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DIY Nachos Lunchbox

Kids will love assembling this fun DIY Nachos lunch with black beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and guacamole!

Let your kids choose their favorite nacho toppings and use cupcake liners to separate the ingredients and avoid sogginess. We love this vegetarian lunch idea, but you can easily add in your kids’ favorite taco protein like chicken, ground beef or lentils.

Nutrition Tip: Black beans, and other dark-colored beans, contain the same pigment found in grapes that acts as a disease-fighting antioxidant. Black beans are also a terrific source of fiber, protein, and iron for kids.

To form the base of our DIY Nachos, we use baked or multigrain scoopable tortilla chips that are perfect for loading up your favorite toppings, like those yummy Nature Fresh Farms TOMZ cherry tomatoes!

Other great additions for your kiddos’ nachos include onions, peppers, sour cream or salsa.

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DIY Nachos Lunchbox

DIY Nachos Lunchbox

Kids will love assembling this fun DIY Nachos lunch with black beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and guacamole!

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 ounce multigrain scoop tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 tablespoon shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 6 Nature Fresh Farms TOMZ cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons guacamole
  • 1 small apple


  1. Assemble lunchbox with tortilla chips, black beans, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and guacamole.
  2. Serve with apple.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 406Total Fat: 21gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 165mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 9gSugar: 14gProtein: 9g

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Amber Gray

About the Author

Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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