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4 Bento Lunch Box Ideas

Try these 4 easy bento box ideas that have a variety of proteins, vegetables and flavours! These will get you so excited for lunch...build your 'open-faced' sandwiches on crispbreads and enjoy.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Calories: 236kcal

Ingredients

BLT Bento (serves 1)

  • 2 slices bacon (cooked)
  • 1 roma tomato (sliced)
  • ½ cup iceberg lettuce (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 package Multigran Ryvita Crispbread

Marinated Cherry Tomatoes (makes 2 servings)

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons red onion
  • salt + pepper

Marinated Tomatoes Box (serves 1)

  • ½ cup marinated cherry tomatoes (recipe above)
  • ½ cup cottage cheese (extra liquid drained)
  • ½ tablespoon balsamic reduction
  • basil leaves (optional)
  • 1 package Pumpkin Seed & Oat Ryvita Crispbread

Wasabi Tuna Salad (serves 2)

  • 1 can tuna (drained; 170 g; 5 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon wasabi paste
  • salt & pepper

Wasabi Tuna Box (serves 1)

  • ½ cup wasabi tuna (recipe above)
  • ¼ cup pea shoots (or sprouts)
  • 1 tablespoon red onion (sliced)
  • sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 package Sesame Ryvita Crispbread

Pickled Radish (serves 4)

  • 6 radishes (thinly sliced)
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • salt & pepper

Pickled Radish and Hard Boiled Egg Box (serves 1)

  • 1 egg (hard boiled)
  • 1 tablespoon pickled radish (recipe above)
  • 1 tablespoon red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese
  • ¼ cup pea shoots (or sprouts)
  • fresh dill (optional)
  • 1 package Red Quinoa & Sesame Ryvita Crispbreads

Instructions

BLT Bento Lunch Box

  • Combine all ingredients in a multi-compartment lunch box.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 48 hours, or slice tomatoes fresh each day (the rest of the components could keep for up to 4 days).

Marinated Tomatoes Bento Lunch Box

  • Stir together the marinated tomatoes ingredients, then portion out with remaining ingredients into a multi-compartment lunch box.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Marinated tomatoes are good for up to 24 hours, but the rest of the ingredients can be portioned out up to 4 days ahead.

Wasabi Tuna Bento Lunch Box

  • Stir together the Wasabi Tuna Salad ingredients, then portion out with the rest of the ingredients in a multi-compartment lunch box.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Pickled Radish and Hard Boiled Egg Bento Lunch Box

  • First, prepare the pickled radish: combine radish, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper in a jar or bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, stir, then return to the microwave for 1 more minute.
  • Allow pickled onions to cool, then portion out with the rest of the ingredients in a multi-compartment lunch box.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1BLT box | Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 408mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 697IU | Vitamin C: 10mg