A Hoot of a Lunch

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
20 min 7 min 1
A Hoot of a Lunch
Health Rating


25 gm Mozzarella cheese (sliced)
1/3 cup Green grape
3 medium leaf Lettuce, butterhead (Boston)
5 animal cracker Animal crackers
1 medium egg Egg (hardboiled & sliced, or use more mozzarella)
1 Tuna & Broccoli patties (recipe link in notes)


Using a small cooking cutter, cut shapes into the cheese.

Cut the egg crosswise into thick slices, or you can use a round cookie cutter to cut slices of mozzarella cheese into large circles. Use either of these as the eyeballs.

See "Tuna & Broccoli Patties with Lemon Caper Sauce" recipe for instructions how to make the owl's body.

Assemble bento box:

  • Line bento box with lettuce. Dab some lemon caper sauce on the lettuce and place tuna patty on top.
  • Be creative, use carrots and olives for the details of the owl. You can use a pretzel stick for the branch the owl sits on.
  • Enjoy grapes and animal crackers on the side

Advanced Preparation

1 - 3 days prior [optional], Egg 1 medium egg

Place the egg in boiling water and boil for 7 minutes. Run egg under cold running water to cool. Peel when cooled and store in airtight container in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 255
Calories from fat 117
Calories from saturated fat 53
Total Fat 13.0 g
Saturated Fat 5.9 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.9 g
Cholesterol 192 mg
Sodium 223 mg
Potassium 236 mg
Total Carbohydrate 21.8 g
Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
Sugars 10.7 g
Protein 12.6 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.5
Grain 0.5
Meat Alternative 0.5
Milk Alternative 0.5
Vegetables 0.4

Energy sources



Tuna & Broccoli Patties: 


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