These easy Bento Box Lunch ideas are perfect for work or school. Prep them ahead of time and grab and go on quick mornings.
I focused mainly on things we, as busy moms, can prep the night before and just grab as we go out the door. Balancing work and family life can be hard. School mornings are hectic so prepping these ahead of time will save you time and sanity.
Many of these will also be great for kids. You can pack these for their lunch so they have a filling meal. Adding their favorite fruits and vegetables can encourage kids to eat healthy.
What Pack In A Bento Box Lunch
- Fruits (grapes, sliced apples, kiwi, mango slices, berries)
- Sliced Vegetables (cucumbers, baby carrots, pickles, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.)
- Salad Ingredients
- Dipping Sauces or Condiments
- Crackers or Chips
- Meats (sliced turkey, meatballs, chicken or tuna salad, ham, pepperoni)
- Desserts like mini banana cheesecakes
The options are endless when it comes to what you pack into your Bento Box lunches. You can base these off preference, your favorite salad ingredients, or a combination of foods you will enjoy eating.
Easy Bento Box Recipes for Work or School
These easy Benot Box recipes will hopefully give you some ideas. They’re filling, delicious, and easy to put together.
1. DIY Adult Lunchable
Use your favorite types of meats, cheeses, fruits, and veggies to create your own adult lunchable. These cheese and fruit Bento Boxes are also kid-friendly so you can make them for both school and work. – Smack of Flavor
2. Tuna Sala Bento Box Idea
Tuna salad, veggies, fruits, and nuts make a great lunch Bento Box for adults and kids. You can change out the fruits and veggies to your liking. Take some bread to make a tuna salad sandwich or crackers. – Damn Delicious
3. Cheese and Cracker Box
Include a mix of your favorite cheese, crackers, meats, and veggies into a delicious lunch Bento Box meal. – Project Meal Plan
4. Turkey Club Wraps
Great for kids and adults, these turkey club wraps are easy to make for lunch. You can pair them up with your favorite fruit for a filling lunch. The Little Pine
5. Chicken Club Sandwiches
Chicken club sandwiches are great for work or school. This Bento Box lunch idea for kids and adults is gluten-free, low-carb, and keto friendly.
6. Cobb Salad
Enjoy a delicious cob salad at work with this Benot Box recipe. It’s packed full of flavor and will make a tasty lunch.- All the Healthy Things
7. Chicken, Rice and Broccoli
Easy to make, you can prep this chicken, rice, and broccoli lunch the night before and grab it on your way out. – Gimme Delicious
8. Low Cark Turkey Roll Up
Looks delicious right? This easy turkey roll up is a low-carb lunch idea that’s easy to make. Pack it with your favorite chips, fruits, or veggies for a filling Bento Box lunch idea. – Easyhealth Living
Whip up these chicken salad cucumber boats in just about 20 minutes and you have a tasty lunch idea for your Bento Box. Homeschool and Happiness
10. Taco Salad
Enjoy a taco salad on the go with this Bento Box lunch idea. You can skip the Mexican restaurant visit and enjoy a healthier taco salad that’s affordable. – Skinnytaste
11. Chicken Fajitas
Grilled chicken, sliced peppers, and your favorite chicken fajita toppings can easily be placed into a Bento Box for lunch. – Creme De La Crumb
12. Mini Sandwich Lunches
Mini sandwiches, grapes, pretzel sticks, and sliced cucumbers make a great lunch idea for work or school. – Family Fresh Meals
Pack spaghetti with your favorite veggies or salad and you have a filling lunch that’s delicious and portable. – Budget Bytes
Bento Box Lunch Ideas and Recipes
Remember, you can pack just about anything into a Bento Box. Make smaller portions of your favorite meals, use leftovers, or prep them ahead of time.
I also like to prep a week full of Bento Box lunches that way I can easily throw them into a Bento Box and go. It saves so much time, especially on busy mornings when we are trying to get the kids ready and off to school.