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Under the Sea Bento Box

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The perfect lunch for any ocean-animal-loving kid! Creative and fun yet only takes minutes to put together!

Nutrition Tip: Peanut butter contains the antioxidant resveratrol, which studies have shown it may help the onset of certain chronic diseases.

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Under the Sea Bento Box

Under the Sea Bento Box

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 2 strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 GROW by Organics Unlimited banana, sliced
  • 8 sugar snap peas
  • 1 slice lowfat American cheese
  • 1 clementine, peeled, segmented


  1. Spread peanut butter on one side of each slice of bread. Top with strawberry and banana slices and close to make a sandwich. Use your favorite ocean animal cookie cutter to create a fun shape out of your sandwich.
  2. Place sandwich in large bento container and arrange sugar snap peas to resemble seaweed underneath.
  3. Slice cheese into small triangles for sails. Using a toothpick, attach the cheese sails to your clementine segments to create mini sailboats.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 579Total Fat: 21gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 540mgCarbohydrates: 84gFiber: 13gSugar: 32gProtein: 20g

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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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