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Burrito Bento Box

Bento boxes are the happiest lunches. I love sending them with my daughter and my husband, but I usually don’t [read almost never] have time to make more intricate bento lunches. The following idea isn’t fancy, but it is delicious and fun  – and it’s also easy to assemble.

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Supplies Needed:

Silicone cupcake liners
Laptop Lunches Bento-ware Bento Lunch Box (or similar lunchbox with small containers)


1. Tortilla

It’s surprisingly easy to whip up a batch of your own tortillas or you can use store bought if you’re in a hurry – just look for tortillas with as few ingredients as possible. I like Ezekiel sprouted tortillas or Whole Foods 365 brand.

2. Protein

Use whatever leftover meat, beans or tofu you have laying around. I scrambled some eggs for a breakfast style burrito (my husband has access to a toaster oven at work, so the eggs don’t have to be eaten cold – although I’m willing to bet that he didn’t bother heating them up).

3. Toppings

Toss some grated cheese, salsa, sour cream or Greek yogurt, or whatever else you have around in small containers. I have a drawer dedicated to bento supplies, so I never have to look for containers – it’s a huge time saver.

4. Side salad

We had some leftover vegetables (kale, onion, tomatoes, and green peppers) that I quickly sautéed up with some canned and rinsed black beans while I assembled the rest of the lunch.

5. Fruit

For a little bit of sweet and some pretty color, I tossed in an apricot.

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