Easy Lunch Stackers Bento Box
Do your kids like to snack? We like to make this Easy Lunch Stackers Bento Box for a quick and easy customizable lunchbox idea. Kids will love to assemble their own stackers at lunch time! Everyone can get creative when they make their own bento boxes. Want to make them healthier? Add even more veggies by using sliced carrots and tomatoes or customize using their favorite veggies.
Well as we all know school mornings can be a little hectic and we sometimes just need easy. Easy breakfasts, easy routines, and easy lunch box ideas. Sometimes we just make homemade lunchables or even peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. That is where this Easy Lunch Stackers Bento Box comes in handy. Not too much effort goes into these easy and customizable bento boxes. And as you know, when I can, I let the kids make their own lunches. This is one of those recipes where I can just grab everything out of the fridge, lay it out on the counter, and the kids can get creative. My daughter likes turkey, cheese, and tomatoes so that is what she packed. My son liked ham and cucumbers, so that is what he did. Either way they all can pack what they like so that they will enjoy their lunches. Make sure to incorporate some fruit or their favorite dips, too!
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Key Ingredients for this Easy Lunch Stackers Bento Box
Ham– we had some deli ham that we used for an easy roll-up. If you have turkey or another favorite deli meat, you can use that, too! We have even made it these boxes with salami and bologna, too.
Cheese– the kids love cheese as a great source of protein and calcium. We had cheddar, but whatever your family likes, use that! We have made them with swiss, provolone, and even pepper jack!
Cucumbers– we had a couple of fresh cucumbers laying around, but you can definitely pack your kiddos favorite veggies like cherry tomatoes, celery, or carrots!
Whole Wheat Crackers– our house is always loaded with different flavored crackers so we used whole wheat. But any kind of crackers will do!
Fruit of choice- our kids like bananas for an easy grab and go snack. Other fruits that pack well would be grapes, a mandarin, strawberries, or any other family favorite!
How to assemble this Easy Lunch Stackers Bento Box
Strat by getting all of the deli meat of choice, veggies, and cheese out. Then place the rolled ham into the bento box. Next add in the sliced cheese, sliced cucumbers, and crackers.
Then add in your favorite fruits and dips. We packed a banana and some ranch for dipping. Like I said earlier, this recipe is great for the kids to be able to get creative with. So let them pick their favorite fruits, veggies, and sides for a complete lunch box!
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Nutrition Tip: Sweet peppers are low in calories and rich in Vitamin C and other antioxidants, making them a great addition to any healthy lunchbox.
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Easy Lunch Stackers Bento Box
- 2 slices low-sodium ham rolled, cut into 4 pieces
- 1 slice lowfat Cheddar cheese cut into 4 pieces
- 4 slices cucumber
- 8 whole wheat crackers
- 1 medium banana
- 3 mini sweet peppers sliced
- 2 tablespoons lowfat Ranch dip
- Place ham, cheese, cucumber and crackers in stacks in large section of bento box.
- Place banana in one small section of bento box and peppers and dressing in other small section.