by Liz Revilla
Vertex Education Ambassador, Nutrition
Do you ever skip lunch altogether or hit the drive through because you just don’t have enough time to prepare a healthy meal? A Bento box might just be the solution to your problem!
All you need to do is pull together some simple ingredients in a Bento box or other container, refrigerate them overnight, and enjoy a quick and easy lunch the next day! Plus, you can swap out any of the ingredients, so the possibilities are literally endless.
Protein – Turkey, ham, or chicken slices, pepperoni or salami, any type of cheese, hard boiled eggs, tofu, chickpeas, etc.
Whole Grain – Crackers, pita bread, wrap or tortilla, brown rice, pasta, etc.
Fat – Almonds, pecans, or cashews, avocado/guacamole, Tzatziki dip, hummus, etc.
Fruit – Apples, bananas, grapes, pears, kiwi, oranges, pomegranates, etc.
Vegetable – Beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, celery, peppers, radishes, sweet potatoes, winter squash, etc.