Hello and welcome to Lunch Box Loot!
I’m Shannon, a wife to my very best friend in the world and mother to three crazy boys. I enjoy cooking, baking, making lunches, throwing parties, decorating, and (very amateur) photography.
I have always loved good food and wanted to instill a love of fresh fruits and vegetables in my boys from a young age. When my oldest son was one I decided to throw him a bug party and began discover all kinds of fun and creative ways to display food to look like bugs. Through that, I discovered bentos (a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine), and thus began an obsession that has grown over the years!
I began to collect cute items to make my boys lunches even more awesome (lunch picks, rings, sandwich cutters, etc.), and I started to meet other moms and dads with the same obsession. So, I started Lunch Box Loot to help curate and share some of my favorite items.
I love bentos for a number of reasons: healthy variety, less processed foods, earth friendly, and just plain fun. My boys love opening their lunches to see what they get for the day and I love making them, knowing they are having a well balanced meal. I hope you find some items here that will give you and your kids that same joy.