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Be My Valentine Bento Box

Kids will feel extra loved with this easy-to-make Valentine’s Day bento box! Use sunflower seed butter for a nut-free option.

Nutrition Tip: Peanut butter is filled with heart-healthy unsaturated fat that provides you with sustained energy and steers you clear of those midday crashes.

Be My Valentine Bento Box

Be My Valentine Bento Box

Kids will feel extra loved with this easy-to-make Valentine’s Day bento box! Use sunflower seed butter for a nut free option.

Yield: servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 2 teaspoons honey (or agave nectar)
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 4 slices whole wheat bread, cut into heart shape
  • 1 kiwi, sliced, cut into heat shape
  • 4 strawberries, cut into heat shape
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced, cut into heat shape
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrots, cut into heat shape
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon mini dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Mix banana, honey and peanut butter in small bowl.
  2. Spread onto bread and layer with kiwi strawberries. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Assemble bento box with remaining ingredients.

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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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