10 Delicious Bento Lunch Ideas & Giveaway from Bentology


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  • By Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN on
  • September 8th, 2015

I’m a huge fan of little containers filled with different foods so you have a variety of good eats. I love bento-style lunchboxes where the foods are separated. This way, they don’t run together, get soggy, or blend until you are ready. Especially if eating a salad for lunch, you can divide the dressing from the vegetables and the crispier foods from the wet foods. When you’re ready to eat your meal, you mix what you want, and you have fresh food at your fingertips.

I was thrilled when Bentology offered to give me one of their latest and greatest Bento Sets.
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The classic 6-piece set has a big container for the main entrée, 3 smaller containers for sides, and 1 mini container for dessert. They all fit nicely into a lunchbox with a compartment for your silverware, too. The container sizes make portion control easy because you can only fit so much food into each one. These lunchboxes are great for adults and kids. I’m a fan!

After being inspired with my new lunchbox, I made 10 delicious bento lunch ideas for you to enjoy as much as I do.

AND Bentology is even offering a Giveaway where 1 lucky winner will get this same lunchbox!

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To enter the Giveaway, simply comment below and tell me what your favorite lunch is. You can also Tweet your answer, comment on my Facebook page under the lunch posts, or comment on my Instagram lunch photos going out this week. It’s that simple. We’ll choose 1 lucky winner by the 15th.

Fun times ahead! Now let’s get packing for our lunch.

Here are 10 delicious bento lunch ideas:
PBJ

  1. The Classic

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich with Apples, Cheddar Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes, and Hummus

Everyone loves a good PBJ sandwich. The fruit, cheese, and veggies offer a perfect well-balanced meal. Try dipping the tomatoes and apples in the hummus. It’s tasty. Get my homemade hummus recipe.
Spring_Rolls

  1. Asian-Fusion

Vegetarian Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce, Edamame, Oranges, and Watermelon

Finger foods are fun. Dip the spring rolls into the peanut sauce. The edamame has protein, too, to fill you up. Get my Vegetarian Spring Roll recipe.
Tuna_Sandwich

  1. Sandwich Time

Tuna Sandwich with Carrots and Cucumber, Hummus, Strawberries and Blueberries, and Chocolate Chips

You can eat a full tuna sandwich or just half. The carrots and cucumbers are extra yummy when dipped in the hummus. A little chocolate goes a long way, too, for this tasty mini dessert. Get my homemade hummus recipe.
Chicken_Fajitas

  1. Taco Tuesday

Fajita Chicken and Bell Peppers with Guacamole, Corn Tortillas, Mango, Cucumber, and Sunflower Seeds

Tacos are awesome. You can make your own by adding the fajita chicken, bell peppers, and guacamole to the tortilla. Enjoy the mango, cucumber, and sunflower seeds on the side.
Wrap

  1. The Wrap

Turkey Wrap with Sugar Snap Peas, Homemade Ranch Dressing, Peaches, and Trail Mix

Get the Turkey Wrap recipe and 4 other wrap ideas. Use this low fat, protein-rich homemade ranch dressing recipe to dip with the sugar snap peas or even put in the wrap.
Chicken_Fingers

  1. Chicken “Nuggets”

Oven-Baked “Fried” Chicken with Homemade Ranch Dressing, Baby Carrots, Green and Purple Grapes, and Almonds

We all love chicken nuggets. What better way than to make a healthy version? Get the oven-baked “fried” chicken recipe. You can dip the carrots and nuggets into the homemade ranch dressing recipe, too.
Protein_Eggs

  1. Rainbow Protein Power

Hardboiled Egg with Crackers, Cottage Cheese, Cantaloupe, Pecans, Celery, Cherry Tomatoes, and Yellow Bell Peppers

This lunch is simple, quick, easy to prep, and has the colors of the rainbow with red, orange, yellow, and green to provide you with a multitude of nutrients and vitamins for power and health. Eggs and cottage cheese are excellent sources of protein to keep you satiated and invigorated.
Parfait

  1. Deconstructed Parfait

Plain Greek Yogurt with Banana, Fruit Salad, Granola, and Chocolate Chips

You have all the components of a scrumptious parfait and a well-balanced meal containing carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Enjoy the colors of the rainbow for your nutrition needs.
Chicken_Quesadilla

  1. Latin Fiesta

Chicken Quesadillas with Black Beans, Salsa, Corn on the Cob, and Pineapple

I enjoy putting the salsa over my quesadilla and black beans. Here’s my quesadilla recipe. Watch how Alphonso makes his corn on the cob using Greek yogurt, parmesan, lime, and chili. It’s delish.
Mini_Pizzas

  1. Pizza Party

English Muffin Pizza with a Green Salad, Dressing, Purple Grapes, and Vanilla Wafer Cookies

I’m a pizza lover and these mini-pizzas are always a hit with adults and kids. Watch 4-year-old Lilliana make her English Muffin Pizza. It’s that simple.

Comment below telling me your favorite lunch ideas and you can enter a chance to win a free lunchbox from Bentology. Here’s to good eats!

Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN

This is a sponsored post for Bentology. They provided me with 1 free 6-piece bento set lunchbox. All opinions and recipe creations are my own. I am endorsing this giveaway, which is being handled by Bentology, and am in no way responsible for the outcome.

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14 responses to “10 Delicious Bento Lunch Ideas & Giveaway from Bentology”

  1. manda says:

    I love the idea of bento lunches.

  2. Erin Ellis says:

    My kids love a turkey wrap with veggies and cheese. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

  3. Carla S says:

    My favorite lunch is a flatbread sandwich with spinach, lettuce, green bellpeppers, olives, oregano,provolone, and oil and vinegar.

  4. Kristine says:

    Today I brought curried quinoa salad, watermelon, mozzarella cheese slices, wheat crackers and hummus. Oh, and a bite of dark chocolate, too.

  5. Jordan D says:

    I’d love to do a Mediterranean bento box for lunch – a mini pita pocket, taboulleh salad, hummus, feta cheese, olives, grilled chicken, and grape leaves. Yum!

    • Sarah Koszyk, RD, MA says:

      Now that’s a super delicious combination of awesome delights. I love grape leaves – especially when they are made into dolmas. Yum!

  6. Michelle J. says:

    I love DIY tacos!

  7. Stephanie Coldwell says:

    I like to make deli meat roll ups for lunch. My sides are yogurt and an apple… good, healthy carbs keep me energized!

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