4 Ways to Jazz Up School Lunch + Bentology Giveaway

We're getting ready to go back to school and that means finding new ways to make school lunch exciting, nutritious, and tasty. You're not with your kids while they're at school, so you want to do all you can to ensure they'll be getting enough calories and nutrition to sustain them all day. 

One way to make lunch more fun is by using a bento box like the ones you see here from Bentology. The multiple compartments help keep food separated, and easily accessible. Kids can see everything they have available for lunch right away without having to tear through bags and bags, possibly missing something along the way. 

Watch this video for 4 Ways to Jazz Up School Lunch for inspiration. Then, for a chance to win one of 20 Bento Kits from Bentology, let me know in the comments below your favorite school lunch hack. 

Bentology is also offering Weelicious readers 20% off when you use this link and enter code WEE20BTS at checkout. 

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Giveaway Details

Prize: Twenty (20) lucky weelicious readers will receive a Bento Kit from Bentology. This giveaway is sponsored by Bentology. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Bentology is also offering Weelicious readers 20% off when you use this link and enter code WEE20BTS at checkout. 

Duration: This giveaway will be open until Thursday, August 24th at 11:59pm.

How To Enter: Leave a comment below. For more chances to win, share this giveaway on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Google+ tagging @weelicious with the hashtag #weeliciousgiveaways, and leave a separate comment for each letting me know you've done so.

Who Can Enter: Open to residents in the U.S. only.

How Winner Will Be Chosen: The winner(s) will be chosen at random and will be notified via email. The winner(s) will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.


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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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753 comments

  • April

    I don't see how to enter the giveaway.

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  • Jenny

    I'd like to enter the giveaway too, please!

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  • Jennifer G

    I would love to win one for my little guy!!

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  • Laura

    I've just tried a great recipe for gf banana zucchini oat muffins. I'll serve along with fruit and cheese.

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  • Hillary

    We rely on bento style lunches for our 4 year old - makes it so easy!

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  • Denise Johnson

    Fantastic! My kid would love this for school.

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  • Denise Johnson

    I shared the giveaway here: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=510972315908316&id=100009866550754&pnref=story

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  • Robin C

    These look great...very easy to clean too!

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  • Wendy M

    My kids love food compartmentalized. This would be great. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  • Alexis J.

    I always try to prep the night before so I'm not scrambling in the morning. I also try to mix it up and not serve the same thing over and over. Gotta keep it exciting!

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  • Wendy M

    Shared this on Pinterest. Find it under brussel sprouts. Thank you!

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  • Jackie

    Thank you so much for the fun ideas and for offering this giveaway!

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  • Pearl O'Brien

    My favorite hack is frozen grapes, keeps things cool and you can eat them!

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  • Michelle

    We would love this!

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  • Kristen Brown

    We love Bento boxes at our house for everyone's lunches!

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  • Krista Sanderson

    This would be great! Thank you!

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  • Barb DeWitt

    I love making lunches! Thanks for sharing your adorable ideas!

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  • Barb DeWitt

    I shared your give away on Pinterest!

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  • Margaret

    Your recipe ideas are so helpful! Honestly, I'm dreading lunches for school this year, so I'll take all the help I can get!

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  • Melissa

    OMG would love a bento!!

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  • Erin A

    I'd love recs for lunches for smaller toddlers (18 months)

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  • Susie

    Those lunch boxes look awesome! Please enter us!

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  • Michelle

    I wish I had a lunch hack but I don't....I am definitely a fan of fun shapes to help motivate the kids to eat/try different things!

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  • Sara

    Love this giveaway! Could use a new bento box for school lunches.

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  • Sowjanya

    Cool idea!! I would love to get one for my kid!!!

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  • Erica

    I love looking at your website for lunch ideas! I am going to try that avocado dip- my daughter would love that.

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  • Angela

    I love to roll ham slices, cucumber sticks, and a cheese stick up in a tortilla and cut it so it looks like sushi :)

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  • Angela

    Pinned!

