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From its origins in Japan thousands of years ago to lunch boxes and kitchen tables around the world, Bento boxes are an easy-to-customize time saver for busy families

May 7, 2021

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From the kitchen of Kristina Kuzmič, the Hormel® Natural Choice®brand Lunch Whisperer, this collection of bento box lunches will inspire you with fun combinations of textures, flavors and colors. All those elements are at play in these recipes, with whimsical and eye-catching presentation that delivers on flavor, all made with Hormel® Natural Choice® products.

Take inspiration from these approachable meal ideas and embrace the opportunity to keep lunch simple with Hormel® Natural Choice® recipes.

Turkey Med Bento Box

  • Hands-On Time

    5 minutes
  • Total Time

    10 minutes
  • Serves

    1
  • 2 mini whole wheat pita breads
  • 3 slices HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® Oven Roasted Turkey
  • 1/3 cup hummus
  • 1/4 cup prepared tzatziki sauce
  • Cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes and kalamata olives

Instructions

Arrange ingredients in bento box container. Serve or store covered in refrigerator up to 1 day.

Uncured Pepperoni Pizza Bento Box

  • Hands-On Time

    5 minutes
  • Total Time

    10 minutes
  • Serves

    1
  • 1 multigrain sandwich thin, split
  • 8 slices HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® Uncured Pepperoni
  • 2 tablespoons pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Snap peas

Instructions

Arrange ingredients in bento box container. Serve or store covered in refrigerator up to 1 day.

Turkey Taco Bar Bento Box

  • Hands-On Time

    5 minutes
  • Total Time

    10 minutes
  • Serves

    1
  • 1 (6-inch) flour tortilla
  • 3 slices HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® Oven Roasted Turkey
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 2 tablespoons guacamole
  • Green grapes

Instructions

Arrange ingredients in bento box container. Serve or store covered in refrigerator up to 1 day.

Protein Box

  • Hands-On Time

    5 minutes
  • Total Time

    10 minutes
  • Serves

    1
  • 3 whole wheat sesame crackers
  • 3 slices HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® Deli Ham
  • 1/2 apple, sliced
  • 2 ounces sliced white cheddar cheese
  • 1 hard-cooked egg
  • Red grapes

Instructions

Arrange ingredients in bento box container. Serve or store covered in refrigerator up to 1 day.