Egg Salad Bento Lunch
From EatingWell: March/April 2009
This egg salad bento box is a hearty lunch and snack all in one. Spoon the egg salad into a lettuce “bowl” to keep it looking pretty and enjoy with cocktail bread and veggies. Toss banana and blueberries with yogurt to keep the bananas from turning brown. Save the chocolate chips and pistachios for an afternoon pick-me-up.
- 2 hard-boiled eggs, (see Tip), peeled and chopped
- 2 tablespoons finely diced celery
- 1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon minced scallion greens
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 2 leaves Boston or Bibb lettuce
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup banana slices
- 2 tablespoons nonfat or low-fat vanilla yogurt
- 2/3 cup broccoli florets, cooked or raw
- 6 cherry tomatoes
- 3 slices cocktail-size pumpernickel bread
- 1 tablespoon shelled unsalted pistachios
- 1 tablespoon bittersweet chocolate chips
- Mash eggs in a small bowl with a fork. Stir in celery, mayonnaise, mustard, scallion greens and pepper until combined. Line one container with lettuce leaves and fill with the egg salad.
- Combine blueberries, banana and yogurt in another container. Arrange broccoli and tomatoes in a third container. Place bread in a fourth container. Nestle a dip-size container in with the bread; fill it with pistachios and chocolate chips.
Tips & Notes
- Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate egg salad (Step 1) for up to 2 days.
- Tip: To hard-boil eggs, place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour out hot water and cover the eggs with cold water. Let stand until cool enough to handle before peeling.
Per serving: 556 calories; 24 g fat (6 g sat, 8 g mono); 425 mg cholesterol; 69 g carbohydrates; 25 g protein; 10 g fiber; 611 mg sodium; 1146 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (120% daily value), Vitamin A (80% dv), Folate (38% dv), Potassium (33% dv), Iron (25% dv), Calcium & Magnesium (20% dv).
Carbohydrate Servings: 4
Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 fruit, 1 vegetable, 1 carbohydrate (other), 2 medium-fat meat, 2 fat
More From EatingWell
Onions are the perfect accompaniment to almost any savory...
Pesto is an easy way to add flavor without tons of extra...
Having a snack attack? Stock your fridge and pantry with...
Coffee is a healthy and flavorful addition to many desserts...
Coconut is a sweet addition to many healthy breakfast recipes...
The health perks of coffee only add to it's appeal for coffee...
If you’re looking for healthier food to enjoy during the...
Lentils are a versatile, budget-friendly and healthy addition...
Pork chops are a versatile and budget-friendly option for...
Apple recipes are a favorite fall fruit, whether you enjoy...
Make sure you have a quick and easy dinner ready to go next...
If you like your food hot—spicy, that is—we've got some...
Mediterranean cuisine is delicious: it’s rich in fruits,...
This Valentine’s Day, stay in with the ones you love and make...
Ring in the Chinese New Year with these healthy Chinese...
From grilled steak to creamy chicken, our quick and healthy...
- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- 30 minutes or less
- March/April 2009