Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Morningstar Buffalo Veggie Wings - 239 calorie bento

I had used these Veggie Buffalo wings a long time ago, and I found some in my freezer. I decided to make some for lunch today. Good thing I inlcuded cool vegetables - I had forgotten how hot-spicy these were!

Bento Content:
  • Morningstar Farms Veggie Buffalo Wings (200)
  • Celery (10)
  • Carrot strands (13)
  • Tomatoes with Basil (16)

Total Bento : 239 calories

Monday, July 27, 2009

Plantain Squares & Cheese - 218 calorie Bento

I had made Mangu (mashed green plantains) and the leftovers I just made into squares. To make the squares I used the packaging where mashed garlic came when I bought them. I saved the plastic packaging and it has served me well for other things, like molding yucca mash, too.

Bento Content:
  • Mashed Plantain squares (89)
  • Pepper Jack Cheese stick cut into squares (90)
  • Grape Tomatoes (19)
  • Blueberries (20)

Total Bento : 218 calories

Friday, July 17, 2009

Mushroom Risotto & Mezlun Salad - 200 calorie Bento

I am growing a 'terrace farm' of sorts - it is on the 3rd floor of my apartment building. I am growing mezclun greens, among other things. This bento incorporates those mezclun greens!

Bento Content:
  • Mushroom Risotto (180)
  • Grape Tomatoes (12)
  • Mini Peppers (3)
  • Mezclun Greens (5)

Total Bento : 200 calories

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mushroom Tortellini & Veggies - 247 calorie Bento

These were leftovers and surprisingly, they tasted better today than they did last night. Go figure! The mushroom tortellini are from Trader Joe's - the ones that come dry in a bag. I added the Sundried Tomatoes and the Basil. It was less than a serving - couldn't fit more in this particular bento box - great for my portion control!

Bento Content:
  • Mushroom Tortellini with Sundried Tomatoes and Basil (195)
  • Mixed Veggies (50)
  • Lettuce (2)

Total Bento : 247 calories

Pita Sandwiches - 364 calorie Bento

I didn't feel like cooking much for this bento - so deli fillings to the rescue! It was quite satisfying and not much need for utensils either!
Bento Content:
  • Pita with Turkey 'Ham', Lite Havarti Cheese and Green leaf Lettuce (302)
  • Grape Tomatoes (42)
  • Blueberries (20)

Total Bento : 364 calories

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Fruit, Veggies & Cheese - 233 calorie Bento

It has been very muggy around here lately, so I decided to make a refreshing bento with fruit, veggies & cheese wedges. Regarding the watermelon: I call it Reject Watermelon. This is why...hubbie doesn't like the watermelon bits that are close to the white part of the rind. I happen to love it - I find it juicy, a little tart and very refreshing. I never used to use the watermelon baller but for watermelon rescue, it is handy indeed!

Bento Content:
  • Fruit Mix (110)
  • Alps Cheese Wedges (114)
  • Celery (5)
  • Mini Peppers (4)

Total Bento : 233 calories

Monday, July 06, 2009

Chicken Roulade - 193 calorie Bento

I found an Asian supermarket that has chicken breast sliced paper thin. Perfect for Roulades! These are stuffed with carrots sliced thin and scallions. A sprinkle of Mrs. Dash, some Worcestershire sauce and trip to the oven until cooked. Very tasty!

Bento Content:
  • Chicken Roulade (137)
  • Mini Peppers (14)
  • Corn on the Cob (42)

Total Bento : 193 calories