Friday, July 30, 2010

Bento Take 2

My second bento-style lunch. Same container, a lot of the same foods...just presented a little differently :)

Still getting the hang of packing and presentation (although, to be honest, a little part of me sometimes thinks 'what's the point?' if I'm the only one who's going to see this before I eat it), hopefully things will get better as I go along.

Without further ado, Bento #2:

In this lunch, I've got:
  • Turkey and Swiss sandwich on a Wheat Sandwich Round (I love these! The only thing that gets me is that I'm the only one in the house who eats them, and sometimes the 'best by' date is only like 5 days from when I buy them! They don't seem to go bad though, so maybe this is okay?)
  • More strawberries! These go quickly in our house.
  • Baby carrots
  • Goldfish crackers (I was sucked into the '1/3 serving of vegetables in every serving!' gimmick. So maybe I'm getting about 1/6 serving of veggies out of them here?)
  • Angel food Cake as a treat to eat with the strawberries
  • My favorite: veggie sticks :)


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Very first, perfectly imperfect bento!

My first bento attempt was not so much a cute success as it was an 'oh thank goodness it didn't turn out worse than this!'

Still, I'm proud of my very first bento, the first of many to come.

A simple lunch of...

  • plain white rice
  • leftover shrimp
  • strawberries (rare for us, since they're not in season here yet)
  • carrots
  • veggie sticks - which aren't actually made of vegetables... :(
  • lettuce from the garden to keep everything seperate

Happy Bentoing!