70 Bento Box Tips For Healthy Children

There are hundreds of food variations available when packing a bento box.  However, it can sometimes be difficult to decide which foods are healthy choices.  These are some of our suggestions.


70 Bento Box Suggestions For Healthy Children’s Lunch

70 Bento Box Suggestions
Carrot sticks Pineapple Green peas Cherry tomatoes Corn kernals
Tiny cucumbers Corn kernels Natural corn chips Olives Corn fritters
Grapes Grated cheese Bocconcini Cottage cheese Fetta cubes
Coconut yoghurt Rice crackers Lamb rissoles Tortilla chips Noodles
Natural yoghurt Pretzels Kiwifruit Watermelon Mango
Apricots Sushi Rice paper rolls Beetroot dip Humus
Tuna Meat balls Boiled egg Pumpkin seeds BBQ chicken
Mashed vegies Olives Chicken wings Chicken drumsticks Corn fritters
Chicken balls Cheese squares Blueberries Raspberries Fried rice
French toast Quiche Oat biscuits Wraps Orange portions
Zucchini fritters Poached chicken Bliss balls Banana* Museli
Rice crackers Avocado* Apple* Celery sticks Tuna Patties
Roast beef Smoked salmon Cream cheese Falafel Chicken rissoles
Pea fritters Corn muffins Bacon & zucchini slice Leek & potato patties Popcorn

Benefits of the Bento Box

The bento box is very popular with kids because they can take control of what gets included for their lunch.

  • ✅ Encourage your child to choose food for their lunchbox so they feel empowered about what they are eating, plus they are more likely to eat it.
  • ✅ Praise them when they make healthy choices.
  • ✅ It can be easier than you think adding vegies without them realising.  Try adding grated carrot, chopped up vegies or cherry tomatoes.
  • ✅ Prepare lunch the night before, thaw portions overnight in the fridge so it’s all ready for the morning.
  • ✅ Get the kids in the kitchen.  I know it can feel like the last thing you need at the end of a long day.  If they help with the preparation and cooking of meals they will develop an interest in fruit and vegies and want to eat them if they helped with process.
  • ✅ Shape fruit and cheese using cookie cutters.
  • ✅ Make fruit kebabs.
  • ✅ Use silicon cupcake patties to hold dips, yoghurt and fruit portions.
  • ✅ Always have their bento box/lunchbox on the bench while preparing dinner, makes it easy to add as you go.
  • ✅ They are great for the environment because of less packaging of meals.
  • ✅ Budget friendly, buying in bigger items instead of the more expensive ‘snack-packs’.

Naturopathy Can Help With the Following Childhood Conditions

Fiona provides tailored health plans based on a multitude of factors relevant to your child’s symptomology (how they are feeling), pathology (how their body is responding), plus dietary and lifestyle factors.

  • ✅ Digestive complaints – constipation, diarrhoea, loose stools, pain or bloating
  • ✅ Allergies and allergic conditions – such as asthma, eczema or hayfever
  • ✅ Poor Immunity – recurring colds or ear infections
  • ✅ Skin Conditions – rashes, eczema, acne, pimples or allergic reactions
  • ✅ Moods – anxiety, depression or mood swings
  • ✅ Food Intolerances – identifying food reactions
  • ✅ Food Allergies – identifying food reactions
  • ✅ Growth and development issues – fussy eaters or nutritional malabsorption
  • ✅ Behavioural challenges – ADHD or others
  • ✅ Energy – poor energy or chronic fatigue
  • ✅ Picky Eaters – fussy eaters
  • ✅ Sleep – trouble falling asleep or staying asleep

What happens in a children’s nutritionist consultation

During your consultation, Fiona will seek information about your pregnancy, birth and post birth experiences. This will provide an integrated view to give a full picture of the foundations of your child’s health status. You can expect to leave your consultation with a thorough understanding of the potential contributing factors of the presenting symptoms. Fiona will provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan that incorporates possible herbal/nutritional medicine, dietary/lifestyle recommendations, recipes and handouts. Plus an overview of the consultation so you feel empowered to care for your child’s wellbeing with Fiona’s guidance. At The Children’s Naturopath, Fiona Stock an expert in childhood health, she understands children’s needs and considers working with kids and teens to be an absolute joy. She finds that children typically respond to naturopathic treatment very well – bouncing back to good health in no time.  And she treasures the opportunity she has to teach kids about their bodies and engage them in their health journey, setting them up with strong foundations and knowledge for life.

Meet Children’s Nutritionist – Fiona Stock

Fiona is skilled at getting to the heart of childhood health challenges – helping to initiate lasting change.

Fiona Stock is a respected Paediatric Naturopath & Children’s Nutritionist with a career spanning over 23 years. Armed with an abundance of experience and a true desire to transform your child’s health, she’ll listen closely to understand the underlying causes of their troubling condition. Fiona gets to the heart of your child’s presenting symptoms by deciphering what their body is trying to tell you. She will suggest simple and specific changes as well as herbal or nutritional medicine where required to nurture and restore your child, so they can enjoy the good health they deserve. Deeply compassionate and highly skilled, either of the Naturopathic Consultation Options with Fiona is a wonderful investment in your child’s health. If you’ve tried everything and are yet to find solutions to your child’s health challenges – this could well be the path to take.

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  • ✅Poor Immunity
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  • ✅ Behavioural Problems
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  • ✅ Constipation
  • ✅ Diarrhoea
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  • ✅ Tummy Pain
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  • ✅ Sleep Issues
  • ✅ Plus many more…

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