February Recipes

Valentine Lunch Box

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A compartmentalized box of Valentine's Day lunch and snack items
Hands On:
20 minutes
Total Time:
20 minutes



    • 2 slice(s) That’s Smart! white bread, divided
    • 2 tbsp Hy-Vee no stir creamy almond butter
    • 2 tbsp That’s Smart! strawberry preserves
    • Heart-shape sprinkles, for garnish

    Lunch Box

    • 1 cup Hy-Vee lightly salted popcorn
    • 1 (3.7-cup) Rubbermaid TakeAlongs divided rectangular container with lid
    • ¼ cup Hy-Vee strawberry mini pretzels
    • ¼ cup Hy-Vee roasted red pepper hummus
    • 6 cherry tomatoes
    • 1 (2-in.) piece seeded orange bell pepper, cut into 2 (1-in.-wide) heart-shape cutouts
    • 1 (2-in.) piece seeded red bell pepper, cut into 2 (1-in.-wide) heart-shape cutouts
    • 1 slice(s) Hy-Vee sliced mozzarella cheese, cut into 1-in.-long X-shape cutouts
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    For sandwich, place 1 slice of bread on a cutting board. Cut out a heart in center of bread using a 1-in.-wide heart-shaped cookie cutter.
    Spread almond butter on one side of remaining slice of bread; spread with preserves. Place bread with cutout on top to sandwich. Cut sandwich into a heart using a 3-in.-wide heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place sprinkles inside heart cutout on top of the sandwich, if desired.
    To assemble bento box, place popcorn in the large compartment of container; top with pretzels. Place prepared sandwich on top of popcorn.
    Spoon hummus into a 2½-in. paper muffin cup liner; place in the small compartment of the container. Add cherry tomatoes to the small compartment with hummus. Top hummus with orange and red bell pepper cutouts; top tomatoes with cheese X-shape cutouts. Seal container with lid.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serves: 1
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories: 680
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat: 36g 46%
    Saturated Fat: 7g
    Trans Fat: 0g
    Cholesterol: 5mg 2%
    Sodium: 620mg 27%
    Total Carbohydrate: 81g 29%
    Dietary Fiber: 10g 36%
    Sugars: 36g 72%
    Protein: 16g 32%

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