These easy bento box recipes for adults are perfect for weekday lunches. Make them ahead of time and enjoy them the next day. Filling and delicious, these adult bento boxes are worth it.
One of our favorite things to eat on busy days is burrito bowls that we can throw together. Burrito bowls take little time to prepare and we can take a day to prepare them and then eat them throughout the week.
Bento box lunches work the same way. We prep them ahead of time and then keep them in the fridge until we can enjoy them. You can make these lunch box bento recipes beforehand and then reheat them when you are ready.
Easy Bento Box Recipes for Adults
These filling bento boxes for adults are easy to make. You can prep them ahead of time and enjoy them throughout the week.
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What foods to put in your bento box?
The foods you choose to put into your bento box for adults depend on what you like to eat. You can go as simple as a combination of fruits and veggies to something more advanced. You can even get creative with your own Bento box recipes.
Some ideas to add to your Bento box recipes collection:
- Make your own homemade potato chips
- Egg salad, chicken salad, or tuna salad
- pepperoni pizza cracker sandwiches
- Frito Chili Pie
- veggie salsas and fruit salsas can be a great addition
- homemade bagel sandwiches
- tuna cucumber boats or chicken salad cucumber boats
- your favorite dips or dipping sauces
- mini caprese pizzas
- turkey avocado panini sandwich
- leftover BBQ chicken drumsticks
- Hawaiian pineapple dip for a snack
- Lemon desserts, mini banana cheesecakes, or this blueberry shortcake will be a great dessert.
- Frito chili pie leftovers
- BBQ chicken taquitos
- Tomato mayo toast paired with some fresh fruits and veggies
- pizza casserole
- taco stuffed meatballs
- BLT pasta salad
The options are endless because you can mix and match any kind of food you enjoy. Use leftovers, fresh fruits, salad, and so much more to create your own Bento Box recipes.
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Adult Bento Box Recipes
A good garlic chicken dish is always welcome in this home! This garlic chicken bento box meal combines garlic chicken with parmesan flavored kale and pasta for a tasty lunch.
Chicken, Greek salad, tzatziki, and pita bread are nestled inside this tasty bento box for a healthy and delicious lunch idea. Plus, it’s a no-cook bento box idea that only takes a few minutes to put together and doesn’t take much work.
Japanese fried chicken is paired with steamed rice and sesame seeds, pickled cucumbers, salad, and Gyoza for a delicious lunch idea. Add this to your Bento box recipes list and you’ll have a flavorful lunch.
Tossed with a light creamy cheese sauce, this chicken, broccoli, chicken, and cheese dish is an easy to make lunch idea for adults. It’s a filling idea that is both comforting and delicious.
This tuna salad bento box is a delicious and healthy lunch on the go. Canned tuna can be used for a variety of different things but tuna salad is probably the most common. We use it for meals, sandwiches, and even appetizers like these tuna salad cucumber boats.
Marinated in a spicy garlic, chili, cilantro, and lime marinade, this chicken bento box is impressive. Serve it with rice and colorful bell peppers and you have the perfect bento box lunch idea for adults.
7. Beef Lo Mein
An easy and flavorful bento box recipe, this beef lo mein dish will be a delicious way to spend your lunch hour.
Pack your bento box full of protein-packed veggies for lunch. These types of Bento box recipes are great for those busy days when you want to eat healthy.
Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you can enjoy a delicious pizza lunchable and some tasty fruit and nuts.
Enjoy a spicy lunch with this sriracha cauliflower rice with veggies for a delicious bento box lunch meal.
Adult Bento Box Recipes
Made with ground beef instead of turkey, this taco salad is easy to put together and stores well in your bento box.
12. Beef Stir Fry
Made with a 2 ingredient stir fry sauce, this tasty dish will be a delicious lunch idea you can put in your bento box.
A no cook taco salad that you can put together in less than 20 minutes and enjoy for lunch, dinner, or a snack.
Healthy and delicious, you can make this sheet pan sesame chicken bento box the night before and enjoy it when ready.
15. Ground Beef Zucchini Sweet Potato Bento Box Recipes
Gluten free and Paleo friendly, this easy and delicious bento box for adults contains ground beef, zucchini, and sweet potatoes.
Summer Bento Box Recipes
Need a quick and easy summer bento box lunch idea? These delicious and healthy bento box recipes are perfect for summer.
High in protein, and vegan, this summer roll bowl makes the perfect and healthy bento box lunch.
Pair these veggie tortilla rollups with your favorite crackers, fruits, or veggies and you have an easy weekday bento box lunch.
18. Turkey Club Skewer Bento Box Recipes
Easy and delicious, this turkey club skewer box will be a filling lunch idea for those busy weekdays.
Packed with healthy fruits, flavorful cheese, and some crackers, this DIY cheese and fruit bento box for adults is easy to make. Tip: these will also make a fun no cook snack for the kids.
20. Charcuterie Bistro Bento Box Ideas for Lunch
Take your favorite charcuterie board to work with you by making yourself a charcuterie bistro bento box.
21. Grilled Chicken Margherita
Use your leftovers to enjoy for a nice bento box lunch! You can grill this Olive Garden chicken margherita and then use the leftovers for lunch.
22. Rice Sandwich BLT – Bento Box Adult Lunch Idea
An easy rice sandwich that you can enjoy for lunch! Also known as Onigirazu.
Easy Bento Recipes for Adults
Easy bento recipes for adults that are quick to make! Prep these ahead of time and you will have a ready to go lunch for the next day.
23. Bento Box Teriyaki Chicken
Pair this Chicken Teriyaki with your favorite veggies or sides and you have an easy and delicious bento box lunch idea!
24. Cheese & Bean Quesadilla Bento Box
This lunchbox is packed with fiber and protein! These cheese and bean quesadillas are simple to prep.
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Bento Box Recipes for Adults
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