Sorry for the barrage of bento posts. It’s about all I have time to blog about these days. Work has been pretty draining. I didn’t even really have the energy to work on my thesis yesterday.😦
Snapware container: Akai rice, sliced tongue, leftover spicy green beans, scrambled eggs with scallions, dried hibiscus flowers in the mini container; Sidecar: carrot sticks, fish and almonds snack
Snapware container: spinach salad topped with tomato slices and cold homemade won tons (made earlier this month and frozen); Larger sidecar: pear slices and fish and almonds snack; Smaller sidecar: soy-citrus-ginger dressing (grated fresh ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, splash of grapefruit juice)
(I didn’t bring lunch on Friday; decided to treat myself to a bought lunch for having gotten through my first full week of work – and anyway we get out of the office early on Fridays, so I didn’t have a lunch break).
Snapware container: another salad! spinach and mint leaves, topped by hard boiled egg whites (yolks removed), precooked beets from Trader Joe’s, cucumber slices, nonfat feta, and grated carrot; Larger sidecar: dried hibiscus flowers, fish and almonds snack, mini bottle of dressing (grapeseed oil and rice vinegar); Smaller sidecar: nonfat greek yogurt to top the salad, with mint for garnish.
I have been trying to lose a little weight (I gained an alarming amount in the last 9 months – such that I now have a rather obvious potbelly). My mom has theorized that at school, where I don’t buy a lot of meat (since it’s expensive), I fill up on carbs and full-fat dairy (in the form of cheese, mostly) instead of lean proteins when I am hungry late at night and need a snack. So I’ve been trying to work more protein into my diet, and to eliminate excessive processed carbs and to stick to nonfat or lowfat dairy. Hence the nonfat feta and yogurt, the large amount of egg whites and yogurt in the one meatless lunch, and the akai rice and soba noodles in my earlier bentos instead of white rice and somen. Yes, I know that wonton wrappers are made with white flour. But without the wrappers they’d just be meatballs, which, if you ask me, kinda misses the point.