7 Recipes for Easy Bento Box Meal Prep

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7 Recipes for Easy Bento Box Breakfasts & Lunches

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Aluminum container with compartments filled with a baked oatmeal cup, hard boiled eggs and fruit


October 4 2018


Lunches don't have to be complicated. Get inspired with our bento box meal prep lunch ideas.

  1. Baked Egg Muffin Bento Box

    For breakfast, lunch, or dinner, 2 of these egg muffins pair well with 1 c. Hy-Vee Short Cuts apple slices and 1 c. Peaceful Piranha sweet potato fries.

    350 calories, 13g protein, 33g carbohydrates. 

  2. Vegetarian Apple and Yogurt Bento Box

    Pack 4 oz. Hy-Vee vanilla yogurt, 1/2-oz walnuts, 2 tbsp. golden raisins, 1 sliced granny smith apple, 2 tbsp. almond butter and 1 multigrain sandwich thin for a filling meal lunch.

    610 calories, 24g protein, 78g carbohydrates. 

  3. Chicken and Citrus Bento Box

    Place 2 oz. grilled chicken breast, 1 medium orange, 1/2 c. sliced cucumbers, 1/4 c. dried cranberries, 2 tbsp. almonds, 9 multigrain pita chips, and 3 tbsp hummus for a protein-packed lunch.

    600 calories, 27g protein, 76g carbohydrates.

  4. Baked Oatmeal Muffin Bento Box

    For extra protein and sweetness, pair these oatmeal muffins with 2 Hy-Vee Short Cuts hard boiled eggs, 1/2 c. Hy-Vee Short Cuts green grapes, and 2 Hy-Vee Short Cuts peeled clementines. 

    400 calories, 18g protein, 57g carbohydrates.

  5. Spicy Garam Masala Chickpea Pita Bento Box

    Pair this Chickpea Pitas recipe with 1 c. Hy-Vee Short Cuts pineapple chunks and 1/4 c. dry roasted edamame.

    420 calories, 18 g protein, 64 carbohydrates.

  6. Egg and Fruit Bento Box

    This vegetarian lunch or snack pack is sure to keep you full. Pack 2 hard boiled eggs, 1 c. strawberries, 1 c. broccoli 0.75-oz. spreadable cheese, 15 red seedless grapes, 6 and multigrain crackers into a bento box.

    410 calories, 20g protein, 46 carbohydrates.

  7. Simple Ham Salad Bento Box

    This one keeps lunch interesting. Pair this Simple Ham Salad recipe with 10 Hy-Vee Short Cuts carrot sticks, 15 gluten-free yellow corn chips, and 1/4 c. Peaceful Piranha sweet chili peanuts. 

    490 calories, 16g protein, 41g carbohydrates.