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Back to School Bento Box (Vegan & Allergy Friendly)

It's almost time to head back to school, which of course means it's also time to start making school lunches again. If your kid's school is anything like ours, they require lunches be sent in bento boxes. Filling a bento box box with food your food allergy kid will actually eat may seem like a daunting task, but never fear, I want to help you start the school year off on a fun and healthy note. Today, I'm teaming up with Sambucol to show you how to make the perfect school bus themed bento box for your kids that's not only fun to eat, but will support your little one's immune system at the start of the school year!

During the back to school season my family takes extra care to make sure we are stocked up on Sambucol Black Elderberry products. It seems like at the start of every school year we catch everything, and I think its extra important to make sure we stay on top of our health! Sambucol is a great way to get a head start on that goal. The fact that they are vegan, gluten, soy, dairy, egg free, AND made in a nut-free facility makes them perfect for families like us, that deal with dietary restrictions and food allergies. Sambucol Black Elderberry Gummies are pectin based, sweetened only with pure cane sugar, and contain no artificial flavors or colors! They are healthy and the kids love them, and by adding them to this school bus bento box, you will ensure your kids bring home an empty lunch box and strong immune system too.


  • Partake cookies with a black gel writer and candy eyes for the smart cookies.

  • Fieldroast Chao cheese stars for the gold stars (I used a small cookie cutter).

  • From the Ground Up pretzels with apple slice for the A+ apple (I used an A cookie cutter lightly and peeled off the skin to make this). Note: Add lemon juice to keep from browning.

  • Fieldroast Chao cheese on Dave's Killer Bread sandwich for school bus with carrot and tomatoes for lights/stop sign. I finished this with Sambucol wheels for the bus!

Your kids will love powering up their immunity when heading back to school with this bento box!*

Be sure to check back for more of my fun recipes featuring Sambucol, and don’t forget to stock up on Sambucol Black Elderberry Gummies online with code FAD10 for 10% off or find them at your nearest store now.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.



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