Looking for new lunch box ideas? Meridan Zerner from the Cooper Clinic joins Good Day to offer some simple, healthy solutions that will help you save.
Picnic Benton Box
3 peach slices, halved
6 pearl-size mozzarella balls
2 thin sliced prosciutto, cut into 6 pieces
1/2 cup cooked cheese tortellini
2 TBS diced carrot
2 TBS corn
1 TBS chopped fresh basil
1 TBS white balsamic vinegar
1 TSP extra virgin olive oil
1 TSP grated parmesan cheese
1 cup cherries
205 mini bell peppers
1 TBS sunflower seeds
One each of three 4-inch skewers, alternate a peach slice, mozzarella ball and prosciutto slice, then repeat. Pack the skewers in a medium container.
Toss tortellini, carrot, corn, basil, vinegar, oil and parmesan together in a medium bowl. pack in a medium container.
Pack cherries, bell peppers and sunflower seeds in small to medium containers.
Rainbow Bento Box
2 ounces sliced low-sodium deli ham
1 part-skim mozzarella string cheese (1 ounce)
1/2 cup reduced-fat plain Greek yogurt
1 TBS blueberry jam
1/4 cup raspberries
1/4 cup sliced strawberries
1/4 cup blueberries
1/2 cup rainbow carrot matchsticks
2 TBS guacamole
Roll ham around cheese. cut crosswise into 4 to 6 pinwheels. Pack in a medium container.
Swirl yogurt and jam in a medium container.
Toss berries together in a medium container.
Pack carrots in a medium container along with guacamole packed in a dip-size container.
Breakfast for Lunch Bento
2 whole-wheat waffles, toasted
1 TBS sunflower seed butter
1/4 cup thinly sliced apple
1/2 cup no-salt-added cottage cheese
1/4 TSP ground cinnamon
1 large hard-boiled egg, halved
1/4 cup grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1/2 cup grapefruit segments
Spread 1 wafle with sunflower seed butter and layer on apple. Top with the remaining waffle and cut into quarters. pack in a medium container.
Place cottage cheese in a medium container and sprinkle with cinnamon
Pack egg and tomatoes in a medium container and grapefruit in a small container.
Taco Bento Box
1/2 cup chopped romaine lettuce
3 ounces cooked lean ground beef
2 TBS shredded cheddar cheese
2 TBS salsa
1/4 cupe green grapes, sliced lengthwise
1/4 cup chopped honeydew melon
1/4 cup chopped kiwi
1/2 cup corn kernals or about 1/3 of a corn cob
6 tortilla chips
2 TBS guacamole
Layer lettuce, beef and cheese in a medium or large container. Top with Salsa.
Combine grapes, melon and kiwi in a small bowl. Pack in a medium container.
Place corn in a small container.
Pack chips in a medium container. Nestle a small dip container of guacamole among the chips.