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5 Easy & Healthy Bento Box Lunch Ideas

These Healthy Bento Box Lunch Recipes are the perfect lunch for work or school – make them ahead and store in the fridge for up to 5 days!
Prep Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 194kcal


Turkey & Hummus

  • 16 deli turkey slices
  • 2 cups mixed veggies (cucumber, carrots, cherry tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup hummus
  • 4 cheese sticks

Meat & Cheese

  • 1 cup sliced kielbasa, ham or salami
  • 1 cup sliced cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups crackers
  • 2 cups raspberries & blackberries

Egg & Cheese

  • 8 hard boiled eggs, sliced in half
  • 2 apples, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup sliced white cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grapes
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds

Chickpea Salad

  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup light mayo
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt & pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill or 1 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Extra veggies and crackers, to serve


  • 3 pitas, cut into small circles
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup mini pepperoni or turkey pepperettes, sliced


  • Add ingredients of choice to each bento box container. For chickpea salad, mash chickpeas in a large bowl with a fork (will be a rough mash), then serve over lettuce in bento box container with sides of choice.
  • Bento boxes will last in the fridge up to 5 days. Enjoy!



NOTE: Nutritional info is for the Turkey and Hummus bento box. It will need to be calculated separately for all other bento boxes - Myfitnesspal or Livestrong are great options for this.
The formula for a bento box is simple: you need a carb, protein, vegetables and fruits.
Bento boxes aren’t just for kids; combine all the flavours you love for an adult-friendly bento lunch box.
Tightly pack your bento box to ensure things don’t shift around.
Store these boxes in the fridge for several days.
Freeze some of the ingredients separately then assemble your fresh bento boxes.


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 805mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg