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Brown Bear Bento Box with Rainbow Fruit Salad

Enjoy this vibrant yet cozy bento box as you snuggle up and explore the colors of the rainbow through Eric Carle’s beloved children’s book Brown Bear, Brown Bear.

Challenge your little ones to eat a fruit or vegetable that matches the color of animals on the page and find out which is their favorite!

Nutrition Tip: This fruit-packed meal is naturally low in fat, sodium, and calories, and has cholesterol.

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Brown Bear Bento Box with Rainbow Fruit Salad

Brown Bear Bento Box with Rainbow Fruit Salad

Enjoy this vibrant yet cozy bento box as you snuggle up and explore the colors of the rainbow through Eric Carle's beloved children's book Brown Bear, Brown Bear.

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 graham cracker squares
  • 1 tablespoon soy butter
  • 3 banana slices
  • 9 blueberries
  • 1 cup assorted chopped fruit
  • 3 mini sweet peppers, sliced into strips
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt Ranch dressing

Instructions

  1. Spread soy butter on graham crackers. Arrange banana slices and blueberries to create eyes and noses.
  2. In another container, add your choice of colorful fruit such as raspberries, cantaloupe, pineapple, honeydew, blueberries, and blackberries to create a Rainbow Fruit Salad.
  3. Serve with peppers and ranch.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 422Total Fat: 16gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 430mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 7gSugar: 34gProtein: 7g

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Trish James

About the Author

Trish James

Trish is a grocery industry veteran of 15 years, specifically in the produce industry for nine, working alongside health-conscious brands. Trish is the mom of two very active boys and passionate about helping others, especially in her community, which is why she appreciates the work we do at Produce for Kids. She can be found volunteering weekly at her local food bank. Trish loves providing useful, relevant, and realistic resources to Produce for Kids followers – no parent-shaming, just inspiring new habits and celebrating wins. Find her regular contributions on the Produce for Kids Blog.

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