Grocery Shopping List for Bento Box Lunch Essentials

This post is sponsored by Walmart. As always, all opinions and content are my own.

We just got our Walmart+ order to restock some bento box foods for the boys. So, I figured I’d jot down the grocery shopping list for Bento Box Lunch Essentials.

Grocery Shopping List for Bento Box Lunch Essentials


  • Wheat Bread
  • Mini Bagels
  • Mini Croissants
  • Tortillas
  • Hawaiian Rolls


  • Deli meat (turkey, ham, pepperoni)
  • Mini meatballs
  • Eggs (hardboiled)


  • Berries
  • Bagged Apples (smaller sizes)
  • Pears
  • Oranges or Cuties
  • Banana (slice in half and cover in cellophane)
  • Dried Mango
  • Freeze dried Apple Slices
  • Dried Cherries


  • baby cucumbers
  • cornichons (or Snack ‘Ems pickles)
  • cherry tomatoes
  • grape tomatoes
  • baby carrots
  • edamame


  • Babybel cheese
  • String cheese
  • Cheese slices
  • yogurt


  • Goldfish
  • Popcorn
  • Letter cookies
  • Graham Crackers
  • Crackers
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Oreos
  • Chips
  • Pretzels

Juice Boxes

  • Capri Sun
  • Apple Juice
  • Gatorade


  • Cream Cheese
  • Jam
  • Salsa

I try to pack bento box lunches with something from 3-4 categories. I throw in a juice box and yogurt and call it good! Most of the time the boy(s) gobble it up. And every few weeks, I try to add a new food they haven’t tried to add variety to their overall eating. Not a mind blowing list, but a variety of mostly kid-friendly foods that you might want to add to your weekly grocery order too!

You don’t need all the things on the list, but these are the foods that are in our bento box grocery rotation. We usually get at least a bag or two of these in our weekly Walmart+ order. They have all our grocery must haves and the membership benefits make it so easy for this mom of 3 boys!

Sign up here for Walmart+ membership (FREE for 15 days!) – lots of great benefits like free shipping (no order minimum!) on items from (excludes oversized/freight and Marketplace items). We also use our free delivery (min $35 purchase, restrictions apply) from our local store all the time!

What are some of your kids’ fave lunch foods?

Grocery Shopping List for Bento Box Lunch Essentials

Grocery Shopping List for Bento Box Lunch Essentials

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My name is JeeYoung, a work at home mom to three boys. Consultant, Content Creator, Chaos Coordinator. This is a snippet of our happy chaos - mom life, family travel, easy recipes, home decor, and simple beauty. So happy you're here!

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