Picky Eater is my second grader. She's so named for obvious reasons. However, everything in her bento box is tried and true. She has a side of ranch salad dressing for dipping, a stainless steel bottle of juice, and a cloth napkin.
In her top compartment, Picky Eater as carrots -- some whole baby carrots and some carrot slices; grapes; and flower-shaped kebabs with American cheese and Canadian bacon.
In her bottom compartment, Picky Eater has steamed broccoli, more carrot shapes, sweet bell peppers (both whole and rings), a sweet gherkin, a small finger sandwich (egg salad on pink bread), and a mini cupcake (Apple-Carrot with Honey Butter Frosting).
Bayberry is my sixth grader. She has braces, which presents a variety of difficulties, but we get around them. Her carrots, for example, are very thinly sliced, which allows her to still eat them with braces. Also, her broccoli is steamed so it won't damage her wires. On the side, Bayberry has a bottle of juice and a cloth napkin.
Bayberry has four compartments. Starting upper right and moving clockwise: grapes and tiny carrot flowers; a sweet gherkin and a mini bell pepper filled with ranch salad dressing; a small egg salad sandwich and a mini cupcake; steamed broccoli, sweet bell peppers (some rings and a whole one) and Canadian bacon & American cheese kebabs.