lördag 28 juni 2014

This weeks bentos

Well, my plan to blog my bentos every day didn't really work out. So I'll give you another little parade of bentos here. This week was the first time I've actually made bentos every day to bring to work and I've learned I need to plan a little bit better for them. You'll see, they are not very inspiring… But I'll do better in the future!

So, this is the Wednesday bento, packed in my Laptop Lunches box:

 I had cold left over new potatoes. I like the new ones both hot and cold, but only the new ones! I also had cauliflower, left over herbal yoghurt sauce, some diced smoked ham and a nectarine. I poked a flower pick into the ham to make the lunch a tiny bit cuter.

Thursday bento, also in the Laptop Lunches box:

I had cold meatballs with some hamburger dressing in the rainbow container and a small wedge of blue cheese. I also had cauliflower and carrots with hummus in the panda container. I had nectarine wedges and blueberry quark for dessert. Flavored quark is really popular here in Sweden and it's great! It's creamy and sweet, but with very little fat and sugar and lots of protein. Perfect snack or dessert!

Friday's lunch was packed in my favorite bento box:

I love this pretty red box with flowers and butterflies on it! It is also a good size and easy to pack. I had meatballs with hamburger dressing in the clover container, a small piece of dessert cheese (cream cheese with pineapple and chopped almonds), lots of cauliflower with hummus for dipping in a silicone cup. To make my brown and white lunch a little more colorful I poked a few veggie picks in it: a carrot, a tomato and two peas. I also put a piece of pea bar an on top of the hummus to make sure it stayed in the cup. I packed a nectarine and a chocolate stick for dessert.

Lots of cauliflower this week, but it's one of my favorite veggies. I buy a whole head of it, and I'm the only one who eats it, so I have to pack it every day. Meatballs are good "emergency food" to have in the fridge for weeks like this one, when I don't plan enough to have tasty leftovers.

tisdag 24 juni 2014

Very uninspired bento

So, this is what I had for lunch today. I woke up late, so I just threw the first things I could find in my blue polkadot box. It's a rather large box, about 775 ml, so I didn't pack it very tight.

I had some mini pizzas for dinner last night, and the leftovers became lunch. I put some cauliflower in too. The little pig has hummus and I had a cut up nectarine in silicone cups to keep them from making the pizzas soggy. Not the most balanced lunch, way to much carbs and fat in the pizzas, and too few veggies. But it was a nice lunch and it got me through the afternoon fine.

The box is really cute, I love the polkadots! It builds together as a cube and fits nicely in a bag.

söndag 15 juni 2014

Bentos on parade

I've been dabbling with making bentos for about half a year, and I've shared a few on my Instagram. I'm going to try and make lunches for me a bit more regularly, and I thought I'd join all other bento makes and share them on a blog.

So, for this, my very first bento blog post, I'll just give you a parade of Instragram photos of my bentos. Enjoy!

Heart shaped sandwiches, broccoli, hard boiled egg, cherry tomatoes, salami rollups, Babybel cheese, grapes, dried blueberries and pineapple chunks. Cute panda picks and a heart shaped silicone cup.

To the left: cauliflower, hummus in the little panda, kiwi and cherry tomatoes. To the right: leftovers: oven baked pancake with bacon bits in i it, lingonberry jam in the little container.

Kiwi, carrot sticks, Babybel cheese, caesar dressing in the star container, salt for the eggs in the little panda, diced smoked ham with lemon pick in a silicone cup, mushrooms, broccoli, hard boiled egg and some carrot stars. The faces on the eggs are made from nori.

Grapes, blueberries, pineapple chunks with panda pick, Babybel cheese, cauliflower, rye bread sandwiches, broccoli, cherry tomatoes (hidden underneath) and a hard boiled egg.

Leftover Spaghetti Carbonara, diced smoked ham with panda pick, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, grapes and blueberries in a heart shaped silicone cup.

Crepes cut into butterflies and little stars, broccoli, jam in the rainbow container, cottage cheese with butterfly baran, carrot sticks, Babybel cheese and fried zucchini with flower pick in a heart shaped silicone cup.

Cauliflower, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, kiwi, hummus in the panda, cous cous and some left over pork tenderloin.

Cauliflower, hummus in the little pig, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, rolled up roast beef and cous cous.