Breakfast-for-Lunch Bento for Kids

This bento box idea is full of your kid's breakfast favorites, even waffles. This lunch is packed with healthy foods you will feel good about serving and kids will actually be excited to eat--no more half-eaten lunches!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
1 serving


  • 2 whole-wheat waffles, toasted

  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seed butter

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced apple

  • ½ cup no-salt-added cottage cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 large hard-boiled egg, halved

  • ½ cup grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise

  • ½ cup grapefruit segments


  1. Spread 1 waffle with sunflower seed butter and layer on apple. Top with the remaining waffle and cut into quarters. Pack in a medium container.

  2. Place cottage cheese in a medium container and sprinkle with cinnamon.

  3. Pack egg and tomatoes in a medium container and grapefruit in a small container.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

503 Calories
22g Fat
52g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 1 bento box
Calories 503
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 21g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 30g 59%
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 191mg 64%
Vitamin A 3013IU 60%
Vitamin C 52mg 57%
Folate 97mcg 24%
Sodium 554mg 24%
Calcium 233mg 18%
Iron 5mg 30%
Magnesium 80mg 19%
Potassium 755mg 16%

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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