round crackers work best, but goldfish or cheese crackers look great too.

Little Passports Blog St. Patrick's Lunch Fruit Salad in Plastic Container

Now, it’s time to add a rainbow to this St. Patrick’s Day lunch! In the past, I’ve bought five or six different colors of fruit, each in a different color of the rainbow. This gives you a lot of control over the kinds of fruit you use, but it can get expensive! Recently I realized that most pre-cut fruit salads feature fruit in all colors of the rainbow so I’ve started buying those for the convenience and to save a few pennies.

Little Passports Blog St. Patrick's Lunch Fruit Salad in Metal Container

Add watermelon, cantaloupe, mango, grapes and blueberries to the fourth section of the lunch box in rainbow order.

Little Passports Blog St. Patrick's Finished Lunch Photo

Finally, place one more piece of “gold” – a piece of candy wrapped in gold foil — in the smallest section of the box.

Everything is all set to send the meal off to school with your little leprechaun. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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About Wendy Copley:

Wendy Copley Photo with BentoAfter receiving her first bento box as a Christmas gift, Wendy’s love of crafting unique and eye-catching lunches took off. Ever since, she has perfected her style and continues to make tasty bento boxes every day. This March, she released her book,  Everyday Bento: 50 Cute and Yummy Lunches to Go which is full of tutorials on how to make your own creative lunches at home! Check out more of her healthy lunch ideas: