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4th of July Bento Lunch Idea

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This 4th of July Bento Lunch Idea is the perfect way to create a patriotic bento lunchbox that everyone will love. When it comes to easy snack and lunch recipes, you can’t go wrong with these yummy tips! Be sure to check out my Bento Lunch Ideas for Kids for even more delicious treats.

If your kids are like mine, they quickly grow tired of the same old peanut butter and jelly sandwich in their school lunch box.  By putting together easy ingredients and making them into unique and fun options, your kids will be excited each day to see what you have packed them.

You can create this fun lunch idea by using red, white, and blue items or making simple star sandwiches, cookies, and cheese. Have fun making a bento box full of fun and healthy food options for your kids! They’ll love all the options and just might eat it all up! This is the perfect kids lunch or a great lunch idea to share!

This can not only be used as a school lunch but at home during the summer days too.  Not to mention that it would be a fun idea for Memorial Day, Labor Day, or an All Star Lunch theme.

Bento Box Tools Needed:

In order to make all the exact pieces we used for this box, you will need the following Bento Box supplies. We have linked (affiliate links) to the tools on Amazon to help you understand exactly what they look like.

Stackable Thermos

Large & Small Circle Cutters

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Boxed Lunch Ingredients:

You can find a printable recipe with instructions and ingredients below, but I like to show the ingredients list with (affiliate) links to help you see what we used for this box.

We may not have included all ingredients above, like pantry staples. So be sure to reference the entire recipe card below!

How do you keep the food inside a Bento box chilled?

There are a lot of options when it comes to using a Bento box. Some bento boxes come with cool packs right inside or on the top of the lids that keep the food contents nice and chill until lunch.

There are many options so be sure to find one or two that fit your needs. I like to have several on hand so that I can rotate them in and out so that they fit with our needs for that day or week – plus it gives time for overlap for dishes to be done, etc.

What makes a Bento a Bento?

A Bento is a type of Japanese meal that is typically served in a box. The word “Bento” actually means “convenience”, which is one of the main reasons they are so popular.

Bento boxes are usually divided into compartments, each containing a different food item. The most common items include rice, noodles, meat, fish, and vegetables.

One of the great things about Bento boxes is that they can be easily customized to suit your own taste.

So whether you’re in the mood for a light lunch or a hearty dinner, there’s sure to be a Bento box that’s perfect for you.

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Are Bento Lunches Eaten Cold?

A lot of people think that bento lunches are always eaten cold, but that’s not necessarily true. It really depends on the type of bento lunch you’re talking about.

For example, a sushi bento would traditionally be eaten cold, while a noodles bento could be either hot or cold.

So, if you’re wondering whether bento lunches are always eaten cold, the answer is that it depends on the specific type of bento.

Why are Bento Boxes so popular?

In recent years, bento boxes have become increasingly popular, both in Japan and abroad. There are a number of reasons for this popularity.

First, bento boxes are extremely versatile. They can be used to pack a wide variety of foods, from rice and noodles to sushi and snacks.

Second, they are convenient. Bento boxes are typically compact and easy to carrying, making them ideal for busy people on the go.

Third, they are often very stylish, with a wide range of designs available to suit any taste.

Finally, bento boxes can be relatively inexpensive, making them a great option for budget-conscious consumers.

Taken together, these factors help to explain why bento boxes have become so popular in recent years.

Important Tips for this Bento Box Idea:

If you’re making a sandwich with lunch meat, I’ve found that it’s easier to use the cookie cutter of your choice on all the parts individually and then stack them together rather than try to stack them at once and cut through them.

If you’re coking a grilled cheese or peanut butter and jelly sandwich then you can just use the cookie cutter and cut through the entire sandwich all at once.

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4th of July Bento Lunch Idea

4th of July Bento Lunch Idea

This fun bento box lunch is great for the summer months or a fun 4th of July theme!


  • Bread
  • Cheese
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • White Chocolate
  • Kabob stick
  • Sugar Cookies
  • Frosting
  • Sprinkles
  • Cheese


  • Step One – Make your sandwiches into stars.  We made grilled cheese for this lunch but you could make ham and cheese, peanut butter or just about any sandwich.
  • Step Two – Make your fruit kabobs by using strawberries, blueberries and white chocolate.  Simply, did the end of your strawberries in the white chocolate and add all the fruit to a kabob stick.
  • Step Three – Make star shaped sugar cookies, I used refrigerator cookie dough to make this a little quick and easy.
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