Do you feel bored of the same old lunch dishes you have every day at work or school? Consider packing a bento box for your lunch! A bento box typically consists of rice, protein, vegetables, and fruits, and is both satisfying and visually appealing to eat. Here are some easy and creative bento box lunch ideas you can try.
Teriyaki Chicken Bento Box
This bento box includes teriyaki chicken, steamed edamame, sliced cucumber, and brown rice. For the teriyaki chicken, marinate chicken breasts in a mixture of soy sauce, mirin, sugar, and sesame oil for at least an hour before cooking in a pan. This dish is high in protein and fiber, and the edamame provides a good source of vitamin K and iron.
Greek Salad Bento Box
If you are looking for a vegetarian option, try this Greek salad bento box. It includes quinoa, mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and feta cheese. For the dressing, mix together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and dried oregano. Not only is this dish tasty and refreshing, but it is also a good source of antioxidants and healthy fats.
Turkey and Hummus Wrap Bento Box
For a light and easy bento box, try this turkey and hummus wrap. Spread hummus on a whole wheat tortilla, add sliced turkey breast, shredded lettuce, and sliced tomato. Roll the tortilla tightly and cut into bite-sized pieces. Serve with baby carrots, snap peas, and grapes. This lunch is both high in protein and low in calories.
Salmon Sushi Bento Box
If you are a fan of sushi, try making your own salmon sushi rolls for your bento box. Cook sushi rice and mix with rice vinegar, sugar, and salt. Roll rice and sliced avocado in a sheet of nori seaweed, add sliced salmon on top, and roll tightly. Cut into bite-sized pieces and pack with pickled ginger, wasabi, and soy sauce. This dish is high in omega-3 fatty acids and protein, and is also a good source of vitamin B12 and iron.