Deconstructed Cobb Salad Bento Lunch for Kids

Deconstructed Cobb Salad Bento Lunch for Kids

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From:, July 2017

This kid-friendly twist on classic Cobb salad gives children the choice to eat all the healthy ingredients—veggies, turkey, eggs, bacon and avocado—together or separately. Packing it all in a bento box makes it easy to tote to school and keeps all the ingredients from touching, a plus for picky eaters.

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  • ½ ounce slice low- or reduced-sodium deli turkey
  • ½ ounce slice low- or reduced-sodium deli ham
  • ¼ cup chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped tomato
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ avocado, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 slice crisply cooked bacon


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  1. Stack turkey and ham slices on top of each other. Tightly roll up and slice crosswise into 4 to 6 rounds. Place in a small container.
  2. Toss lettuce, tomato and cucumber in a medium container. Place oil and vinegar in a dip-size container and nestle into the salad.
  3. Toss avocado with lime juice and place in a medium container along with egg.
  4. Place bacon in a small container.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 bento box
  • Per serving: 370 calories; 29 g fat(6 g sat); 7 g fiber; 14 g carbohydrates; 17 g protein; 125 mcg folate; 207 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,645 IU vitamin A; 16 mg vitamin C; 72 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 366 mg sodium; 721 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (33% daily value), Folate (31% dv), Vitamin C (27% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 4 fat, 1 medium-fat protein, ½ high-fat protein, ½ lean protein, ½ vegetable

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