The Mediterranean Bento

Category: Meal

Portion Size: 1 Meal

Meal Components: 2 oz eq M/MA; 2 oz eq grain, 1 cup vegetable (red/orange), 1 cup fruit, 1 cup milk


Brown Rice Standardized Recipe

1 Serving

USDA mozzarella cheese, cubed4 oz1/2 cup
Whole grain-rich cheese crackers
(2 oz eq)
2 oz
Grapes, fresh1 cup
Baby carrots, fresh1 cup
White milk, 1%1 cup


Ser in a bag or box:

1. Place all items in a bag or box.

HACCP: Serve at 140°F or colder.

USDA Regulation Helpful Hint:
Offer versus Serve:
• Students must select 3 of the 5 planned components
o One of the choices must be at least a ½ cup serving of the fruits or vegetables component
• If only three components are selected, and two of these are fruit and vegetable, the student may only select the ½ cup portion for the fruit OR vegetable.

Nutrients Per One Serving

Calories 704 kcal
Saturated Fat 14 g
Sodium 992 mg
Sugar 42 g
Total Fat 27 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 62 mg
Carbohydrate 87 g
Total Dietary Fiber 9 g
Protein 30 g
Vitamin A 20,596 IU
Calcium 417 mg
Vitamin C 12 mg
Iron 3 mg

Components Per One Serving

Meat/Meat ALT Grain Vegetable(s) Fruit Milk
2 oz. eq. 2 oz. eq. 1 cup(s) 1 cup(s) 1 cup(s)


Vegetable Subgroups

Dark Green Red/Orange Legumes Starchy Other
0 oz. eq. 1 oz. eq. 0 cup(s) 0 cup(s) 0 cup(s)