Look at all the variety in this fruit bento box for kids! It offers a little bit of everything from fresh apples to juicy grapes, deli turkey, and something with a little crunch.
It’s a snack lover’s paradise you can enjoy for lunch, and I’ll show you how easy it is to assemble using what you already have in the fridge and pantry.
Fresh Fruit Bento Box
While the name says “for kids,” this fruit bento box is perfect for everyone! It’s filled with healthy options, and you can easily bulk it up by adding veggies or extra protein like hard-boiled eggs or Greek yogurt.
Packing bento boxes is an easy way to get creative with lunch ingredients you already have on hand. Don’t have grapes? Swap them out for berries. Use ham instead of turkey- the possibilities are endless.
If you’d like to prep this for an easy grab-and-go lunch, make sure to soak the sliced apples to prevent them from browning.
What is in this Fruit Bento Box for Kids
While you can always mix and match ingredients in your bento, here’s some inspiration to get you started.
- Fresh fruit: this lunch features sliced apples and seedless grapes.
- Protein: sliced deli turkey is an easy source of protein you can roll and pack.
- Something cheesy: cheese crisps, cheese crackers, or regular cubed cheese.
- Something crunchy: we love pretzel chips, but swap them out for fresh vegetables or another snack.
Want to pack more bento boxes like this one? Try the Charcuterie Lunchbox next!
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How to Pack This Fruit Bento Box for Kids
Grab those ingredients, and let’s pack up this fruit bento box for kids!
Slice the apples, wash the grapes, and roll up the deli meat.
- Pack the wet ingredients
Place the apples, grapes, and turkey into the largest compartment of your lunch container.
- Add the dry ingredients
In order for the pretzels and cheese crisps (or cheese) to stay dry, they need to be packed separately from the fruit and protein.
- Pack it up!
Close the lunch container, and place it in a lunch bag with an ice pack.
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Protein & Fruit Bento Box
This fruit bento box for kids offers a little bit of everything and is a snack lover’s paradise you can pack for lunch!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1
- Category: Lunch
- Diet: Low Calorie
- 1 apple, sliced
- 1 handful of seedless grapes
- 2–4 ounces rolled deli turkey
- 1–ounce pretzel chips or whole-grain crackers
- 1–ounce cheese crisps or cubed cheese
- Wash the grapes and slice the apples. Cut each roll of turkey in half.
- Place the grapes, apples, and turkey inside the lunch container.
- Pack the pretzel chips and cheese crisps or cubes into separate compartments to keep them dry.
- Close the lunch container and pack it into a lunch bag with an ice pack.
*Nutritional information is calculated with cubed cheese.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 454
- Sugar: 45.2 g
- Sodium: 966.8 mg
- Fat: 8.2 g
- Saturated Fat: 4.1 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 77.8 g
- Fiber: 7 g
- Protein: 22.9 g
- Cholesterol: 47.1 mg
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