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DIY Tuna Bento Box

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This DIY Tuna Bento Box is a fast and straightforward lunch recipe for kids! If you need a fast lunch, this is one of the best! Bento Lunch Ideas for Kids are fast and simple to make!

Give your oven a break and fill a bento box with this recipe instead. It’s a simple way to feed bellies with minimal prep and time.

The fun part about making this bento box recipe is that it takes just minutes! A quick lunch or an easy dinner like this is a must!

Simple and easy foods are the best!

DIY Tuna Bento Box

When I want something simple, I know a good bento box recipe will never disappoint me. This is because i don’t have to cook anything, and I still get a fantastic recipe!

My boys LOVE using bento boxes as well because that means there will be a lot of yummy ingredients waiting inside.

The added tuna salad is light and delicious and a great way to add some protein to their day. (and it tastes great, too!)

What is typically in a bento box?

A bento box is more than just a container for food. It is an art form representing Japan’s rich cultural heritage. Traditional bento boxes have compartments that hold a variety of small, bite-sized portions of food.

These may include rice, fish, or meat, pickled vegetables, and side dishes and ingredients.

Many bento boxes are now sold pre-made, but some people prefer to create their own at home.

They can be customized to reflect personal tastes and dietary needs, making this meal an easy quick meal.

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Make it a Meal:

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Best Bento Box Recipes:

Once you make this Tuna Lunch Recipe, you’ll love how simple it is to do! Easy ingredients make for a simple bento box recipe that everyone will love, making you want to make more!

Here are some of my favorite bento box recipes to make today!

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How to make package tuna better?

Tuna is an excellent source of protein and can be a quick and easy meal, especially when in a package, but let’s face it, the taste can sometimes be underwhelming.

However, there are ways to improve the flavor without adding too much effort to what should be a convenient meal.

Depending on your taste preferences, one option is to mix in some spices or herbs, such as garlic powder, onion powder, or dill.

Another option is adding acidity, such as lemon juice or vinegar, to brighten the flavor.

Lastly, add some texture by mixing in some chopped celery, bell pepper, or even nuts and seeds.

With these simple additions, your package of tuna can go from boring to delicious in no time!

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DIY Tuna Bento Box

DIY Tuna Bento Box

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This DIY Tuna Bento Box is a great way to make a simple lunch or fast dinner.


  • 2.8 ounces of Tuna
  • 2 teaspoons mayo
  • 1 teaspoon of dry ranch powder
  • crackers
  • baby carrots


  1. Mix together the tuna, mayonnaise, and dry ranch powder to make the tuna salad.
  2. Add the tuna salad to a container, and pair it with crackers.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 242Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 253mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 24g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 6/24/2023

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Cara ~ Vintage Style Gal

Saturday 15th of July 2023

Perfect for portion control too! I love tuna salad, and eat it regularly... it's one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing.

Kelli Miller

Sunday 1st of October 2023

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog post about the DIY Tuna Bento Box! I'm thrilled to hear that you found it perfect for portion control.

Tuna salad is indeed a delicious and nutritious choice, and I'm glad it's one of your favorites as well. It's always a pleasure to share ideas that promote healthy eating habits.

If you have any specific requests or suggestions for future posts, feel free to let me know. Thank you again for your kind words, and happy bento boxing!


Tuesday 11th of July 2023

What a wonderful idea, thank you for sharing! I will have to try this with my son. What do you think of the Bento Boxes? I have been thinking about getting them.

Kelli Miller

Sunday 1st of October 2023

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog post about the DIY Tuna Bento Box! I'm thrilled to hear that you found the idea wonderful and that you're considering trying it with your son. Bento boxes can be a fantastic addition to your lunch routine, especially for kids. They offer a convenient and visually appealing way to pack a variety of foods and encourage healthy eating habits.

When it comes to choosing a bento box, there are a few factors to consider. Firstly, look for a box with multiple compartments to easily separate different food items. This allows for a balanced and diverse meal. Additionally, make sure the box is made from safe materials like BPA-free plastic or stainless steel. Consider the size and durability of the box, as well as its ease of cleaning.

There are various styles and designs available, so you can find one that suits your preferences and needs. Some bento boxes even come with built-in utensils or ice packs to keep food fresh. Reading reviews and checking recommendations can also be helpful in finding the right bento box for you.

I hope this helps, and I wish you and your son many enjoyable bento lunches together! If you have any more questions or need further assistance, please feel free to ask.

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