Healthy Meal Prep
Oceans of Fun Bento Recipe

Oceans of Fun Bento


A hot dog is cut into an octopus and ramen noodles feature coral (cauliflower) and seaweed (spinach) in this fun ocean-themed bento box.


  • ½ hot dog
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (3 ounce) package ramen noodles
  • 6 cauliflower florets
  • ¼ cup chopped baby spinach


  1. Place hot dog half on a flat work surface. Cut a slit from the bottom to within 1 inch of the top. Turn the hot dog half 90 degrees to the uncut side and repeat. Cut each of 4 "legs" halfway down the middle to make 8 octopus "legs".
  2. Bring a small pot of water to a boil; add hot dog octopus. Cook until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain.
  3. Bring 2 cups water to a boil in the same pot. Add ramen noodles and cauliflower; cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in ramen seasoning until dissolved. Remove from heat; add spinach. Let stand until spinach wilts, about 3 minutes.
  4. Assemble bento box with ramen noodle mixture and octopus hot dog.

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Nutritional Information

Oceans of Fun Bento

Servings Per Recipe: 1
Calories: 152.3
% Daily Value *
protein: 11 %
carbohydrates: 4 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 10 %
fat: 14 %
saturated fat: 16 %
cholesterol: 4 %
vitamin a iu: 14 %
niacin equivalents: 15 %
vitamin b6: 13 %
vitamin c: 64 %
folate: 15 %
calcium: 5 %
iron: 6 %
magnesium: 11 %
potassium: 9 %
sodium: 24 %
thiamin: 6 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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