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3 Macro-Friendly Lunch Box Ideas (Bento Box!)

Need some easy lunch inspiration? Our Macro-Friendly Bento Box lunch ideas are perfect for weekday lunches! We put together 3 different lunch box ideas for you in an “adult lunchable” type of way. Kids are the only ones who enjoy lunch boxes filled with a little bit of everything!

As a natural-born snacker, I love making a meal out of a selection of goodies. Meats, cheeses, crackers, fruit…sign me up! I put together 3 of my favorite high-protein lunch box ideas that work for both kids and adults. If you're like me and like to graze, nibble, and enjoy a variety of flavors and textures all at once, give my macro-friendly lunch box ideas a try!

3 Reasons Why You'll Love This Recipe

  1. 3 ideas in 1. In this recipe post, I shared 3 fantastic macro-balanced lunch box ideas with you so that you have plenty of inspiration to put one together for yourself. Variety is the spice of life, so they say.
  2. Protein emphasis. While most adult lunchables contain a bit of everything, few offer high protein content. As someone who tracks macros, hitting my protein target is important to me and that means I need meals that contain enough protein to fill me up and make a nice dent in my daily goal.
  3. Enjoy a variety of flavors and textures at once. Calling all grazers and nibblers! These bento box-style lunches are going to be right up your alley. With multiple foods featured in one box, you get the chance to enjoy a several flavors, textures, and food groups.

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Macro-Balanced Lunch Boxes: 3 Ways!

Tami Smith
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • 2 slices deli turkey, sliced
  • 6 turkey pepperonis
  • 6 small salamis
  • 6 cubes cheddar cheese
  • 10 whole wheat crackers
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • 3 oz. baby carrots

Lunch Box Option 2: Chicken Salad With Crackers Box

  • Whole grain crackers
  • Chicken salad (homemade or store-bought)
  • Celery sticks
  • Apple slices
  • Peanut butter

Lunch Box Option 3: Hummus Box

  • Hummus
  • Pita bread or pita chips
  • Broccoli, carrots, pepper slices
  • Mozzarella cheese stick
  • Assorted nuts


  • A sweet treat or two in each box!


  • Roll deli turkey and slice into 6 even pieces.
  • Using a tooth pick, layer meats and cheese (turkey, turkey pepperoni, salami, and cheese). Continue until all 6 meat/cheese sets have been skewered by toothpicks.
  • Add meat/cheese to sectioned container.
  • Fill in remaining compartments with carrots, blackberries, crackers, etc. For foods that you prefer to keep separate, use a cupcake liner!
  • Enjoy!


A macro-balanced lunch box can be totally customized based on your needs! Feel free to swap any ingredients for ones you prefer or have handy.
These macro-balanced lunch boxes are perfect for meal prepping! Keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
To track and log your lunch, enter each ingredient and its amount into your preferred tracking app. If you have a lunch box combination that you love, be sure to save it as a recipe for quick, easy tracking on busy days.
Keyword high protein, macro friendly
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