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Bacon Pepper Poppers Snack Lunch (with Peppers, Carrots, Olives, Strawberries, and Chicken Breast)

Points® value
Total Time
28 min
25 min
3 min
Some of the best take-to-work lunches are snack-based, ones that allow you to graze off and on as you find time. This one features pepper poppers stuffed with an herby, bacon-flecked cream cheese filling, plus easy-to-assemble accompaniments to fill out your lunchbox and complete the meal. Go ahead and pack up multiple lunches to get you through the majority of the work week; the peppers will remain crisp and delicious for days, and the other items will stay fresh as well. Though we feature the peppers here as an anchor for make-ahead lunches, they’re also fantastic appetizers for tailgating, block parties, or any casual gathering.


Uncooked reduced fat center cut bacon

3 slice(s)

Light cream cheese

3 oz

Plain fat free Greek yogurt

¼ cup(s)


2 tbsp(s), finely chopped


1 tbsp(s), chopped, plus more for garnish

Fresh dill

2 tsp(s), chopped

Table salt

¼ tsp(s)

Black pepper

¼ tsp(s)

Sweet mini baby bell peppers

8 pepper(s), halved and seeded


32 medium


24 large

Baby carrots

16 medium

Deli style chicken breast

8 oz, thinly sliced


  1. Arrange bacon slices between layers of paper towels on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on High until crisp, 3-4 minutes. Cool and crumble.
  2. Combine cream cheese, yogurt, celery, chives, dill, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir in bacon. Divide mixture evenly among pepper halves. Garnish with additional chives.
  3. In each of 4 lunchboxes or portable containers, arrange 4 stuffed pepper halves, 8 strawberries, 6 olives, 4 carrots, and 2 oz chicken. Refrigerate up to 4 days.
  4. Serving size: 1 lunch box


SERVING SIZE (1 snack lunch) 216 Cal, 9 g Total Fat, 3 g Sat Fat, 961 mg Sod, 18 g Total Carb, 11 g Sugar, 0 g Added Sugar, 5 g Fib, 17 g Prot.