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  • Jackie

    I don't know how much of a "hack" it is, but I love making a big batch of a favorite meal for dinner, and then heating up leftovers in the morning to put inside an insulated thermos. My daughter gets sooo excited for homemade mac & cheese in her school lunch! :)

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  • Angela

    Shared on Google+

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  • Jessica Gibson

    Sandwich sushi rolls are a go-to, especially because they are easy to make nut-free. Would love to try one of these boxes!

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  • Maryanne W.

    These look really great for my 2nd grader!

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  • Kelli

    Kentucky girl here too! I've been wanting to try the bento! We use yumbox currently but always looking for new options

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  • Sarah

    Would love to win some lunch kits. I love having fun inspiration! :-)

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  • Anne

    Compartmentalizing the food is a must! I like to send the yogurt tubes frozen so they are still cold at lunchtime. Otherwise, fun shapes and different dips for fruits/veggies are helpful!

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  • Meghan

    Would love to win this for my kindergartener!

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  • Tracy

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  • Stacy

    I got one of these for my son and sent his first lunch in it today! We'll see what he thought :)

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  • Grace Baker

    I'd love to enter this giveaway! My daughter is starting preschool next month!

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  • Lauren

    Love these! I have an almost lunch packer (maybe halfway through the year) and am wondering about school lunches as I'd like to pack. I will bookmark this!!

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  • Samantha Romolini

    Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck to everyone who enters.

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  • Amber

    Leftover quesadillas from a previous night's supper- perfect size for a lunch/bento box and still tasty served cold!

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  • Katie Hart

    Love the look of these lunch boxes!

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  • Bridget Vorland

    I love the inspiration espically with the box. This is so helpful as I have a preschooler starting this year. Thank you for always sharing great tips and tricks!

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  • Giorgina Orofino

    So excited to start packing daily lunches for my daughter!! I love bento style lunches because of all the different options I can give her!!

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  • Christine

    My kindergartener would love this!

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  • Mary

    The best hack is throwing in leftovers from dinner the night before! Ha!

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  • Jessica

    Great boxes!!!

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  • Natalie Yurkovich

    I love these lunch boxes! I'm currently using tin foil to wrap sandwiches and zip bags for snacks; these are so fun! I love that they keep everything separated, which is a huge plus for my rather particular 4 year old son...these lunch boxes will be perfect for his school lunches!

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  • Jennifer Martin

    These are adorable! My youngest is starting Kinder and she'd love this! My son will be a 4th grader and I've finally talked him into bringing lunch, NOT buying it. I would love to try this for him!

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  • Kylie Hagemann

    I love getting my kids involved in prepping their lunches! We do some the night before and finish it up in the morning. They love helping!

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  • Heather Y

    I love using a variety of colors and textures!

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  • Rachel Smith

    I'd love to win a bento box for my little guy!!!

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  • Tamara

    My favorite lunch hack is to send a variety of foods including ones I know they are likely to pass up and ones I know they will devour. It's fun to see when they chose the healthier options (or ones they usually don't reach for). Also, later when they are hungry I offer the "leftovers" from their lunch box to hold them over until their next meal.

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  • Alyssa

    Such inspiring ideas as always. Thank you!

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  • Quyen

    Doing some prep the night before helps.

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  • Cara Sawyer

    I make a lunch schedule - Mondays are one lunch, Tuesdays a different lunch, etc. I think it helps me simplify things and makes grocery shopping super easy! I always switch up the fruits I send based on what is in season!

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  • Sarah Fujiuchi

    Awesome giveaway! My oldest is starting kindergarten this year and thus begins many years of packing school lunches!!

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  • Sylwia

    Fantastic lunch storage! My daughter would love this for Kindergarden!

