What makes a good school lunchbox idea? Balanced nutrition and great taste are always the goal, but if the lunch can also be fun it helps the chances of it all being eaten and not traded away or brought home again at the end of the day.
With this Chicken Taco Bento Box Lunch idea your child will get protein, veggies, fruit, dairy and carbs along with a lot of FUN as they create their own little chicken taco cups!
If you have your own leftover chicken you can use that instead of prepackaged and, of course, you can change up the side dishes from what we have here.
For the chicken in this recipe you can use a rotisserie chicken that you have shredded, but I prefer to use pre-cooked shredded chicken that I make in the crockpot and store in the freezer. It's very convenient for all kinds of chicken recipes – including this one!
Chicken Taco Bento Box Lunch
2 oz Cooked Chicken Breast pieces
7-10 Tostitos Multigrain Scoops
1/4 cup Cheese Crackers
1/4 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 Orange sliced
1/4 cup Diced Tomatoes
1/4 cup Shredded Lettuce
1 Lowfat Milk Carton
Cut up the chicken into small pieces. Place each ingredient into cups and place in Bento Box. You can also use cupcake liners (the washable silicone type work great) in a regular rectangular food storage box.
To make this and all of your kids' school lunches more fun, we have these cute Printable Lunchbox Notes that you can print out and slip into a lunchbox or bag for a little surprise. Add your own short note to make them more special!
What type of bento box lunches do YOU like to create?