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Taco Bento Lunch Idea

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This Taco Bento Lunch Idea is the perfect way to kick off Taco Tuesday! Stop stressing out over what to pack the kids for lunch, and whip up this tasty idea. Who doesn’t love Tacos?  You can easily make this lunch for your kids by using leftovers from the night before.  Be sure to check out the rest of my Bento Lunch Ideas for Kids as well!

Making a taco lunch box snack like this is one of my favorite kid friendly meals. Not only that but a Taco bento box is just super fun to eat, too! Use these bento box lunch ideas as a great way to make quick and easy kid friendly recipes that kids love to eat!

Taco’s are one of my kids’ favorite meals, so having tacos for lunch instead of peanut butter is their favorite!  Plus, it’s easy to make by using leftovers from the night before!

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.

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You can also find all of our favorite Bento Box resources here and a few of our best picks below!

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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.

This is a really easy lunch to make, and I love that it is made from last night’s dinner! You can even add in some black beans and sour cream for more tastes!

  • Taco Meat
  • Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Chips
  • Cupcake or another dessert

We may not have included all ingredients above, like pantry staples. So be sure to reference the entire recipe card below!

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What if you don’t have a way to reheat the meat?

If there isn’t a way to reheat the meat, then leave it out and have the kids make a vegetarian taco instead! You can easily add the ingredients without the meat and still have a delicious taco salad bento box for the kids.

Important Tips for this Bento Box Idea:

If you’re going to prep these kid friendly meals the day or night before, just be sure that you add the chips later. The chips can become soggy sitting in the container.

You can change up the type of cheese and toppings that you want to add as well. This is what makes bento box lunches the best kid frendly meals!

While this taco meal prep is fun, don’t forget that you can easily create a bento box for the kids with other ingredients, too. Add a boiled egg for protein and some cucumber slices for a delicious veggie!

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From yummy American bento box recipes to fun themed ideas, you can’t go wrong with changing up the ideas and ingredients! You’ll have a yummy dish in less than 30 minutes of time!

What are the most common toppings for tacos?

Tacos, one of Mexican cuisine’s most beloved and versatile dishes, can be topped with a wide array of ingredients, each adding its unique flavor and texture.

Among the most common toppings, the refreshing crunch of diced onions and the bright burst of cilantro offers a perfect counterbalance to the rich proteins. Slices of ripe avocado or dollops of creamy guacamole introduce a smooth, buttery contrast, while shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes add freshness and a hint of acidity.

Cheese, particularly shredded cheddar or crumbled cotija, lends a savory depth, and various salsas ranging from mild pico de gallo to fiery habanero sauces allow individuals to customize their taco to their desired level of spice.

A squeeze of lime juice is often the finishing touch, enhancing the flavors and tying all the components together.

Why do kids like eating out of bento boxes?

Kids are naturally drawn to bento boxes’ colorful and visually appealing food presentation, making mealtime more exciting and engaging. Bento boxes compartmentalize food, allowing children to explore a variety of flavors and textures at their own pace.

This caters to their curiosity and encourages healthier eating habits by incorporating diverse nutrients from different food groups. Bento boxes’ compact and organized nature makes them ideal for portion control, helping children learn to manage their food intake.

The playful arrangement and the opportunity to discover new tastes make bento boxes a fun and educational way for kids to enjoy their meals!

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More Bento Lunch Ideas:

Expanding your repertoire of bento lunch ideas can transform your midday meal into a delightful culinary adventure.

Each bento box is a canvas waiting for you to create a balanced, nutritious, and visually appealing meal that will be the envy of your peers and a highlight of your day.

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Taco Lunch Resources:

You can find more Taco and Bento Lunch Recipe posts below.

Taco bento lunch idea

Taco bento lunch idea

This Taco bento lunch idea is a great kid friendly meal that comes together fast!


  • Taco Meat
  • Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Chips
  • Cupcake or other dessert


  1. Cook your hamburger and add the taco seasoning to the mix.
  2. I used reusable cupcake containers in the Bento box to divide up the Taco fixings.  I used one for the meat, one for cheese, one for lettuce, and one for tomatoes.
  3. Be sure to add chips to make a taco salad or shells if you prefer regular tacos.

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Miz Helen

Monday 10th of June 2013

Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a wonderful week. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen

Susie @Bowdabra

Saturday 8th of June 2013

Hey there! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up your nifty idea! Stop by again next week and link up another awesome project!

Have a great week! Susie@bowdabra

Amy Honious

Thursday 6th of June 2013

my kids are grown, but this is a neat idea (slightly modified) for hubby-i pack him lunch each day. thanks for the idea!

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