Fruit & veggie bento lunch box


Forget an everyday sandwich, this tasty, colourful and nourishing
lunch box is sure to bring a smile to a hungry child.

Mini melon & strawberry skewers
4 strawberries, hulled
Thick slice peeled rockmelon, cut into cubes
Thread strawberries and melon onto small bamboo sticks.

Lettuce, ham & carrot 'sandwich’ roll
1 slice wholemeal bread, crusts removed
Mayonnaise, for spreading
1 small Iceberg lettuce leaf, chilled
¼ cup grated carrot
1 thin slice leg ham
Using a rolling pin, flatten bread. Spread with mayonnaise. Top with lettuce, carrot and ham. Tight roll and press to secure. Cut into 3.

Cucumber baskets
1 small Lebanese cucumber, cut into 4 and seeds scooped out
2 cherry tomatoes, halved
Fill each cucumber wedge with a cherry tomato and pop into a paper patty case.

Lettuce & cheese cups
1 small Iceberg lettuce leaf, chilled
1 thick sliced reduced fat cheddar cheese, cut into 3 triangles
Fill the lettuce with the cheese slices.

Fresh fruit
Like a small bunch of seedless grapes or a chopped orange.

To serve:
Arrange all of the prepared food into an cooled airtight lunchbox.