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Valentine’s Day Emoji Bento Box

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Valentine’s Day deserves an extra-special lunch! This sweet sandwich spin featuring fresh strawberries will have your child gobbling up lunch in no time.

Plus, it only takes a few seconds to turn a regular sandwich into this heart-eyed emoji. Don’t forget to add a special touch with a valentine to your little one.

Nutrition Tip: The carbohydrate content of strawberries consists mainly of fibers and simple sugars, making them a fruit that does not cause big spikes in blood sugar levels.

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Valentine’s Day Emoji Bento Box

Valentine’s Day Emoji Bento Box

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


  • 1 whole wheat sandwich round
  • 1 tablespoon (plus 1 tsp.) lowfat cream cheese, divided
  • 3-4 large strawberries, sliced
  • 1 piece black construction paper, cut into crescent for the mouth
  • 3 cherry tomatoes
  • 2-3 red mini sweet peppers
  • 1 tablespoon lowfat Ranch


  1. Lightly toast sandwich rounds.
  2. Spread 1 Tbsp. cream cheese on each round and top with sliced strawberries. Reserve 2 strawberry sliced to create the eyes.
  3. Cut 2 strawberry slices into hearts for the eyes using a small cookie cutter or knife. Spread cream cheese on one side of each strawberry slice and place on sandwich to create eyes. Add paper mouth.
  4. Cut cherry tomatoes in half widthwise at an angle. Turn one half and skewer together on toothpick to create a heart.
  5. Serve with sweet peppers and Ranch.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 207Total Fat: 7gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 7gSugar: 9gProtein: 7g

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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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