Rainbow Bento Lunch for Kids

Rainbow Bento Lunch for Kids

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From: EatingWell.com, July 2017

This bento box idea makes lunch fun. With its colorful carrots and swirled yogurt, this packable lunch is a healthy meal kids will actually want to eat—no more half-eaten lunches.

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  • 2 ounces sliced low-sodium deli ham
  • 1 part-skim mozzarella string cheese (1 ounce)
  • ½ cup reduced-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon blueberry jam
  • ¼ cup raspberries
  • ¼ cup sliced strawberries
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup rainbow carrot matchsticks
  • 2 tablespoons guacamole

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  1. Roll ham around cheese. Cut crosswise into 4 to 6 pinwheels. Pack in a medium container.
  2. Swirl yogurt and jam in a medium container.
  3. Toss berries together in a medium container.
  4. Pack carrots in a medium container along with guacamole packed in a dip-size container.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 bento
  • Per serving: 405 calories; 12 g fat(5 g sat); 8 g fiber; 46 g carbohydrates; 31 g protein; 40 mcg folate; 52 mg cholesterol; 26 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 14,636 IU vitamin A; 45 mg vitamin C; 384 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 682 mg sodium; 640 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (293% daily value), Vitamin C (75% dv), Calcium (38% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 2½ lean protein, 1½ vegetable, 1 fat, 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate, ½ reduced-fat dairy

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