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  • Joanne Sablich

    I'd love one of those for my toddler she's always had organic healthy homemade food at home and now sending her to daycare :( they are nice but they feed them salty unhealthy foods. Thx xo

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  • Amber

    I like to make big batches of muffins and pancakes to use in lunch box

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  • Eunice

    Always looking for lunch box options and lunch ideas! We have tried several of your ideas and they are alwaya a hit. :)

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  • Krista

    We need this! I have 3 kids to pack for this year!

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  • Sandy

    These boxes are amazing! I will never go back to another style of school lunches. They really do help children eat better!

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  • Shannon

    Food prep during the weekends makes the weeks so much easier!

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  • Chanelle

    My boys love bento style lunches!! These would come in so handy for school lunches and preschool lunches this year!

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  • Katie

    OMG the cat one is adorable!

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  • Vaishali

    freeze yogurt the night before then use it as a ice-pack in lunch next morning. Its perfect to eat by lunch time and keeps the lunch cold..:)

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  • Aimee P

    We have snack stations in the pantry and bins in the fridge so we can just pick and pack. Super easy on busy mornings!

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  • My kids would love one of these!

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  • Sarah Hayes

    def need a bento style lunch box to help us pack good lunches! these look fun

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  • Ronnett Taylor

    Wow, these look like a lot of fun. Like opening a present for each meal.

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  • Laura

    I make batches of muffins and freeze them, then throw one in my son's lunch box--it keeps things cold and thaws by lunchtime. Frozen grapes are good for that, too!

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  • Crystal Mencke

    One of these would be a hit with my 2nd grader!

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  • Jackie N.

    My kids love eating different shaped food from cookie cutters. It makes eating fruits and veggies more fun! What cute and functional boxes!

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  • Rebecca

    Sending hummus or guacamole usually ensures the veggies come home eaten!

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  • Rebecca

    Sending hummus or guacamole usually ensures the veggies come home eaten!

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  • Dana Womer

    This would be perfect to send to school with my kindergartener!

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  • Sarah Hayes

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  • Katherine Trumbauer

    Would love one of these for one of my 4 little ones.

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  • Ashley Allen

    I would love to win this for my kids!

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  • Sarah Hayes

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/28147566405546484/ Pinterest share

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  • Steph Denoyer

    I've been really wanting to try these for my kidos! .... fun giveaway : ) #backtoschool

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  • Colleen

    These are super cute! My 9 yr old loves bento style lunches and helping make them. This would be perfect for her.

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  • Kinga Christianson

    My lunch hack is packing lunch the night before and doing minimal work (putting it into insulated lunch bag) in the morning.

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  • Sarah Hayes

    shared on G+

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  • Keri R

    Love this. My boys like their planetboxes but sometimes they limit what you can pack. I like these have lids.

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  • Jana-Marie

    I love using sandwich cutters. I need more of them!

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  • Jennifer

    My son would love one of these!!!!

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  • Sarah Hayes

    we are keeping lunches very simple right now. I make all I can the night before to make mornings easier

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  • Melissa

    I I like to make ahead things such as boiled eggs and go ahead and put them in separate containers. You can also freeze juice boxes and yogurt pouches ahead of time .

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  • Alison

    Would love to win this for my son!

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  • Tammy

    I can safely say, my lunch-time hack would have to be, if it's dip-able, have a dip for it. My daughter is a picky eater. But, if she has a dip that she loves, like honey or cream cheese, she will gobble it down! :D Let's be honest, kids like to play with their food. What better way than dipping it into something they really like?! :D

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  • Jackie Finger

    Love this!

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  • Jackie Finger

    Love this!

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  • Jackie Finger

    Love this!

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  • Dannah

    Really interested in the bentology lunch boxes! Thanks.

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  • Kristi Guinn

    I love all these tips! My son is just starting kindergarten so I knew nothing about school lunches. Thanks to you, I now know a lot!!

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  • Veronica Erickson

    I would love one of these awesome lunch kits for my littles :) Thank you for the info!

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  • Amy Howard

    I have FOUR going to school this year! This would be amazing. My kids would love one!!!

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