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Submarine Bento Lunch Idea

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The kids are going to love this Submarine Bento Lunch Idea! It’s the perfect way to create a healthy and fun lunch for the kids that they’ll gobble up in no time at all! Creating healthy meals in lunch boxes makes for a quick and easy lunch! Why stress when you don’t have to? For even more easy ideas, check out the rest of my Bento Lunch Ideas for Kids!

I’m all about sandwich recipes for school lunch! Anything that I can prep and make in 15 minutes or less is a winning combination in my book! This is also great for prepping for lunch during the week, too!

Use this sub sandwich as a fun lunch recipe idea to get some yummy food in their belly fast. They’ll love this fun idea for lunch!

I love getting creative and finding new ways to get my boys excited about their lunch, even though they are having so many of the same things.  Making a sandwich that looks like a submarine or a butterfly is more fun to eat than a regular sandwich.  Am I right?  So, my kids have really been digging these lunches!

If you have kids that like to take their lunch from home instead of eating at school, these are the perfect way to make that happen!

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

You can also find all of our favorite Bento Box resources here and a few of our best picks below!

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.

  • Hot Dog Bun
  • Meat
  • Cheese
  • Mayo
  • Straw
  • Blueberries
  • Whale or Fish Crackers

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

Do you add condiments to your bento lunch box?

You can. It’s up to you. Typically, I keep it as simple as possible with foods that they can just grab and enjoy. If they’re eating this at school, the school typically has condiment options that they can grab if they need anything – otherwise, I have it prepped and ready for them to enjoy as is.

Important Tips for this Bento Box Idea:

Don’t forget that these are just suggestions on food items that you can add. You can easily swap out whatever your child likes and add in cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, thinly sliced tomatoes, pasta salads, and more! The sky is the limit on what you can add to their bento box so have fun with it and create it in a way that they’ll actually want to eat it!

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Submarine Bento Lunch Idea

Submarine Bento Lunch Idea

This simple bento box lunch idea is perfect for the kids lunches.

Ingredients

  • Hot Dog Bun
  • Meat
  • Cheese
  • Mayo
  • Straw
  • Blueberries
  • Whale or Fish Crackers

Instructions

  • Step One – Make your Submarine.  Use a Hot Dog Bun, meat, cheese mayo and a straw.  Put your sandwich together and then add your straw on the top as the periscope.


  • Step Two – Assemble your sandwich in a container with Whale crackers on the bottom to appear as if it is in a sea of fish.

  • Step Three – Next make your blueberries and swimming fish.  This is very simple, add a handful of blueberries to a container and stick a little fish cracker in it so that it looks like it is swimming.  This is so easy and cute!

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