12 Butterfly Themed Lunches

12 Butterfly Lunches Collage

The girls in my life enjoy butterfly themed lunches. But I think that any gender can enjoy a butterfly themed meal. For most of these lunches I used butterfly cookie cutters. As long time readers know, I have a large cookie cutter collection and it keeps on growing. Here are 12 butterfly themed lunches that I made. Included at the end of this post are links to 10 more awesome butterfly lunches made by my bento friends.

Broccoli Rice Butterfly Lunch

I made this for my 15 year old niece. She is always happy to have rice for lunch.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Nishiki rice with cooked broccoli (I put the broccoli inside a cookie cuter, packed cooked rice around it, then removed the cookie cutter)

Top Right: Fruit yogurt with frozen butterflies (I used a silicone mold)

Bottom Right: Green grapes

Rice Butterfly

I made this rice butterfly for my 15 year old niece. I packed fruit, vegetables, and nuts around it.

Container: ECO Lunchboxes

Contents: Nishiki rice butterfly with corn, peas, cheddar cheese, and carrot (I pressed hot rice into a cookie cutter with plastic wrap to protect my hands), strawberries, blackberries, asparagus, snow peas, Brazil nuts

Butterfly Berry Rice

My 15 year old niece also ate this berry rice with butterflies lunch. I made the berry rice by mixing a few frozen berries into hot cooked rice.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Pistachios

Bottom Left: Watermelon butterfly (I used this cookie cutter)

Right Side: Berry rice (mix a few frozen berries into hot cooked rice), carrot and cucumber butterflies

Butterfly Pizza Lunch

I used Grands biscuits to make this easy butterfly pizza.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Butterfly pizza with Grands biscuits (olive and spinach details)

Top Right: Cucumber butterflies

Bottom Right: Romaine lettuce salad with carrot butterflies

Butterfly Quesadilla Salad Lunch

I made this salad with butterfly quesadilla for myself. It was a fun and tasty lunch.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Raspberries

Bottom Left: Brazil Nuts

Right Side: Mixed lettuce and spinach salad with sunflower seeds, slivered almonds, and a butterfly cheese quesadilla (food safe marker details)


I made this butterfly rice salad for my niece a few years ago. It was previously published here.


I made this butterfly cheese and crackers lunch for my friends young daughter a few years ago. It was previously published here.

Butterfly Girl Lunch

I actually prepared this butterfly girl lunch for myself. I was inspired by seeing a friend’s daughter wearing butterfly wings.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Butterfly girl (snow peas, carrot, grape, tomato), Nature’s Earthly Choice Easy Quinoa Blends – Quinoa & Broccoli

Top Right: Almonds and cashews

Bottom Right: Plain Greek yogurt with peach butterfly garnish (additional peaches are under the yogurt)

Butterfly Mac and Cheese Lunch

My middle niece ate this butterfly macaroni and cheese lunch last year. It was previously published here.

Butterfly Sandwich Lunch

I created this butterfly sandwich lunch for my friend’s 9 year old daughter.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Butterfly cucumber (with flower picks)

Bottom Left: Blueberries

Right Side: Wegmans Fruit Twist, Butterfly peanut butter and jelly sandwich on wheat bread with cheese butterfly details and picks (antenna).

Potato Butterfly Lunch

I made this mashed potato butterfly meal for my 15 year old niece. It was previously published here.

Butterfly Bread Lunch

My friend’s 9 year old daughter enjoyed this butterfly bread meal.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Homemade butterfly shaped bread with Colby-jack cheese butterflies.

Top Right: Raspberries with daisy and ladybug picks

Bottom Right: Raspberry Greek yogurt with raspberry garnish

I hope that you enjoyed seeing these. Here are some more butterfly lunch ideas from my bento friends:

Simple and Cute Butterfly Lunch by BentOnBetterLunches

Butterfly Salad Lunch by Blame it on the bento

Butterfly Applewiches by Becoming a Bentoholic

Butterfly Crackers with Ham and Cheese by Food for Harper

FunBites Butterflies by Biting the Hand that Feeds You

Flatbread Butterfly by Eats Amazing

Butterfly Sandwich with Butterfly Fruit Kabobs by Bentoriffic

Gluten-free, Soy-free, Dairy-free, and Nut-free Butterfly Sandwich Lunch by Chaos and Confections

3D Butterfly Cut Outs by Little Miss Bento

Cat in Garden Bento with Purple Potato Butterfly by Beneficial Bento

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1 Response to 12 Butterfly Themed Lunches

  1. These are so adorable! If I don’t always get a chance to comment, I do think your lunches are always inventive and charming, Kathy.

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