Taco Salad Bento Lunch for Kids

Taco Salad Bento Lunch for Kids

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From: EatingWell.com, July 2017

No more half-eaten lunches—this taco-inspired bento box lunch is a healthy and portable meal your kid will love.

Ingredients 1 serving

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  • ½ cup chopped romaine lettuce
  • 3 ounces cooked lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • ¼ cup green grapes, sliced lengthwise
  • ¼ cup chopped honeydew melon
  • ¼ cup chopped kiwi
  • ½ cup corn kernels or about ⅓ of a corn cob
  • 6 tortilla chips
  • 2 tablespoons guacamole

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  1. Layer lettuce, beef and cheese in a medium or large container. Top with salsa.
  2. Combine grapes, melon and kiwi in a small bowl. Pack in a medium container.
  3. Place corn in a small container.
  4. Pack chips in a medium container. Nestle a small dip container of guacamole among the chips.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 bento box
  • Per serving: 537 calories; 23 g fat(7 g sat); 9 g fiber; 61 g carbohydrates; 27 g protein; 100 mcg folate; 69 mg cholesterol; 20 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 2,878 IU vitamin A; 78 mg vitamin C; 191 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 556 mg sodium; 1,224 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (130% daily value), Vitamin A (58% dv), Folate (25% dv), Iron (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 4
  • Exchanges: 2½ lean protein, 2½ starch, 1½ fruit, 1 fat, ½ high-fat protein, ½ vegetable

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