With the school year back in full swing, it means the time has come for me to get creative with my son’s school lunches.

Like most moms though, I’m not super wild about going over the top with school lunches. I want my kid to have a little something special, but there’s just no way I can make an elaborate bento box come to life. Trust me. I’ve tried.

5 Easy Bento Box Lunches That Any Mom Can Make

What I quickly discovered though was that I could easily put together a classic bento box lunch that was chock full of my son’s favorite lunches with a lovingly special touch.

Here are 5 easy bento box lunches that any mom can make:

note: I use PlanetBox’s lunch boxes for my bento lunches

1. Peanut Butter Sandwich Bites Bento Box Lunch

5 Easy Bento Box Lunches That Any Mom Can Make

What you need to make this bento box lunch:

  • bread
  • peanut butter
  • blueberries
  • Original Mini Babybel®

2. Build-A-Pizza Bento Box Lunch

5 Easy Bento Box Lunches That Any Mom Can Make

What you need to make this bento box lunch:

  • sandwich thin bread, cut in half
  • silicone cupcake cups
  • pizza sauce
  • pepperoni slices
  • garlic crackers
  • Original Mini Babybel®

3. Roast Beef Tortilla Roll-Ups Bento Box Lunch

5 Easy Bento Box Lunches That Any Mom Can Make

What you need to make this bento box lunch:

  • roast beef
  • romaine lettuce
  • mayonnaise
  • tortillas
  • celery sticks
  • peanut butter
  • Original Mini Babybel®

4. Meat & Cheese Bento Box Lunch

5 Easy Bento Box Lunches That Any Mom Can Make

What you need to make this bento box lunch:

  • ham cubes
  • snack crackers
  • grapes
  • green apple slices
  • Original Mini Babybel®

5. Turkey Cucumber Sandwich Skewers Bento Box Lunch

5 Easy Bento Box Lunches That Any Mom Can Make

What you need to make this bento box lunch:

  • bread
  • cucumber slices
  • sliced turkey
  • mayonnaise
  • strawberries
  • cheese crackers
  • Original Mini Babybel®

5 Easy Bento Box Lunches That Any Mom Can Make