Thanks again everyone for your supportive words the other day, they were a great comfort to me. I think I’m in one of those funks and whining about my weight is the easiest thing to dump it on. It’s a constant struggle and I’m tired of fighting it. Anyway, I’m sure I’ll talk about it plenty more.
Change of subject.
I know it’s been a while, but I finally have a bento post for you guys!
We ordered in some Chinese food the other night and of course have enough leftovers for quite a few meals. Would you believe me if I told you how excited I was to pack this lunch? I’m such a nerd! 🙂
I decided to use one of my Laptop Lunch sets. This one is black with red containers, so it has that Japanese restaurant bento feel to it. Perfect for Asian food!
I packed leftover beef and broccoli, some lo mein, broccoli slaw in lieu of rice, and some carrot slices for color and crunch (they come diagonally krinkle-cut like that). I decided to pack more of the veggies and less of the lo mein — just enough for the taste.
At lunchtime, instead of eating out of my bento box, and since I wanted to heat everything up, I dumped it all in a bowl, hence the “deconstructed” part of the title.
I’m so used to eating rice as part of a meal since that’s such a big part of South Asian culture. I forget that I can just as easily sub in some broccoli slaw to soak up any sauce. It won’t ever replace rice, but it’s a good way to bulk up my meal without bulking up the calorie count, since I’m such a volume eater.
Time for this girl to get some sleep — I tossed and turned last night and didn’t get a lot so I’m hoping to make up for it tonight.