DIY Taco Lunchbox



Today, we’re going to learn how to make a delicious and convenient meal that you can enjoy on-the-go – the DIY Taco Lunchbox. This make-ahead lunchbox is not only easy to assemble, but it’s also packed with flavors and textures that will satisfy your taco cravings. Whether you’re looking for a quick and healthy lunch or a tasty snack, this recipe has got you covered. Let’s dive in and discover how to create this delightful taco lunchbox!


DIY Taco Lunchbox

Who doesn’t love a taco? This DIY Taco Lunchbox is a convenient and tasty meal that you can enjoy anywhere. It features warm tortillas filled with crumbled turkey meatballs, guacamole, chopped tomatoes, sliced romaine lettuce, shredded Mexican-style cheese, and optional sour cream. With the option to swap in tortilla chips for extra crunch, this lunchbox is perfect for taco lovers on the go.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1


  • 2 5½-inch corn or flour tortillas, warmed if desired
  • 3 Easy Turkey Meatballs crumbled
  • ½ teaspoon mild chili powder
  • ¼ cup guacamole
  • cup chopped grape tomatoes or bell pepper
  • cup thinly sliced romaine or shredded carrot
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Mexican-style cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream Optional
  • 1 lime wedge Optional


  • Wrap tortillas in plastic wrap or foil.
  • Combine meatballs with chili powder in a small bowl; mix well.
  • Pack the meatballs along with guacamole, tomatoes (or peppers), lettuce (or carrot), cheese, sour cream (if using) and lime wedge (if using) in a divided bento-style lunchbox or in separate containers with lids.
  • Place the wrapped tortillas on top.
  • Refrigerate or keep cold with an ice pack until ready to serve.
  • To serve, divide the meatballs, guacamole, tomatoes (or peppers), lettuce (or carrot) and cheese between the tortillas.
  • Top with sour cream and serve with a lime wedge, if desired.


Additional notes: This Taco Lunchbox can be refrigerated for up to 1 day, making it a great option for meal prep or packed lunches.

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