Taco Salad Bento Lunch for Kids


No more half-eaten lunches--this taco-inspired bento box lunch is a healthy and portable meal your kid will love.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
1 serving


  • ½ cup chopped romaine lettuce

  • 3 ounces cooked lean ground beef

  • 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 2 tablespoons salsa

  • ¼ cup green grapes, sliced lengthwise

  • ¼ cup chopped honeydew melon

  • ¼ cup chopped kiwi

  • ½ cup corn kernels or about 1/3 of a corn cob

  • 6 tortilla chips

  • 2 tablespoons guacamole


  1. Layer lettuce, beef and cheese in a medium or large container. Top with salsa.

  2. Combine grapes, melon and kiwi in a small bowl. Pack in a medium container.

  3. Place corn in a small container.

  4. Pack chips in a medium container. Nestle a small dip container of guacamole among the chips.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

537 Calories
23g Fat
61g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 537
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 27g 54%
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Vitamin A 2878IU 58%
Vitamin C 78mg 87%
Folate 100mcg 25%
Sodium 557mg 24%
Calcium 191mg 15%
Iron 4mg 21%
Magnesium 70mg 17%
Potassium 1224mg 26%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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