Tuna protein box is filled with protein-packed foods: tuna salad, cheese, and hard boiled eggs. Ready in minutes, and perfect for delicious on the go snacks! Gluten-free and clean eating.
When it comes to meal prep recipes, our family loves bento boxes. Not only are they quick to prep on meal prep Sunday, but they don’t require a microwave to reheat, either!
This makes them perfect for snacks or lunches on the run, but also for a picnic! Now that it’s warmer out and I’ve been out and about with the boys more, I’ve definitely appreciated having these meal prep boxes around.
Today’s tuna protein box is inspired by the Starbucks Protein Box, which features hard boiled eggs, cheese, apples and peanut butter.
I love this combination of healthy fruits and protein-packed ingredients. I wanted to mix it up by replacing one of the hard boiled eggs with a bit of tuna (which is great eaten with a fork or scooped up with the veggies).
All together there is 27 g of protein in this tuna protein box, which means you are going to be feeling full for longer!
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How to prepare this tuna protein box?
This is another loosey-goosey ‘recipe’. Use what you have on hand! Here’s what I packed in my tuna protein boxes:
- tuna salad- I mixed a 5 oz can of tuna with 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise, some chopped celery and a few grinds of salt and pepper. You could swap for canned salmon, hummus, or even a nut butter!
- veggies- carrot sticks and celery sticks are perfect because they hold up pretty well for 4 days. You could also add bell peppers, cherry tomatoes (leave them whole) or broccoli.
- fruit- I used grapes because they hold up well, and blueberries. Fruit will keep longer if you pack them as dry as possible so I let them air dry for an hour before portioning them out.
- hard boiled eggs- I prepped mine in the Instant Pot using this tutorial from Life Made Sweeter. Worked like a charm!
- cheese- good old cheddar cubes. You can use almost any cheese you’d like.
I used my favorite three compartment glass storage containers from Prep Naturals (you can find them here –> affiliate link).
I love that they are glass because it means my food stays fresher and I don’t need to worry about chemicals. The downside is that they are heavier to be taking in your bag to work, and they are harder to fit in the dishwasher.
If you are looking for a good quality plastic alternative, I also own/love these EasyLunchBoxes 3-Compartment Containers.
Tips for the BEST tuna protein box
- Check out my 3-compartment glass meal prep containers, they are perfect for adult bento boxes!
- I used 2 oz condiment containers similar to these to store the tuna. You could also use silicone muffin liners
- keep the berries and grapes as dry as possible so that they last a full 4 days
- Looking for more no cook lunch ideas? Try these Spring Strawberry Bento Lunch Boxes, these Easy Bistro Boxes 3 Ways, these No Cook Taco Salad Bento Boxes, and this Vegan Snack Bento Box
Tuna Protein Box
- 4 whole eggs
- 4 carrots peeled & chopped
- 2-3 ribs celery chopped
- 1 cup grapes
- 1 cup blueberries
- 8 oz cheese cubed
- 5 oz can of tuna drained
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons celery finely chopped
- salt & pepper to taste
- Cook and cool hard boiled eggs (I used my Instant Pot). You can leave them with the shells on or peel them after they've cooled completely.
- Stir together tuna salad ingredients and divide between containers.
- Divide all other ingredients between containers.
- Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- Enjoy cold.