Quesadillas make a quick and easy sandwich alternative. Even though they are often served hot, quesadillas also taste good cold or at room temperature. That makes them an ideal addition to this flavor-packed bento box, a collection of foods that you can meal-prep on the weekend for easy lunches at work or school. Source: Eatingwell.com, August 2018

Carolyn A. Hodges, R.D.



  • Combine beans and cheese in a medium bowl. Place tortilla on a work surface. Spread the bean mixture over the tortilla. Fold the tortilla in half, pressing gently to flatten. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add quesadilla and cook, turning once, until golden on both sides, 2 to 4 minutes total. Cut into wedges and pack in the large section of a bento-style lunch box or in a large container.

  • Toss avocado with lime (or lemon) juice in a small bowl and pack in another section of the bento box or in a separate medium container. Pack strawberries and blueberries in the remaining section of the bento box or in a separate medium container.


To make ahead: Refrigerate or store in an insulated lunch tote bag with ice packs for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

445 calories; 18.1 g total fat; 14 mg cholesterol; 509 mg sodium. 55.7 g carbohydrates; 15.8 g protein; Full Nutrition