The Rustic Bento

Category: Meal

Portion Size: 1 Each

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, cubed2 oz
Whole grain-rich crackers (2 oz eq)2 oz
Red bell peppers, fresh, strips1 cup
Blueberries, fresh1 cup
White milk, 1%1 cup


  1. Place all items in a bag, container, or box.

HCCP: Serve at 140°F.

USDA Regulation Helpful Hint:

Offer versus Serve:

  • Students must select 3 of the 5 planned components
    • 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 667 kcal
Saturated Fat 14 g
Sodium 957 mg
Sugar 38 g
Total Fat 29 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 53 mg
Carbohydrate 77 g
Total Dietary Fiber 7 g
Protein 28 g
Vitamin A 3,078 IU
Calcium 328 mg
Vitamin C 132 mg
Iron 2 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)