Bento, deconstructed

by spiceaholic on March 29, 2010

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!  🙂

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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.

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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.

Good night!

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Sarah March 30, 2010 at 6:25 am

Love the Bento! What fun lunch must be out of the Bento. I’m like you lunch just looks fun!
The broccoli slaw is great. I love it cooked in Pammed skillet then dumping it in an egg white omelet. Works for an egg sammy too, just another sneaky way with veggies!

Ameena March 31, 2010 at 10:22 am

I love this Bento idea…I need to get Maya one of these. She is all about separate compartments full of different foods. She is a high maintenance 5-year-old.

Your lunch looks delicious!

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