Hummus is a terrific dip for kids to enjoy more veggies, so I’ll show you how to pack it to build a satisfying meal that stays fresh and how to avoid a messy lunch bag!
Bento Box with Hummus and Carrots
Kids having fun while eating veggies is every parent’s dream, and with a simple concept, it can! Dipping veggies into a dip will do it, and hummus is a great vessel for kids to dip and eat more vegetables at lunch in a way they really enjoy it!
Although this bento is not a complete lunch, packing hummus and carrots to compliment a sandwich lunch is great as well as for a quick snack box. Learn more about how to pack a bento box as a complete lunch here.
Hummus is available in different flavors at the store, so if your child enjoys it, it’s a great way to switch up the dip!
What is in this Hummus and Carrots Bento
Hummus and carrots are a yummy and fun lunchbox duo! Add more delicious ingredients you have on hand and… mission accomplished!
In this bento box I included:
- Hummus: your kids’ favorite store-bought or homemade hummus.
- Carrots: carrot sticks or baby carrots are perfect for dipping!
- Olives: any pitted olives.
- More veggies: this time, I added cherry tomatoes and cucumber sticks.
- Something crunchy: puffed cheese bites, pita chips, whole-grain crackers… you choose!
You’ll find the measurements in the recipe card below.
See how to make this bento in the quick video below:
How to pack Hummus and Carrots Bento Box for lunch
This nutritious bento with hummus and carrots will stay fresh and crunchy until lunchtime by packing it correctly.
Here’s how I assembled this bento box:
- Pack the hummus
Place the hummus in one compartment or inside a small lidded container.
- Pack the carrots
In another compartment, place the carrots and any other veggies.
Store in the refrigerator for up to two days.
Tips for packing a perfect lunch for kids
Keep lunches fresh until lunchtime with a few simple packing tips. This way, it stays intact, you avoid spills, and it keeps kids satiated!
Make it a meal
This bento box goes great with a sandwich for a filling lunch that both kids and adults will enjoy! Pack a Classic Egg Salad Sandwich or this Turkey and Pepperoni Sandwich and make it a meal. Check out all my tips for packing sandwiches in the lunchbox.
Make it different every time
If your child enjoys eating hummus, you can make this lunchbox different and fun by packing different flavors. You can buy it at the store or try my epic Sweet Potato Hummus or this delicious Homemade Edamame Hummus.
Add more veggies
Aside from carrots, you can add other fun veggies to dip, like bell pepper strips, cucumber slices, celery sticks, sugar snap peas, or green beans.
Add a healthy dessert
Homemade sweet treats are great to fill bellies and add nutrition in a way no one can resist! Pick one of these healthy desserts for school lunch, such as this delicious Fruit and Yogurt Parfait and the lunchbox will come back home empty!
Hummus and Carrots Bento
- 2 tablespoons hummus
- 1 cup baby carrots
- ¼ cup sliced veggies
- Place the hummus in one compartment or inside a small lidded container.
- In another compartment, place the carrots and any other veggies.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to two days.