Bento Box Lunch Ideas

Bento Box Lunch Ideas

Bento Box Lunch Recipe Ideas

Bento boxes are a great way to pack a nutritious and delicious meal on the go. Here are some ideas for tasty and healthy bento box recipes:

1. Quinoa and roasted vegetable salad: Cook quinoa according to package instructions. Roast a mix of vegetables (such as carrots, sweet potatoes, and red peppers) in the oven with olive oil and a touch of salt. Once both the quinoa and vegetables are cooked, mix them together in a large bowl with a vinaigrette of your choice. Divide the salad into four portions and pack into bento boxes.

2. Sushi rolls: Make your own sushi rolls at home with cooked sushi rice, nori sheets, and your favorite fillings (such as cucumber, avocado, and cooked salmon). Cut the sushi rolls into bite-sized pieces and pack into bento boxes.

3. Chicken teriyaki bento: Cook chicken breasts in a teriyaki sauce until cooked through. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and pack into a bento box with steamed rice and sautéed vegetables.

4. Bento box burrito: Wrap a cooked whole wheat tortilla around a filling of your choice (such as black beans, corn, cabbage, garlic aioli and spanish onion)

Bento Lunch Box Ideas That Are Gluten-Free, Paleo and Dairy Free

1. Grilled chicken and vegetables: Season chicken breasts with your favorite spices and grill until cooked through. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and pack into a bento box with grilled vegetables (such as zucchini, yellow squash, and red peppers).

2. Salmon and sweet potato cakes: Mash cooked sweet potatoes and mix with cooked salmon, diced onion, egg, and spices. Form the mixture into small cakes and pan fry in olive oil until golden brown. Pack the salmon cakes into a bento box with a salad of your choice.

3. Eggplant "meatballs": Sauté diced eggplant, onion, and garlic in olive oil until soft. Mash the eggplant mixture and mix with cooked ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, and spices. Form the mixture into small balls and bake in the oven until browned. Pack the eggplant meatballs into a bento box with marinara sauce and steamed broccoli.

4. Fruit and nut bars: Combine dates, almonds, cashews, and shredded coconut in a food processor and pulse until the mixture is crumbly. Press the mixture into a bars and refrigerate until firm. Cut the bars into small squares and pack into a bento box for a healthy and satisfying snack.

Bento Lunch Box Ideas That Are Low Carb

1. Cauliflower "rice" stir fry: Pulse cauliflower florets in a food processor until they resemble rice. Sauté the cauliflower rice in olive oil with garlic, ginger, and your favorite stir fry vegetables. Season with soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. Pack the stir fry into a bento box and top with cooked chicken or shrimp.

2. Zucchini noodles with pesto: Use a spiralizer to make zucchini noodles. Sauté the noodles in olive oil with garlic and your favorite pesto sauce. Pack the noodles into a bento box and top with grilled chicken or salmon.

3. Portobello "burger": Season a portobello mushroom caps with your favorite burger spices and grill until tender. Serve the mushroom burger in a lettuce wrap and pack into a bento box with oven roasted potatoes or sweet potato fries.

4. Egg "muffins": Whisk together eggs, diced vegetables, and shredded cheese. Pour the mixture into a muffin tin and bake in the oven until set. Pack the egg muffins into a bento box for a quick and easy breakfast or snack.

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