Little Fingers Bento Box
Children love to choose what they eat, so a Bento box approach is a great way to offer a variety of healthy foods for them to choose from in a visually appealing way. Let your kids help make the dips in this recipe…it’s a great way to foster creativity and make food fun!
Serves: 4Prep: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy
- 1⁄2 cup Simple Truth™ 2% Lowfat Strained Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 tablespoon Kroger® Ranch Dip Mix
- 1⁄2 cup Simple Truth™ 2% Lowfat Strained Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- 1 tablespoon Simple Truth Organic™ Raspberry Fruit Spread
- 1 English cucumber, sliced
- 12 Simple Truth Organic™ Baby Carrots
- 20 Simple Truth Organic™ Grape Tomatoes
- 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and cut into slices
- 4 bananas, halved
- 1⁄4 personal size watermelon, cut into 8 pieces
- 4 slices Simple Truth™ Smoked Turkey Breast Lunch Meat, cut into geometric shapes
- 4 slices Simple Truth Organic™ Colby Jack Cheese Slices, cut into squares
- 24 Simple Truth™ 7 Ancient Grains Rice Crackers with Sea Salt
- Mix the plain yogurt and ranch dip together until smooth in a small bowl. In another bowl, mix the vanilla yogurt with the raspberry fruit spread. Make these the night before and store in covered jars in the refrigerator. They will last at least one week.
- Prepare the vegetables the night before, to have on hand for quick lunchbox building. Store in sealed containers in the refrigerator. Cut fresh fruits and vegetables will last 2-3 days refrigerated. Cut meats and cheeses will last 5 days refrigerated.
- Assemble the ingredients in bento box containers, using small containers for the dips. These can be packed the night before as long as they are well-sealed.
- Try a variety of different fruits and vegetables as the availability of produce changes with the seasons. Apples, grapes, oranges and berries are great fruits to choose from. Sugar snap peas, jicama, snow peas, green beans, radishes and edamame are tasty and colorful vegetables to try. Choose meats, cheeses, breads and crackers that are your child’s favorites.