Pita wedges and crudité with hummus make a satisfyingly simple lunch box. We round out this Mediterranean-inspired snack lunch with cheese and fruit. If your child likes olives, sprinkle some into the veggie dippers.
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
½ 6-inch whole-wheat pita bread or 1 whole-wheat tortilla, cut into wedges
¼ red or yellow bell pepper, sliced
¼ cup sliced cucumber
¼ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 ounce Cheddar cheese, cubed
¼ cup hummus
⅓ cup grapes
Pack pita (or tortilla) wedges in a medium section of a bento-style lunch box or in a medium container. Pack bell pepper, cucumber and cherry tomatoes in another medium section of the bento box or in another medium container. Pack cheese, hummus and grapes in separate smaller sections of the bento box or in small containers.
To make ahead: Refrigerate or store in an insulated lunch tote bag with ice packs for up to 1 day.
356 calories;16 g fat(6 g sat); 7 g fiber; 41 g carbohydrates; 16 g protein; 93 mcg folate; 28 mg cholesterol; 11 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,675 IU vitamin A; 45 mg vitamin C; 245 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 595 mg sodium; 503 mg potassium
Vitamin C (75% daily value), Vitamin A (34% dv), Calcium (24% dv), Folate (23% dv)
Carbohydrate Servings: 2½
Exchanges: 2 starch, 1½ high-fat protein, 1 vegetable, ½ fruit