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Guacamole Bento Box

healthy school lunch ideas

This bento box was a huge hit with my preschooler. Guacamole, sweet potato chips, bell pepper, cheddar cheese flowers (just grab a small cookie cutter), apple slices, and raisins? It’s pretty much a Who’s Who of her favorite foods.

Guacamole

Feel free to use store-bought guacamole if that’s what you have on hand.

Or you can grab an avocado (I prefer the black-skinned Hass variety) and mash it straight into the container you’re sending to school with a generous squeeze of lime juice – this will add flavor and help keep the avocado from browning.

If you want to get fancy, add a bit of fresh, chopped cilantro, some leftover minced onion (or a pinch of onion powder), a little jalapeno, and call it a day. I added the pit to the guacamole because it has magical properties that help keep the guacamole from browning.

No Brown Apple Slices

Still have that lime you used for the guacamole? Now we’re going to use it on our apple slices. There’s nothing wrong with browned apple, but I know the chances of my kid eating fruit go exponentially down if the. slightest. thing. has browned or smushed, so let’s put that leftover lime to work. Brush the squeezed lime over the cut surface of the fruit, squeezing the remaining juice out with your hand.

The Rest

Fill the remaining compartments with bell pepper, cheese, and chips for dipping – I love the “Food Should Taste Good” brand in sweet potato. (And no, this isn’t a paid endorsement; I just like their chips).

I used the PlanetBox Lunchbox here. It’s hands down my favorite for packing fast, healthy lunches.

 

   

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