Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Breakfast was 2 mini cottage cheese waffles, fresh blueberries, some sugar free blueberry syrup, one mini 24k muffin, 2 small turkey sausage patties, a little cup of red grapes and a strawberry and a few cheddar decorations.
For lunch: grilled portabello parmesan (grilled portabello topped w/homemade marinara, lite provolone and a whiff of lite parmesan), roasted asparagus, edamame, a little silicone of cantaloupe and blueberries and a few cucumber flowers. In a side container some yogurt pesto sauce for the veggies. Only one problem, forgot to pack a little knife. That 'bello was hard to cut with only a tiny fork and spoon.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
This is bento 11 (a and b). Everything is pretty much just thrown together in a hurry.
Anyway, for breakfast I had a silicone muffin of steel cut oats, a little jam jar of sugar free strawberry syrup, a ginormous strawberry, a mini red pepper stuffed with a wedge of lite Laughing Cow swiss cheese and a mini black bean quiche.
Lunch was just leftover buckwheat noodles and chicken accompanied by jicama, cucumbers, grape tomatoes and a few carrot dots. Not exciting but tasty.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Breakfast first: half a cup of 0% Fage yogurt topped with cantaloupe tulips and green grape leaves. Red grapes, blueberries, more cantaloupe and 1/3 cup Kashi Go Lean. Yummy!
Lunch is next: 2 tiny Westphalian Rye 'sandwiches' made with a flower cutter and a fat free cream cheese/chicken mixture inside. In the sealed cup 2 tablespoons of Shelly's Yogurt Pesto dip. Skewers of sauteed firm tofu and lite mozz. sticks, baby carrots and in the silicone cup some marinated cooked broccoli leftovers. For an afternoon snack a little mixed cup of wasabi peas and roasted soynuts. (Oh and the standard Starbucks lite frap. )
Now for the peek: You can see the piece of plastic needlepoint canvas that stiffens the bottom of my bag. Very handy to have it this way so I can remove it for washing separately from the bag. I've found from past sewing experience that they tend to get beat out of shape in the washer. Also, I use my own mini forks and spoons from World Market. They keep my bites tiny so my surgical pouch doesn't get overwhelmed.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Also along for the day's food (can't eat all this at one meal!) half a cup of tinted Fage 0% Greek yogurt w/Shamrock sprinkles and 2 banana-bran protein muffins. Have to go to the grocery store today and I don't want to do it hungry!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Top blue box: 1 slice veggie frittatta, red grapes, 2 of Shelly's mini protein muffins and a Frigo lite mozz. stick made into an Octo dog. With it I ate the other grapes/mozz. chunks on the skewers and was very full!
Bottom pink box for lunch: Morningstar Farms crumbles made into sloppy joe topped with carrot dots and a cucumber flower. Alongside, more cuke slices, grape tomatoes and a mini orange pepper stuffed with one wedge Laughing Cow lite Swiss cheese. In the 'I can't believe I ate the whole thing category': the green container with more cucumbers, mini carrot sticks and a tiny container of Shelly's Pesto yogurt dip. (Which I made with her homemade pesto recipe...so goooood!)
For my afternoon snack there were 10 almonds, another lite mozz. stick and a Weight Watchers sugar free peanut butter cup. Very filling and very satisfying!
Shelly's muffin recipe:
Shelly's Pesto yogurt dip:
Woohoo...my very own 'super cool Bento Box' (a quote from Shelly's blog http://theworldaccordingtoeggface.blogspot.com/2009/02/bento-box-picnic.html) finally arrived and this was my first time using it. This huge amount of food was breakfast, lunch and a snack. Have to say it did leave me hungry so I will fine-tune the types of food to more dense choices.
The top rectangle box was 1 mini cottage cheese waffle, Egg Beaters and one turkey breakfast patty. In the small sauce container is Estee sugar free maple syrup. Under the skewers of Frigo lite mozz. cubes and red grapes are cantaloupe chunks and cucumber slices. Not a good picture attempt but I did include some curly lettuce to make it prettier.
For lunch I ate another 2 turkey breakfast patties, more cucumbers, half a cup of 'caulitators' with a sprinkle of chives and a few chunks of mozz. stick added. The 'caulitators' are just steamed cauliflower in the food processor with a block of fat free cream cheese, Molly McButter and white pepper to taste. They reheated in the little container beautifully.
For a snack there were roasted green snap peas, 8 almonds and a piece of sugar free Dove candy.
Again, two more cottage cheese mini waffles, Egg Beaters, cucumber slices, cantaloupe stars, green and red grapes, Frigo lite mozz. stick, a sidecar container of Estee sugar free maple syrup. It was delicious!
The second bento for work, this time for lunch. And using the Hello Kitty 2-layer box my sister gave me for Christmas. (Thank you, Amy!) Cucumber slices, green grapes, broccoli slaw, quinoa topped with cantaloupe flowers, 8 almonds, Morningstar Farms Chik'n Nuggets and fat free ranch dressing in a pink Tupperware. Tho I packed the lite SB Frap. I drank it in the afternoon since I don't actually drink with my meals anymore.