This post is sponsored by Yummy Dino Buddies but opinions are my own.
Dinosaur themed Bento Boxes are a fun way to get your kids involved in eating a nutritious and delicious lunch! Dino themed food is easy, tasty, and a great way to bond while preparing an amazing meal.
Dinosaur Bento Boxes using Yummy Dino Buddies Chicken Nuggets
Being a toddler Mom comes with all kinds of blessings and all kinds of challenges. Henry loves to try new things but getting him to eat a full meal can prove impossible.
He’s recently fallen IN LOVE with Yummy Dino Buddies so I use each and every opportunity to use them to create a fun and nutritious meal!
Dinosaur “Bronto Box”
We had so much fun creating this Dinosaur Bento Box for Henry’s lunch, which we are calling a Dino Bronto Box. He was SO excited and loved helping me make each piece. Here are the parts we chose to include:
- Yummy Dino Buddies Chicken Nuggets (as the Dinosaurs of course!)
- Dino Bones: made from marshmallows and pretzel sticks dipped in almond bark. (instructions below)
- Trees/Forest: using broccoli
- Lava: ketchup
- Dino Eggs: Easily dye cracked hard boiled eggs (instructions below)
Henry was able to help make each part of his Dinosaur Bento Box and enjoyed his most fun lunch ever! Proud mama and happy baby.
We just love Yummy Dino Buddies Chicken Nuggets. They come in 7 fun dinosaur shapes (Henry is just learning their names, so he LOVES this), are 100% all natural, have 9g protein, and have 600mg Omega-3. They’re made with all white meat and have no antibiotics, ever!
I can feel great feeding a meal we both love, and have fun in the process. Some days are wins, and I have Yummy Dino Buddies to thank!
A Lunch Kids and Toddlers will Love
I love finding foods that Henry can’t wait to eat. Foods he will ask for again and again. I have a feeling there are going to be a LOT of dinosaur themed foods in my future!
Playing with your food isn’t always bad, especially when you work together to make a Dinosaur themed meal. Getting your kids involved in making nutritious meals teaches them good habits and creates amazing memories.
As you can see, Henry is very into dinosaurs, so this Bronto Box was one of his favorite meals to date! Total success.
Make your own Dinosaur Lunch
Making your own Dino Bento Box is super easy, as outlined in the recipe card below. Be sure to get creative with what you make! Maybe your forest has white trees (cauliflower) or maybe pretzels make a bed of straw for sleeping at night. The possibilities are endless.
I hope a fun and nutritious Dinosaur themed lunch is in your future! We feel awesome about promoting such a great brand that takes such care in creating meals that kids and adults alike both love. Thanks Dino Buddies!
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Dino Themed Bento Box Lunch
For the Dino Eggs
- 2 hard boiled eggs
- Food coloring for dying the eggs
For the Dino Bones
- 12 mini marshmallows
- 6 pretzel sticks
- 4 ounces almond bark melted
To assemble your Dino Bento Box
- 1 cup broccoli washed and chopped into bite sized pieces
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 6 Yummy Dino Buddies Chicken Nuggets cooked according to package instructions
To make the Dino Eggs
- Take your hard boiled egg and lightly tap on a paper towel to crack the outer shell. Roll the egg to create more cracks.
- Mix the food coloring of your choice into a cup of water big enough to cover the egg.
- Drop the egg in the colored water and store in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
To make the Dino Bones
- Place a mini marshmallow on each end of a pretzel stick, lightly pushing in to adhere.
- Dip the “dino bone” in the melted almond bark, using a spoon to completely cover.
- Place the dino bones on a wax paper lined plate and allow to chill in the fridge for 15 minutes before serving.
To assemble your Dino Bento Box
- Place your broccoli in the bento box to represent your trees/forest.
- Nestle in a cup of the ketchup to represent lava (any dipping sauce will do!).
- Remove your eggs from the fridge and peel, revealing the awesome dino eggs! Place the eggs in the bento box.
- Remove your dino bones from the fridge and place in the bento box.
- Place your Dino Chicken Nuggets over the broccoli, and you have your Dinosaurs!