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Be My Valentine Bento Box

Kids will feel extra loved with this easy-to-make Valentine’s Day bento box!

The heart-shaped sandwich is made with peanut butter (use sunflower seed butter for a nut-free option) and sliced strawberries and kiwi. We used these sandwich cutters to make the fun shape.

Nutrition Tip: Peanut butter is filled with heart-healthy unsaturated fat that provides you with sustained energy and steers you clear of those midday crashes.

Raspberries with mini chocolate chips offer the perfect amount of sweetness and is paired with heart-shaped carrots and cucumbers for a dose of veggies.

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Be My Valentine Bento Box

Be My Valentine Bento Box

Kids will feel extra loved with this easy-to-make Valentine’s Day bento box!

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 4 slices whole wheat bread, cut into heart shapes
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 kiwi, sliced
  • 4 strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced, cut into heart shape
  • 1 large carrots, sliced, cut into heart shape
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon mini dark chocolate chips


  1. Spread peanut butter onto bread and layer with kiwi strawberries.
  2. Assemble bento box with remaining ingredients.

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Amanda Keefer

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Amanda Keefer

Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.

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