Thursday, November 17, 2016

Bento Box Bonanza

The weather really has been perfect. I have been able to set up outside most days and work from my patio. Part of my job is online and some days I am on conference calls for work or the Obesity Action Coalition so as long as the neighbor's dog doesn't start barking or they turn the bandsaw on I am good to go. I bought this bench that converts into a desk (it's soooo cool) and now that the weather is cooler I am finally getting to use it. I bring my bento box filled with lunch and a snack and I stay outside until either my work is done, it gets too chilly/dark or my butt needs something softer (the toosh usually wins) or there was that time fried chicken dropped from the sky.

These are a few of my most recent bento box lunches. Click on the highlighted links for recipes and resources...

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Pink Box (top left): Shelly's Basic Chicken Salad
Green Box (top right): Quest Blueberry Muffin Protein Bar turned into "Cookies"
Blue Box (bottom left):  Homemade Crunchy Cheese Crackers
Orange Box (bottom right): Pickle Chips

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Pink Box (top left): Persian Cucumber Spears 
Green Box (top right): Greek Yogurt Dip (2% plain Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of Zaatar)
Blue Box (bottom left): Hard Cooked Egg on a Stick with Bagel Spice
Orange Box (bottom right): Swiss Cheese Cubes

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Green Box (top right): (in the little blue container) Sugar Free Maple Syrup 
Blue Box (bottom left): Strawberries tossed with a drizzle of Smuckers Sugar Free Strawberry Topping
Orange Box (bottom right): Cottage Cheese sprinkled Cinnamon

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Green Box (top right): Cucumber "Cracker"
Blue Box (bottom left): Sugarsnap Peas and a Strawberry
Orange Box (bottom right): Greek Yogurt Dip (2% plain Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of Greek Seasoning)

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Pink Box (top left): Cold Cut Skewers (Ham wrapped Cucumber Spears, green olives, cheese cubes)
Green Box (top right): Quest Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Protein Bar turned into "Cookies"
Blue Box (bottom left): Shelly's Hummus Deviled Eggs
Orange Box (bottom right): Almonds

Healthy Lunches Gastric Bypass Vertical Sleeve Diabetes Cooking Food Menus Meal Planning Blog

Pink Box (top left): Shelly's Curry Chicken Salad 
Green Box (top right): Cherry Tomatoes 
Blue Box (bottom left): Sliced Cucumber Scoops
Orange Box (bottom right): Quest Chocolate Chip Protein Bar turned into "Cookies"






3 comments:

Lauren said...

This is actually really nice. I feel like having my food portioned out like this would help me stick to what I am going to eat.

Ajde Nate said...

I love a bento lunch! Oddball question, but those napkins are so adorable. Can you tell me where you got them?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

They are cloth ones. I buy the fabric quarters I fall in love with and my Mum hems them whenever she has the sewing machine out.