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Under the Sea Bento Box

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

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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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Amber Gray

About the Author

Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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