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Deli Bento Box USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers

Age Group: Ages 3-5
Serving Size: 25-50
Think inside the box. This trendy theme allows you to satisfy appetites and be creative.
¼ cup vegetable
½ oz eq meat/meat alternate
½ oz eq grains
Team Nutrition CACFP Easy Recipe Project
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Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, yellow mustard, honey, and garlic powder.
  • Cut turkey slices in half.
  • Cut each slice of cheese into 4 squares. Divide turkey and cheese into 25 and 50 even portions.
  • Fill each space in the box with 1 Tbsp dressing, turkey and cheese (½ slice of turkey, and 2 squares of cheese), tomatoes (2), cucumbers (3) and crackers (3). Serve immediately, or keep cold at 40 °F or lower.


Nutrition Facts
Deli Bento Box USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers
Amount Per Serving 1 Deli Bento Box
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 176mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 18g6%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Total Sugars 6g7%
Protein 8g16%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
*Marketing Guide
25 Servings:
Cucumbers, fresh: 1 lb 9 oz
50 Servings:
Cucumbers, fresh: 3 lb 2 oz


  • Contains milk (cheddar cheese), wheat (crackers), and eggs (mayonnaise).
  • Choking Prevention: Whole grape tomatoes can be a choking risk for children
    under the age of 4. To reduce risk of choking, cut cherry tomatoes in half,
    lengthwise. If needed, cut into smaller pieces no larger than ½ inch.
  • If serving other types of crackers, nutrition information and number of crackers to serve may change. Check the Nutrition Facts label or other information on the package to make sure you purchase at least 275 g or 12½ oz for 25 servings or 550 g or 25 oz for 50 servings of this recipe.
  • The symbol indicates the recipe is whole grain-rich.
  • Creditable grains contribution calculated using the Recipe Analysis Workbook,
    Method A.
Yield / Volume
25 Servings:
7 lb 4¼ oz
25 Deli Bento Boxes
50 Servings:
14 lb 8½ oz
50 Deli Bento Boxes