Are you looking for a simple lunch idea for the kids? This BLT Bagels Bento Lunch is the best! Be sure to check out my Bento Lunch Ideas for Kids for even more delicious treats. The kids will love having their own bacon lettuce tomato bagel that they don’t have to share with anyone!
If you’re looking for a simple school lunch idea, you’re in luck. Everyone without this in their lunch boxes will be totally jealous of this bento lunch recipe! It’s the perfect simple lunch idea for anyone needing an easy meal!
No matter if you slice your bagel and add slices of tomato first, there’s no wrong way to make your very own BLT bagel. I just like to cook bacon and then add it all and eat! Having a toasted bagel is optional, too! You can literally just add it straight from the bagel bag!
Bento Box Tools Needed:
In order to make all the exact pieces we used for this box, you will need the following Bento Box supplies. We have linked (affiliate links) to the tools on Amazon to help you understand exactly what they look like.
You can also find all of our favorite Bento Box resources here and a few of our best picks below!
Boxed Lunch Ingredients:
You can find a printable recipe with instructions and ingredients below, but I like to show the ingredients list with (affiliate) links to help you see what we used for this box.
- bagels or mini bagels
- string cheese
- cupcake or cookie
We may not have included all ingredients above, like pantry staples. So be sure to reference the entire recipe card below!
Can you add cream cheese to this BLT bagel?
Absolutely! Just keep in mind that whatever you’re adding you need to remember that you’re going to have to keep it cool. If you can add some ice packs to the bento box, you then don’t have to worry about having cheese or bacon or even mayonnaise on the BLT.
The beauty of this BLT bento box recipe is that it’s really versatile and simple to make! Just make sure that you stick in a paper towel or napkin – as BLTs are often messy and delicious!
Important Tips for this Bento Box Idea:
Don’t forget that you will want to prepare the sandwich so that the bagel doesn’t get soggy. I highly recommend putting the lettuce directly on the bagel on both halves so that the juice from the tomato doesn’t soak into the bread.
No one wants a soggy BLT sandwich! No one! (You can also add some cheese as well to prevent it but then that would make this a BCLT instead!)
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- bagels of mini bagels
Add the lettuce, tomato, and bacon to the mini bagel.
Don't forget to add sides like string cheese and fresh fruit.