Fruit & veggie bento lunch box

Prep 15 mins

Forget an everyday sandwich, this tasty, colourful and nourishing lunch box is sure to bring a smile to a hungry child.

Mini melon & strawberry skewers

4 strawberries, hulled
Thick slice peeled rockmelon, cut into cubes
Thread strawberries and melon onto small bamboo sticks.

Lettuce, ham & carrot ‘sandwich’ roll

1 slice wholemeal bread, crusts removed
Mayonnaise, for spreading
1 small Iceberg lettuce leaf, chilled
¼ cup grated carrot
1 thin slice leg ham
Using a rolling pin, flatten bread. Spread with mayonnaise. Top with lettuce, carrot and ham. Tight roll and press to secure. Cut into 3.

Cucumber baskets

1 small Lebanese cucumber, cut into 4 and seeds scooped out
2 cherry tomatoes, halved
Fill each cucumber wedge with a cherry tomato and pop into a paper patty case.

Lettuce & cheese cups

1 small Iceberg lettuce leaf, chilled
1 thick sliced reduced fat cheddar cheese, cut into 3 triangles
Fill the lettuce with the cheese slices.

Fresh fruit

Like a small bunch of seedless grapes or a chopped orange.
To serve:
Arrange all of the prepared food into an cooled airtight lunchbox.

Good for you ... Rockmelons

A source of beta carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A. This vitamin is needed for normal vision.

A good source of vitamin C which contributes to the normal functioning of the body’s immune system.

Provides potassium which may help balance the effects of sodium from salt.