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Pizza Bistro Box

A pizza inspired bistro box made healthy and fast for the ultimate healthy and quick lunch!

pizza bistro box

This Pizza Bistro Box was inspired by both my kids’ devotion to pizza and my determination to use leftover toppings to pack lunches. It’s not your typical bistro box but we never really make “typical” lunches around here anyway.

The one thing I keep on a schedule is our meals because thanks to the Classic Meal Plan, dinner is always prepped and ready for when the six o’clock rush hits.

This bistro box comes together quickly with hummus, pita chips, nitrate free pepperoni, Mozzarella cheese, roasted bell pepper strips, and black olives. It’s the better version of the pre-packaged crackers and cheese or deconstructed pizza lunches you’ll find at the grocery store.

Don’t keep roasted bell peppers in your pantry? Swap them with fresh bell pepper strips. Use regular crackers, pita wedges, or even pretzels instead of pita chips. The options are endless!

Fresh and easy ideas just like this one can also be found in our Classic Family Meal plan. Both dinner and lunch include 5 recipes, a completed shopping list, and a done-for-you meal prep guide. Can I get a high five?!

That’s the fun in building bistro boxes, the ingredients are simple, ready to eat, and can be easily swapped or replaced with whatever items you have available, even with leftovers.

pizza bistro box

Bistro Box Ingredients

Leftover items that are great for packing into a bistro box include:

Leftover grilled or roasted chicken
Guacamole and cheese from taco night
Egg salad from leftover hard-boiled eggs
Chicken salad from a previous lunch
Deli meats like turkey, ham, or roast beef
Hard-boiled eggs or deviled eggs

All you have to do is pair these options with fresh fruit, veggies, and a whole grain or grain-free carbohydrate to make it a complete meal.

Bistro boxes are also super quick to assemble and prep ahead of time. Most ingredients like deli cuts, veggies, fruit, and cheese will stay fresh for a long time in the fridge. So you can make these on Sunday and BOOM! You have lunches ready through Friday.

Looking for more bistro box ideas? Check these out.

2 Homemade easy baked chicken tenders that are perfectly crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside! Plus, these you can freeze!

How to Make Chicken Tenders

Chicken tenders are one of the most popular food items in America -and they are not just for kids, adults love them too! If you want to see how to make chicken tenders at home without frying, check out this video.

My tender-loving family loves this recipe because the crust is everything you’d want on a chicken tender without frying, which means that now you don’t have to go out to eat to enjoy these!

This homemade recipe for chicken tenders is the perfect alternative to the frozen, pre-packaged tenders. They are made with real, unprocessed chicken, and you’ll have minimal cleanup because they are baked, not fried.

And thanks to the use of Panko breadcrumbs they are perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. What’s not to love?

But it gets better; these homemade chicken tenders can be frozen before cooking by placing them on a parchment-lined tray, feezing them, and then transferring them to a freezer-safe bag. Make sure to label the zip bag with the oven temperature and time (add about 2-3 minutes to cooking time if cooking them frozen) and you now have a recipe that yields leftovers for another meal.

It’s convenient, family-favorite recipes like this one that our Classic Meal Plan Members love. We make sure to include kid-friendly favorites like this recipe in the plans, plus prep-ahead directions, and storage notes.

Homemade easy baked chicken tenders that are perfectly crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside! Plus, these you can freeze! Continue reading

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