No cook vegan bento snack box recipe is an easy option to throw together to make sure your snacks are balanced and healthy! Fresh berries, hummus-stuffed mini peppers, trail mix and black bean tortilla chips will fill you up without making you feel overly full.
Are we liking the bento box recipes? I sure am!
So far I’ve shared these Spring Strawberry Bento Lunch Boxes and these No Cook Taco Salad Bento Boxes with you in the past month or so. Because they are no cook, they produce very few dishes, and it makes them even quicker to assemble!
Today I’m going vegan with these bento boxes, but you’re still getting plenty of protein to keep you full!
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How to assemble these vegan bento boxes:
Like most of my other bento box recipes, these vegan bento snack boxes are super easy to adapt to whatever you have in the fridge!
- Hummus stuffed peppers- you can use mini or full size bell peppers (slice in smaller pieces to fit the bento boxes). I was happily surprised that the peppers stayed crisp and crunchy even on day 4! Celery sticks would also be a yummy option.
- Berries- I did a vinegar wash (see recipe card for instructions) and added the berries completely dry to these bento boxes and they were still great to eat on day 4. Other great fruit ideas you could use? Kiwi fruit, apples (slice just before eating), chopped melon (you may wish to keep it in a separate container from the peppers), really anything that will keep for a few days would be great.
- Trail mix- I used vegan chocolate chunks, almonds, pepitas and sunflower seeds. You can mix it up with whatever you’d like! Some other great trail mix ideas include walnuts, pecans, coconut chips, raisins and dried cranberries.
- Black bean tortilla chips- I dipped these in the hummus-stuffed peppers. Swap for crackers or any other brand of tortilla chips you’d like!
Where did you get those glass bento box containers?
I’m sure you’re wondering! These three compartment glass storage containers are from Prep Naturals (you can find them here –> affiliate link).
The best part about using these multi compartment meal prep containers is that you can enjoy foods that can otherwise tend to get soggy, without having to pack a whole extra container. Tortilla chips, crackers and nuts stay perfectly crisp and crunchy!
I love that these containers are glass! I find that glass storage containers make your food taste so much better since they don’t absorb smells or stains. Be warned that they are heavier, and also, they do take up some extra space in the dishwasher.
Tips for the BEST vegan bento snack box:
- Check out my 3-compartment glass meal prep containers, they are perfect for adult bento boxes!
- Keep the trail mix in a separate compartment from the fruit and veggies, as they can absorb moisture and become less crunchy. I used these rectangular silicone baking cups to hold the trail mix.
- Don’t forget to use the freshest berries and make sure they are as dry as possible when packing your bento boxes. I also highly suggest a vinegar wash to prevent mould from growing. See recipe cards for more instructions.
- Looking for more no-cook lunch ideas? Check out these Spring Strawberry Bento Lunch Boxes and these No Cook Taco Salad Bento Boxes. For more meal prep lunch ideas, check out this round up with more than 38 Easy Lunch Meal Prep Ideas!
No cook vegan bento snack box recipe is an easy option to throw together to make sure your snacks are balanced and healthy! Fresh berries, hummus-stuffed mini peppers, trail mix and black bean tortilla chips will fill you up with wholesome ingredients.
- 12 mini bell peppers cut in half, seeds scooped out
- 1/2 cup hummus
- 1/2 pint blackberries washed and air dried (see *)
- 2 cups strawberries washed and air dried (see *)
- 2 cups black bean tortilla chips
- 1/4 cup almonds
- 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chunks
- 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
Stuff the mini bell peppers with hummus.
Mix together the trail mix.
Divide all ingredients between four 3-compartment storage containers.
Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
* make sure you buy the freshest berries you can, and make sure they are as dry as possible when storing
Using a vinegar wash helps to extend their shelf life:
- 1 part vinegar 4 parts water: soak berries for 5 min
- drain and rinse well
- spread out on a towel and allow to air dry for 2-3 hours