Bento & Bookworms

We had a nice break this weekend from all the rain so I took my super cool bento box packed with lunch and snacks to the park, found the driest picnic table and hung out with nature for a few hours. Deep breaths of fresh air is sometimes the best medicine.

Pink Box (top left): Shelly's Grilled Eggplant Roll-up
Green Box (top right): Roasted Chickpeas
Blue Box (bottom left): Roast Beef & Cheesestick Roll-up
Orange Box (bottom right): Shelly's Tropical Sunrise Protein Mini Muffins

Shelly's Grilled Eggplant Roll-up

Grilled Eggplant Slice
Fresh Basil Leaves or Baby Spinach
Equal parts Herb Goat Cheese and Cream Cheese

Brush eggplant slices with olive oil or spray with a little non-stick spray. Grill on BBQ or indoor grill till softened. Cool. Mix cheeses together. Spread about a tablespoon of the cheese mixture onto each eggplant slice. Add a basil or spinach leaf or two. Roll-up.

Roll-ups are a great post weight loss surgery friendly meal. Some of my favorites:

Turkey, Swiss, Green Chili or Avocado
(these are super yummy heated)
Roast Beef & Pickle Spear (or Mozzarella Stick, pictured above)
Turkey, Swiss and Cranberry Cream Cheese
Ham & Cheddar (also yummy heated)

More Eggface Bentos

When it was raining and gray I got a little crafty and made a bunch of little cloth napkins for my super cool bento boxes out of material scraps I had on hand. I love the little daisy napkin pictured above.

Oh and check out the library book bag. I was sitting on hold the other day doodling and here's the result...

Listening to: "Breakeven" The Script