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Deli Bento Box USDA Recipe for Family Child Care Center

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CACFP CREDITING INFORMATION
¾ cup vegetable
1 oz eq meat/meat alternate
1 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
 

6 Serving

  • ½ cup Mayonnaise, reduced-fat
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Yellow mustard
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Honey
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • 6 - Slices deli turkey, low-sodium
  • 6 (1 oz slices) - Slices cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 36 - Tomatoes, fresh, grape (gently wash tomatoes under running water)
  • 2 cups Cucumbers, fresh, peeled strips, ¼" slices (gently wash cucumbers under running water before cutting/peeling)
  • 36 crackers (about 1½" by 1½" each) (6 oz or 132 g) Crackers, woven, whole wheat (see notes)

Quantity
 

6 Serving

  • ½ cup Mayonnaise, reduced-fat
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Yellow mustard
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Honey
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • 6 - Slices deli turkey, low-sodium
  • 6 (1 oz slices) - Slices cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 36 - Tomatoes, fresh, grape (gently wash tomatoes under running water)
  • 2 cups Cucumbers, fresh, peeled strips, ¼" slices (gently wash cucumbers under running water before cutting/peeling)
  • 36 crackers (about 1½" by 1½" each) (6 oz or 132 g) Crackers, woven, whole wheat (see notes)

Ingredients
 

6 Serving

  • ½ cup Mayonnaise, reduced-fat
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Yellow mustard
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Honey
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • 6 - Slices deli turkey, low-sodium
  • 6 (1 oz slices) - Slices cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 36 - Tomatoes, fresh, grape (gently wash tomatoes under running water)
  • 2 cups Cucumbers, fresh, peeled strips, ¼" slices (gently wash cucumbers under running water before cutting/peeling)
  • 36 crackers (about 1½" by 1½" each) (6 oz or 132 g) Crackers, woven, whole wheat (see notes)

Quantity
 

6 Serving

  • ½ cup Mayonnaise, reduced-fat
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Yellow mustard
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Honey
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • 6 - Slices deli turkey, low-sodium
  • 6 (1 oz slices) - Slices cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 36 - Tomatoes, fresh, grape (gently wash tomatoes under running water)
  • 2 cups Cucumbers, fresh, peeled strips, ¼" slices (gently wash cucumbers under running water before cutting/peeling)
  • 36 crackers (about 1½" by 1½" each) (6 oz or 132 g) Crackers, woven, whole wheat (see notes)
*See Marketing Guide

Ingredients
 

6 Serving

  • ½ cup Mayonnaise, reduced-fat
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Yellow mustard
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Honey
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • 6 - Slices deli turkey, low-sodium
  • 6 (1 oz slices) - Slices cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 36 - Tomatoes, fresh, grape (gently wash tomatoes under running water)
  • 2 cups Cucumbers, fresh, peeled strips, ¼" slices (gently wash cucumbers under running water before cutting/peeling)
  • 36 crackers (about 1½" by 1½" each) (6 oz or 132 g) Crackers, woven, whole wheat (see notes)

Quantity
 

6 Serving

  • ½ cup Mayonnaise, reduced-fat
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Yellow mustard
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Honey
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • 6 - Slices deli turkey, low-sodium
  • 6 (1 oz slices) - Slices cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 36 - Tomatoes, fresh, grape (gently wash tomatoes under running water)
  • 2 cups Cucumbers, fresh, peeled strips, ¼" slices (gently wash cucumbers under running water before cutting/peeling)
  • 36 crackers (about 1½" by 1½" each) (6 oz or 132 g) Crackers, woven, whole wheat (see notes)
*See Marketing Guide

Ingredients
 

6 Serving

  • ½ cup Mayonnaise, reduced-fat
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Yellow mustard
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Honey
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • 6 - Slices deli turkey, low-sodium
  • 6 (1 oz slices) - Slices cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 36 - Tomatoes, fresh, grape (gently wash tomatoes under running water)
  • 2 cups Cucumbers, fresh, peeled strips, ¼" slices (gently wash cucumbers under running water before cutting/peeling)
  • 36 crackers (about 1½" by 1½" each) (6 oz or 132 g) Crackers, woven, whole wheat (see notes)

Quantity
 

6 Serving

  • ½ cup Mayonnaise, reduced-fat
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Yellow mustard
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Honey
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • 6 - Slices deli turkey, low-sodium
  • 6 (1 oz slices) - Slices cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 36 - Tomatoes, fresh, grape (gently wash tomatoes under running water)
  • 2 cups Cucumbers, fresh, peeled strips, ¼" slices (gently wash cucumbers under running water before cutting/peeling)
  • 36 crackers (about 1½" by 1½" each) (6 oz or 132 g) Crackers, woven, whole wheat (see notes)
*See Marketing Guide

Ingredients
 

6 Serving

  • ½ cup Mayonnaise, reduced-fat
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Yellow mustard
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Honey
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • 6 - Slices deli turkey, low-sodium
  • 6 (1 oz slices) - Slices cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 36 - Tomatoes, fresh, grape (gently wash tomatoes under running water)
  • 2 cups Cucumbers, fresh, peeled strips, ¼" slices (gently wash cucumbers under running water before cutting/peeling)
  • 36 crackers (about 1½" by 1½" each) (6 oz or 132 g) Crackers, woven, whole wheat (see notes)

Quantity
 

6 Serving

  • ½ cup Mayonnaise, reduced-fat
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Yellow mustard
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Honey
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • 6 - Slices deli turkey, low-sodium
  • 6 (1 oz slices) - Slices cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 36 - Tomatoes, fresh, grape (gently wash tomatoes under running water)
  • 2 cups Cucumbers, fresh, peeled strips, ¼" slices (gently wash cucumbers under running water before cutting/peeling)
  • 36 crackers (about 1½" by 1½" each) (6 oz or 132 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 2 Tbsp dressing, turkey and cheese (2 half slices of turkey and 4 squares of cheese), tomatoes (6), cucumbers (6), and crackers (6). 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 331 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 320mg14%
Total Carbohydrates 28g9%
Dietary Fiber 4g17%
Total Sugars 13g14%
Protein 15g30%
Calcium 219mg22%
Iron 2mg11%
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*Marketing Guide
The CHEF TIPS:

  • Contains milk (cheese), wheat (crackers), and eggs (mayonnaise).
  • 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 132 g or 6 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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