But not always!
My 6 year old, Sprout, chose what went into the Yumbox lunch above. We ate lunch at home so I just used the inner tray. It took minutes to make, including the time it took to sprinkle & swirl a little coloured sugar on the greek yogurt, at her request. The sproutlets often ask if their lunch has a theme, and if I say no, they like to come up with one themselves if they get a chance to see it.
Sprout dubbed this one "Summer Yummer" and happily ate it all :)
Something I like about our Yumbox is the properly portioned sections that make remembering to include all the food groups really easy. And Sprout is learning how to pack a healthy lunch when she helps choose what goes into them! She named this bento "I Heart My Lunch".
I'd call this lunch pretty basic too... unless you count that one little heart pick & the heart-shaped granola bar as artistic... and I don't ;) To be honest, it's heart-shaped because when Bella didn't finish her Clif bar a couple of days earlier I didn't want the rest to go to waste, so I pressed the uneaten bit into a cookie cutter and saved it :) Lunch recycling!
Yumbox is currently sold out, but will be back in stock very soon, so you can still add it to your Amazon Wish List! We've got the Pomme Green and since it's one of Birdie's favourites I'm sure we'll be adding the Framboise Pink too :