5 Easy Back to School Bento Box Lunches

5 easy and healthy back to school or work bento box lunch recipes perfect for your Sunday meal prep! 

Being an indecisive Libra I am a huge lover of bento box lunches because you get a variety of foods all packed into one convenient container that you can take with you on the go. Today I’ve got 5 bento boxes 5 different ways so you get a different mix of foods for each day of the week.

                   

To make your meal prepping even easier I decided to start to use similar grains, protein and veggies in most of the bento boxes so you can just prep a larger batch and adjust the ingredients slightly to get different combinations and flavours without cooking a storm in your kitchen.

Monday

Curry Cauliflower Wrap

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup roasted cauliflower
  • 1/3 cup roasted curry tofu
  • 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup kale slaw
  • Couple sprigs of fresh cilantro
  • 2 rice paper wraps

Spicy Coconut Sauce

  • 1/2 cup plain coconut yogurt
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Tuesday

Greek Chicken & Quinoa Salad

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 small grilled eggplant
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup cucumber chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 4 Kalamata olives
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Greek Seasoning
  • Lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1/2 cup plain coconut yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cucumber grated and strained
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp fresh or 1 tsp dried
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Wednesday

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 cup grilled tamari tofu
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3 leafs of butter lettuce
  • 1 cup kale salw
  • Chopped cashews
  • fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup Creamy Cashew Thai Dipping Sauce

Creamy Cashew Thai Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • 1 tbsp tamari sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Thursday

Asian Kale Slaw with Creamy Cashew Ginger Dressing

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/3 cup grilled tamari tofu
  • 1 medium ripe mango chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups kale slaw
  • Couple sprigs of fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp chopped raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup Creamy Cashew Thai Dressing Sauce from Wednesday’s recipe.

Friday

Creamy Mint Pea Pesto Pasta

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice pasta
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup cucumber chopped
  • 1/4 cup cooked corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup of mint pesto dressing (see below)

Creamy Mint Pea Pesto Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup plain coconut yogurt
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 3/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup sweet peas
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

 

Those are my 5 easy bento box lunches 5 ways for you to prep ahead on Sunday night and enjoy healthy meals all week long at work or school. If you make any of these bento box lunches, be sure to share a photo on social media and tag me @healthnutnutrition #healthnuteats so that I can see your creations!

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  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE how a lot of these lunches are vegan-friendly! Tofu lettuce wraps, spring rolls, and a kale salad with a delicious cashew dressing are some of my favorite lunches that I’ve enjoyed in the past myself! Definitely want to make these again!