School Lunch Idea Puppy Themed Bento Box
Need some school lunch ideas to keep things exciting for your child for lunch? Check out this puppy inspired Bento Box and tell us what you think. We know all the other kids in class will go home and ask their mom's to make them one too.
Recipe type: Kid Friendly
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Cream cheese or low fat Neufchatel cheese
  • 2 pieces of sandwich bread
  • 1 string cheese
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 apple
  • Toothpicks
  • Dog bone cookie cutter (Amazon has a great selection of dog-themed cookie cutters)
  • 1 shot glass or small plastic medicine cup
  1. Dog Bone Sandwiches - Spread equal parts strawberry jam and cream cheese evenly on two pieces of sandwich bread. Gently press the sandwich down and use the cookie cutter to cut 2 or 3 dog bones. Gently pressing the sandwich before using the cookie cutter will help you get a clean cut.
  2. Dog Bone String Cheese - Cut two 1 inch pieces off the string cheese. Use a knife to cut the two smaller pieces so they resemble the ends of a bone. (Think of it like the top of a heart shape, without the pointed ‘V’ at the bottom) Cut a toothpick in half and use it to secure the smaller pieces of cheese to the remaining larger portion.
  3. Carrot Collars - Wash and peel a large carrot and cut it lengthwise into ½ inch or thinner sticks. Use half of a toothpick to secure the ends together. Careful not to cut the strips too thin or the toothpicks won’t stay put.
  4. Apple Frisbees - Start by sitting the apple upright and slice it starting from the outside. Discard the innermost slices that have seeds. Lay the sliced pieces flat and use a shot glass or small plastic medicine cup to cut out small circles. Repeat this on each slice of apple.
Don't forget to add a handwritten or typed menu so that your child knows what each thing is!
You can get as creative as you want with the sides but we wanted to use things that if the dog knocked your child's lunch off the counter or you serve this as a lunch at home one day and your child decides to share there is nothing that can harm your dog.
Recipe by Two Little Cavaliers at