PB&J Bistro Lunch Box

Inspired by Starbucks' bistro boxes, this peanut butter and jelly lunch will be loved by kids and adults alike. Accompanied by sandwich sides including a yogurt parfait, fruit, veggies and popcorn, this healthy packable lunch will keep you full until dinner.

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


  • 1 slice whole-grain bread, halved

  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter

  • 1 tablespoon your favorite fruit jam

  • ¾ cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt

  • ½ cup diced fresh mango

  • Ground cinnamon for sprinkling

  • 2 stalks celery, cut into 4-inch lengths

  • 1 cup lightly salted popcorn


  1. Spread one bread half with peanut butter and the other with jam. Press the pieces together.

  2. Place yogurt in a well of a 4-cup divided sealable container (or in a small sealable cup). Top with mango and sprinkle with cinnamon.

  3. Arrange the sandwich, the yogurt mixture, celery and popcorn in the container. Keep refrigerated until ready to eat.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

552 Calories
21g Fat
59g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 1 box
Calories 552
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 32g
Added Sugars 12g 24%
Protein 30g 60%
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Vitamin A 1362IU 27%
Vitamin C 34mg 38%
Folate 86mcg 22%
Sodium 331mg 14%
Calcium 242mg 19%
Iron 2mg 10%
Magnesium 38mg 9%
Potassium 422mg 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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