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Hi, everyone!  This is Chrissy from The Taylor House!  I am excited to be here again this week sharing a Bento Lunch Recipe with you at Southern Mom Cooks.  I am so glad that you stopped by  today to see the new lunch idea that we have to share with you this week.

Every week we are sharing a new lunch idea with you.  These are creative and fun Bento lunch recipes that can be used at home or sent with your kids each day to school.  I have two boys in elementary and we are always struggling to find something other than peanut butter for their cold lunch, so they have loved these new weekly ideas.

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

Taco Bento Lunch Recipe Instructions:

Bento Lunch Recipe

Who doesn’t love Taco’s?  You can easily make this lunch for your kids by using leftovers from the night before.  Here is a step by step tutorial on making your Taco Bento Lunch recipe.

  • Step One – Cook your hamburger and add the taco seasoning to the mix.


    • Step Two – 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.
    • Step Three – Be sure to add chips to to make a taco salad or shells if you prefer regular taco’s.


Materials Used:

This is a really easy lunch to make and I love that it is made from last nights dinner!

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

I have loved creating these Bento Lunch Recipes for my kids and make this taco version was so easy.  My boys loved the variety of having something other than a normal sandwich and I loved using leftovers to create this meal!

Taco Lunch Resources:

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

  • Taco Bake
  • Mexican Casserole
  • Crockpot Lentil Tacos
  • Easy Chicken Taco Recipe

    Thanks for stopping by to check out our new Bento Lunch Recipe Idea!  I can’t wait to share another fun and creative idea with you next week!  Have a great weekend!

About the Author:

Chrissy Taylor is a wife, Mom, blogger and property manager. She and her husband of 15 years are raising two active boys in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Chrissy enjoys blogging about recipes, crafts, gifts and household tips.

You can connect with her at

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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!