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DIY Nacho Bento Lunch Box

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This week’s lunch box idea is inspired by the Lunchables nacho box! We’ve added some extra staying power and satisfaction by adding some refried beans to the lunch.

Demi’s review: “I loved it. Put some of your cheese in your beans and mix it up if you don’t want to sprinkle cheese on each chip.” (Eden didn’t like the non-homemade beans.)

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

What You’ll Love About DIY Nacho Lunch Box

  • Nutritious and balanced
  • Easy to customize
  • Chips = fun!
  • Minimal prep
  • Can make beans from scratch or use canned refried beans

VIDEO – Watch It Come Together


  • Refried beans
  • Shredded cheese
  • Tortilla chips
  • Baby carrots and ranch
  • Strawberries
  • Marshmallow

What to Prep Ahead

Make the refried black beans if making from scratch, prep any vegetables if necessary.

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DIY Nacho Bento Lunch Box

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This lunch box idea is inspired by the Lunchables nacho box, but we’ve added extra protein and fiber with the refried beans.


  • refried beans in a thermos
  • shredded cheese
  • tortilla chips
  • baby carrots and ranch
  • strawberries
  • marshmallow


  1. Heat refried beans and pack into a thermos.
  2. Pack other components.

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