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Deli Bento Box USDA Recipe for Family Child Care Center

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CACFP CREDITING INFORMATION
¼ cup vegetable
½ oz eq meat/meat alternate
½ oz eq grains
Source
Team Nutrition CACFP Easy Recipe Project
TeamNutrition.USDA.gov
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients
 

  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise, reduced-fat
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Honey
  • ¼ tsp Garlic powder
  • 3 slices Deli turkey, low-sodium
  • 3 slices (1 oz slices) Cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 12 - Tomatoes, fresh, grape (gently wash tomatoes under running water)
  • ¾ cup Cucumbers, fresh, peeled strips, ¼" slices (gently wash cucumbers under running water before cutting/peeling)
  • 18 crackers (about 1½" by 1½" each) (3 oz or 66 g) Crackers, woven, whole wheat (see notes)

Quantity
 

  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise, reduced-fat
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Honey
  • ¼ tsp Garlic powder
  • 3 slices Deli turkey, low-sodium
  • 3 slices (1 oz slices) Cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 12 - Tomatoes, fresh, grape (gently wash tomatoes under running water)
  • ¾ cup Cucumbers, fresh, peeled strips, ¼" slices (gently wash cucumbers under running water before cutting/peeling)
  • 18 crackers (about 1½" by 1½" each) (3 oz or 66 g) Crackers, woven, whole wheat (see notes)

Ingredients
 

  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise, reduced-fat
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Honey
  • ¼ tsp Garlic powder
  • 3 slices Deli turkey, low-sodium
  • 3 slices (1 oz slices) Cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 12 - Tomatoes, fresh, grape (gently wash tomatoes under running water)
  • ¾ cup Cucumbers, fresh, peeled strips, ¼" slices (gently wash cucumbers under running water before cutting/peeling)
  • 18 crackers (about 1½" by 1½" each) (3 oz or 66 g) Crackers, woven, whole wheat (see notes)

Quantity
 

  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise, reduced-fat
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Honey
  • ¼ tsp Garlic powder
  • 3 slices Deli turkey, low-sodium
  • 3 slices (1 oz slices) Cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 12 - Tomatoes, fresh, grape (gently wash tomatoes under running water)
  • ¾ cup Cucumbers, fresh, peeled strips, ¼" slices (gently wash cucumbers under running water before cutting/peeling)
  • 18 crackers (about 1½" by 1½" each) (3 oz or 66 g) Crackers, woven, whole wheat (see notes)
*See Marketing Guide

Ingredients
 

  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise, reduced-fat
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Honey
  • ¼ tsp Garlic powder
  • 3 slices Deli turkey, low-sodium
  • 3 slices (1 oz slices) Cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 12 - Tomatoes, fresh, grape (gently wash tomatoes under running water)
  • ¾ cup Cucumbers, fresh, peeled strips, ¼" slices (gently wash cucumbers under running water before cutting/peeling)
  • 18 crackers (about 1½" by 1½" each) (3 oz or 66 g) Crackers, woven, whole wheat (see notes)

Quantity
 

  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise, reduced-fat
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Honey
  • ¼ tsp Garlic powder
  • 3 slices Deli turkey, low-sodium
  • 3 slices (1 oz slices) Cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 12 - Tomatoes, fresh, grape (gently wash tomatoes under running water)
  • ¾ cup Cucumbers, fresh, peeled strips, ¼" slices (gently wash cucumbers under running water before cutting/peeling)
  • 18 crackers (about 1½" by 1½" each) (3 oz or 66 g) Crackers, woven, whole wheat (see notes)
*See Marketing Guide

Ingredients
 

  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise, reduced-fat
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Honey
  • ¼ tsp Garlic powder
  • 3 slices Deli turkey, low-sodium
  • 3 slices (1 oz slices) Cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 12 - Tomatoes, fresh, grape (gently wash tomatoes under running water)
  • ¾ cup Cucumbers, fresh, peeled strips, ¼" slices (gently wash cucumbers under running water before cutting/peeling)
  • 18 crackers (about 1½" by 1½" each) (3 oz or 66 g) Crackers, woven, whole wheat (see notes)

Quantity
 

  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise, reduced-fat
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Honey
  • ¼ tsp Garlic powder
  • 3 slices Deli turkey, low-sodium
  • 3 slices (1 oz slices) Cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 12 - Tomatoes, fresh, grape (gently wash tomatoes under running water)
  • ¾ cup Cucumbers, fresh, peeled strips, ¼" slices (gently wash cucumbers under running water before cutting/peeling)
  • 18 crackers (about 1½" by 1½" each) (3 oz or 66 g) Crackers, woven, whole wheat (see notes)
*See Marketing Guide

Ingredients
 

  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise, reduced-fat
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Honey
  • ¼ tsp Garlic powder
  • 3 slices Deli turkey, low-sodium
  • 3 slices (1 oz slices) Cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 12 - Tomatoes, fresh, grape (gently wash tomatoes under running water)
  • ¾ cup Cucumbers, fresh, peeled strips, ¼" slices (gently wash cucumbers under running water before cutting/peeling)
  • 18 crackers (about 1½" by 1½" each) (3 oz or 66 g) Crackers, woven, whole wheat (see notes)

Quantity
 

  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise, reduced-fat
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Honey
  • ¼ tsp Garlic powder
  • 3 slices Deli turkey, low-sodium
  • 3 slices (1 oz slices) Cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 12 - Tomatoes, fresh, grape (gently wash tomatoes under running water)
  • ¾ cup Cucumbers, fresh, peeled strips, ¼" slices (gently wash cucumbers under running water before cutting/peeling)
  • 18 crackers (about 1½" by 1½" each) (3 oz or 66 g) Crackers, woven, whole wheat (see notes)
*See Marketing Guide

Instructions
 

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, yellow mustard, honey, and garlic powder. Set aside.
  • Cut turkey slices in half.
  • Cut each slice of cheese into 4 squares. Divide turkey and cheese into 6 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 (2), and crackers (3). Serve
    immediately, or keep cold at 40 °F or lower.

Nutrition INFORMATION

Nutrition Facts
Deli Bento Box USDA Recipe for Family Child Care Center
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 Carbohydrates 18g6%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Total Sugars 6g7%
Protein 8g16%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
*
*Marketing Guide
The CHEF TIPS:

  • 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 66 g or 3 oz of crackers for this recipe.
  • The symbol indicates the recipe is whole grain-rich.
  • Creditable grains contribution calculated using the Recipe Analysis Workbook, Method A.
  • Serve a variety of foods during the week to balance out an occasional snack item that may be higher in sodium or saturated fat.

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