Rainbow Bento Lunch for Kids

This bento box idea makes lunch fun. With its colorful carrots and swirled yogurt, this packable lunch is a healthy meal kids will actually want to eat--no more half-eaten lunches.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 serving


  • 2 ounces sliced low-sodium deli ham

  • 1 part-skim mozzarella string cheese (1 ounce)

  • ½ cup reduced-fat plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon blueberry jam

  • ¼ cup raspberries

  • ¼ cup sliced strawberries

  • ¼ cup blueberries

  • ½ cup rainbow carrot matchsticks

  • 2 tablespoons guacamole


  1. Roll ham around cheese. Cut crosswise into 4 to 6 pinwheels. Pack in a medium container.

  2. Swirl yogurt and jam in a medium container.

  3. Toss berries together in a medium container.

  4. Pack carrots in a medium container along with guacamole packed in a dip-size container.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

405 Calories
12g Fat
46g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 1 bento
Calories 405
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 26g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 31g 62%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Vitamin A 14636IU 293%
Vitamin C 45mg 50%
Folate 40mcg 10%
Sodium 682mg 30%
Calcium 384mg 30%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 32mg 8%
Potassium 640mg 14%

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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