Protein Bistro Lunch Box

Inspired by Starbucks' bistro boxes, this affordable lunch is easy to make and pack yourself. With high-protein ingredients like a hard-boiled egg, edamame and tuna, this bistro-style lunch will leave you feeling satisfied.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 box


  • 1 hard-boiled egg, peeled

  • ½ cup edamame in shell, cooked

  • 1 ½ tablespoons oil-cured black olives

  • ¼ cup low-salt canned tuna in water (1/2 can), drained

  • 2 (1/4 inch thick) slices baguette

  • 4 cherry tomatoes

  • Lemon wedge


  1. Arrange egg, edamame, olives, tuna, baguette slices, cherry tomatoes and lemon wedge in a 4-cup divided sealable container. (If desired, the olives and tuna can be kept separate by placing them in a silicone baking cup before arranging). Keep refrigerated until ready to eat.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

493 Calories
14g Fat
50g Carbs
45g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 1 box
Calories 493
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 45g 90%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 211mg 70%
Vitamin A 1323IU 26%
Vitamin C 15mg 16%
Folate 36mcg 9%
Sodium 719mg 31%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 4mg 21%
Magnesium 35mg 8%
Potassium 420mg 9%

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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