2.1.17

Valentine’s Veggies & Bento Box Ideas

Need some tips and new ideas to get your kids to eat veggies? Read below for some Valentine’s veggies and bento box ideas!

This post is sponsored by Garden Lites, as always all content and opinions are my own.
As you probably noticed from my post a few weeks ago, I’m always looking for ways to make sure my kids get their share of veggies at meal times! Like most moms, sometimes I deal with battles and other times it’s a breeze. Presentation is everything for my four year old. And I can’t say I don’t agree with him. Even as a Pinterest Fail Mom, I love making simple bento box meals with delicious and veggie-rich foods like Garden Lites muffins!

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Holidays always get my kids, especially my four year old, excited about a lot of things. Valentine’s veggies are the perfect, festive theme for our meals leading up to the day of love. Veggies taste SO yummy when they’re cut into fun shapes, right?! Even for me, it was so fun to prep these heart-shaped bento box meals. I used a lot of his favorites like cheese, tomatoes, bananas, carrots, and yogurt for this bento box. The Garden Lite muffin was the highlight of the meal!

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We found our Garden Lites muffins at Kroger in the Natural Choices aisle! Little did my son know just how much he would LOVE these delicious, veggie-rich muffins!

We tried the Chocolate and Blueberry Oat flavors of Garden Lites muffins. They are gluten-free, dairy-free and packed with nutritious veggies! And, they taste so good! Both of my kids gobbled it all up! Everyone was satisfied with this meal, mama included!

Garden Lites Muffins are an easy way for me to whip up a quick meal for the kids. I use our go-to bento box and small food cutters to make the food festive and fun! It’s really fun and easy to make “Pinterest” worthy meals without having the skills in my mama repertoire. This bento box was filled with heart-shaped pasta, yogurt, cheese, peas with red bell pepper hearts and the Blueberry Oat muffin.

You can use this $1 off coupon for Garden Lites Veggies in the freezer section of your nearest Publix, Stop & Shop, Giant, Shop-Rite, HEB, Kroger or Costco.

What are your go-to tips for getting your kids to eat veggies? Valentine’s veggies should be year round, according to my son!

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51 Comments

  1. Jacki wrote:

    The opposite of a Pinterest fail! This is adorable! Totally going to try these for my non-veggie eating children.

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  2. My very picky son love the chocolate Garden Lites muffins! Did you know they sell them at Costco?!

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  3. Lisa wrote:

    I should look for these Garden lite products, not sure if we have them here in Canada but they look delicious. Bento style lunches are the best. My daughter loves snacking on bits of things instead of a huge sandwich.

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      My son is the same way! Little bits vs one big portion!

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  4. Brittany Ashmore wrote:

    LOVE these ideas friend!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      They’re so yummy!

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  5. This looks totally up my alley and I love the V-Day themed meal. Too cute.

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Thanks mama!’ Hope you and Lil Miss are doing well’

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  6. These are adorable! So festive!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Anything for a holiday?! Haha

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  7. Linh wrote:

    Aw love this cute idea and so appropriate for Vday 🙂 Isn’t it crazy how kids will most likely try anything if it’s packaged or creatively made? My daughter wouldn’t try bananas for the longest time, but once I included them with her pancakes as part of “Mickey’s ears” she eat them all up. Haha

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      It’s all mental games and trickery!!! Lol, love that my kids will eat this stuff up. But hey I admit presentation does sell a plate!

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  8. Bonnie wrote:

    Love all these!! Going to make them next week!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Yes let me know how they like it!

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  9. Belle wrote:

    We love Garden Lites muffin! They don’t taste like they’re healthy at all! You’re really clever turning them into hearts!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Trying to get in the spirit of Valentine’s Day!

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  10. Lauren wrote:

    What a cute valentine’s snack and I clicked around to learn more about those veggie bites! 🙂

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Hehe thanks mama so yummy!

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  11. Melissa wrote:

    I love all the hearts. So cute for Valentine’s Day!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Perfect for the holiday!

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  12. Krysten wrote:

    This bento box is perfect for Valentine’s Day. The hearts are absolutely adorable!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Yep I have a feeling he’ll be asking for it Year round!

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  13. April wrote:

    This is so cute!I love it ….everything are all heart shape .Im doing this for everyone on Vday! Love it

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      So fun and easy!

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  14. Jazz wrote:

    These ideas are so cute!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Hehe thanks!

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  15. Kate wrote:

    Yum! I think those muffins would be a hit in my house!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Yes they’re so good!

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  16. Leighann wrote:

    This is so cute! I’ll have to keep my eyes open for the snacks! In other news, my mom used to cut my sandwiches in hearts and this reminded me that!;)

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Aww so sweet! Hope my kids remember when they’re older!!

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  17. I had never heard of Garden Lites — totally going to try them out on my family. Thanks for the coupon posting as well
    – Kristin
    http://www.BrightLightLiving.com

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  18. Val wrote:

    Those look so tasty and I definitely need to pick up some Bento boxes!

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  19. These are such cute ideas! I need those trays!

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  20. Stephanie wrote:

    I’m so excited to try the Garden lites muffins! My daughter has a dairy allergy and I am gluten free!

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  21. Can I come to your house for lunch? These are absolutely adorable! And thanks for the savings, we’ll have to try it!

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  22. Jenna wrote:

    Awww! I wonder if my daughter would actually eat if I cut her food into little hearts. She’s super into shapes these days so it might just do the trick.

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  23. Jessica wrote:

    Love the Valentine’s day theme!

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  24. I loved the heart themed everything! Those muffins are so good!

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  25. Claudia wrote:

    Love the containers!!

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  26. Christelle wrote:

    This is such a great idea to get kids to eat fun and healthy!

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  27. Can’t get over how you made everything heart-shaped! Veggies and all ????????????

    Happy Valentines and happy hearts day to you and your family 🙂

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  28. Angela Kim wrote:

    These are so cute! I want to make these for my kids but I can’t even find the time to do dishes these days……You’re so crafty!

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  29. Andi wrote:

    Okay, these look like something that my kids would actually eat!! Absolutely love it, thank you for sharing!

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  30. Mamaguru wrote:

    How cute! I love bentos!

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  31. I had not heard of these muffins before! I’ll have to check them out!

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  32. Shannon wrote:

    This is so NOT a Pinterest fail! Cutest lunch ever!

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  33. Kristen wrote:

    Goodness you are so creative!! I love this festive meal idea! Need to try these muffins!

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  34. Esther wrote:

    Such an adorable idea!!

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  35. Angela wrote:

    So, my son loves cucumbers and lettuce, but I think these look pretty tasty!! Might have to buy these for momma, and maybe share them. Haha!! Jk
    Angela
    http://www.prettyinherpearls.com

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  36. His is one of the cutest ideas I’ve seen. I love bento boxes! Love that these have veggies in them!
    Walking in Memphis in High Heels

    Published 2.7.17
  37. Danielle wrote:

    This is such a cute way to get kids to eat!! I love it. 🙂

    Published 2.7.17

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