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How to Make a Piggy Bento Lunch Box

  • This little piggy is made from (what else?) ham. Wrap a piece of ham around some mashed potatoes to give the piggy its round shape. You can also tuck in pasta or a rice ball in place of the mashed potatoes.

    Antichoking warning: Remember to remove toothpicks and cut up blueberries, grapes, carrots and other food for children under 4. See our Antichoking guide for more information.

  • Tuck in veggies throughout the bento for a healthy and decorative option. Fill halved grape or cherry tomatoes with leftover mixed veggies and tuck in string beans, broccoli or carrot flowers (here's a photo guide to making carrot flowers).

  • Cut out small pieces from a separate piece of ham for ears, nose, feet and a curly-Q tail.
  • An egg flower gives the bento an extra-arty look. See our step-by-step photo guide on how to make it.
  • Mix berries and skewer grape halves on toothpicks for a healthy side. You can make mini-fruit kabobs out of any of your kid's favorite fruits.

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