DIY Bento Lunches

Prep 20 min

Serves 1

Cooks 0 min

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Lisa Golden Schroeder

“Lunch on the go for big or little people doesn’t have to be boring. Easy to find sectioned lunch boxes, styled after the beautifully organized small meals of Japan, can inspire imaginative at-your-desk (or in the park) lunches or encourage even the pickiest eater.”


  • A selection of HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® Cracked Black Pepper Deli Turkey
  • Fresh crisp vegetables (crinkle-cut carrots or jicama, sugar snap peas, sliced mini cucumber, radishes)
  • Fresh berries or other fruit (raspberries, halved strawberries, blueberries, sliced apple or pear, etc.)
  • Dried fruit and nuts (homemade trail mix, golden raisins, etc.)
  • Whole-grain crackers and cubes of cheese
  • A dipping sauce for the meat and vegetables (ranch dressing mixed with chopped fresh dill or a yogurt + sour cream mixed with fresh lemon and mint)

Make it

  1. Roll stacked slices of the meat and arrange in sectioned lunch box. Fill other sections with desired ingredients. The goal is an appealing assortment of contrasting colors, shapes, and flavors.
  2. Be sure to put dipping sauces in small covered containers inside lunch box so they don’t spill.

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