Parenting

These Supercute Bento Boxes Will Help You Switch Up Your Kids’ Lunchbox Routine

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Kokeshi C-3PO

This is the droid you’re looking for. The triple-level bento from a galaxy far, far away includes two food compartments and a bowl. To make your little Padawan supremely happy, we suggest pairing it with this R2-D2 thermos.

Planet Box Rover

Forged from stainless steel, this beaut of a bento is built to take a bruising. Five compartments allow parents to include foods of various shapes and sizes, while a small container works well for dips and a larger one is designed for soups or saucier dishes. If you’re looking for new items to pack for lunch, the company’s website offers oodles of meal ideas.

Pottery Barn Kids’ Spencer

These BPA- and phthalate-free plastic bento boxes are simple and sturdy. The five cubbies are perfect for housing an array of nibbles, so your kid never gets bored. If bling is your child’s thing, this box is available in gold, too.

LunchBots Cinco

Designed to be dropped, dented, and dinged. The stainless steel box features five sections perfect for fruits, veggies, cheese and crackers, mini kebabs, hard boiled eggs, or whatever else your little one may desire. Don’t forget to slip in a note occasionally to remind your kid how much you love them.

Yumbox Original

Seal up sauces and lock down dips with this leak-proof lunchbox. Six sections in several sizes are designed to hold everything a growing kid needs to flourish. Check out the company’s website if you’re seeking some recipe inspiration.

OmieBox

This eye-catching bento is divided into two distinct microclimates. The insulated bowl at the center keeps entrees warm, while the two compartments surrounding it are designed to keep items cool. Your tyke’s lunch routine just got awesome-ized.

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Parenting writer

Nevin Martell is a parenting, food, and travel writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, Saveur, Men’s Journal, Fortune, Travel + Leisure, Runner’s World, and many other publications. He is author of seven books, including It’s So Good: 100 Real Food Recipes for Kids, the travelogue-memoir Freak Show Without a Tent: Swimming with Piranhas, Getting Stoned in Fiji and Other Family Vacations, and the small-press smash Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip. When he isn’t working, he loves spending time with his wife and their four-year-old son, who already runs faster than he does.