Suggested Recipes

Bento Box

1 cup sushi rice washed three times and drained

1 cup water

Place in rice cooker and follow manufacturer’s directions.

Sauce: One part reduced sodium soy sauce mixed with 1 part lemon or lime juice lemon juice

Bento boxes are fun for all ages. They may look time consuming but they can be far from it.

Sushi rice is key for making perfect shapes out of rice but if you do not want to shape your rice into balls or triangles, regular rice can work too. The sky is the limit when it comes to side items. 

Ideas for side items:

Black Bean Taquitos


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, mix refried beans with taco seasoning until combined.
  3. Lay one tortilla on a flat surface. Down the middle of the tortilla, spread 1-2 tablespoons of beans. Roll up tightly and place on baking sheet seam side down.
  4. Continue this process until all tortillas have been filled and rolled.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Serve with salsa and guacamole for dipping.

Quinoa Sloppy Joe
Serves: 4 to 6



Combine the quinoa with 1 cup vegetable stock in a small saucepan. Bring to a slow boil, then lower the heat, cover, and simmer until the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Leave uncovered for last 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the oil, broth, or water in a medium skillet. Add the onion and garlic, sauté until translucent. Add the bell pepper and sauté until all are golden.

Add the remaining ingredients except the bread of choice. Cook over medium-low heat, loosely covered, for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Take off heat and let stand for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to mingle and absorb.

Tabbouleh Pita Pockets


Add washed de-stemmed parsley to a food processor and pulse till chopped finely. Mix with remaining ingredients and toss till well combined.

Take pita pocket and cut in half to get two pockets. Fill pocket with parsley mixture and bake in toaster oven or toast in dry pan till pita is lightly toasted. Cut in triangles and serve with side of hummus and carrot sticks.