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Well after this week's challenge, I can pretty confidently say my lunches and dinners are covered for the week. Now that I have the actual boxes, I might start doing this weekly!

I wanted to cover all my flavor bases, as I am definitely not one who enjoys eating the same thing day after day after day. I aimed to hit Italian, spicy, sweet, and of course, Japanese (sort of).

Caprese Flatbread Pizza

Served on a romatine lettuce salad and with apples, grapes, and a caramel dipping sauce for the fruit.

Super simple pizzas made on some herb flat bread - just brush on pizza sauce, add cubes of mozzarella, and sprinkle on the Italian seasoning (basil, parsley, and thyme)! Bake for 10 minutes at 350 or until the flatbread is just turning crispy and the cheese has melted.

Jalapeno Jelly & Turkey Dinosawich

Served on a bed of romaine lettuce, broccoli, and a side of cilantro lime dressing, boxed alongside Mediterranean asparagus orzo, and guacamole chips.

The jalapeno jelly makes all the difference in this sandwich. Take it from a regular turkey, ham, and cheese sandwich and spice it up with a pop of sweet heat. 

Peanut Butter & Banana CRUNCH-wich

Served with asparagus and brie salami roll-ups, pretzel crisps, and grapes.

Whip up this easy sandwich with peanut butter, honey, banana, and sweet strawberry and hemp seed granola for a puzzling crunch. See the recipe for the Asparagus & Brie Salami Roll-Ups too!

General Tso's and Panda Onigiri

Served with fresh fruits and steamed veggies with spicy ginger sauce.


This box is most definitely my favorite. Onigiri is essentially cooked rice wrapped in nori (seaweed). Combined with the sweet and spicy General Tso's, I don't think this box will make it through the week! Here's the recipe for the 20 Minute General Tso's - you might even learn something.

Categories: 52 Weeks of Cooking , Meal Prep

Tags: Bento Box , Pizza , Sandwich , Salad , Chinese

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