Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bento for 2: Roast Beef & Shaved Pastrami Sandwiches - 329 & 320 calorie bentos

Hubbie and I were working at the same client site today, so I made a combo bento for us. Regarding the celery - he likes his in sticks, I like mine sliced - go figure!

Bento Content for Hubbie:
  • Roast Beef Sandwich on White w/Mayonnaise (243)
  • Apple (81)
  • Celery (5)

Total for Hubbie: 329 calories

Bento Content for me:

  • Shaved Pastrami on White w/Hot Mustard (194)
  • Pear (121)
  • Celery (5)

Total for me: 320 calories

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mediterranean-Style CousCous & Fruity Tuna Salad - 222 calorie Bento

I visited a new higher-end delicatessen that opened a couple of weeks ago in my neighbourhood. The food look absolutely amazing - the prices were not! I took notice of what they had in the display counter and replicated some of them at home. Way less expensive, and more control on the added salt. Every little bit helps!

Bento Content:
  • Mediterranean-Style CousCous (98)
  • Fruity Tuna Salad (90)
  • Pommegranate Arils (17)
  • Campari Tomatoes (17)

Total Bento : 222 calories

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Grilled Salami & Roasted Potatoes - 233 calorie bento

I found the cutest Beef salami - only 4 ounces each and perfect for bento portions! One serving is 2 ounces and since the whole thing is so small, the slices seem like a whole lot! I grilled them and they were quite tasty! To the roasted potatoes I added Turmeric - hence the yellow hue on them. Those were leftovers from dinner.

Bento Content:
  • Toasted Potatoes (71)
  • Grilled Beef Salami rounds (110)
  • Blistered Grape Tomatoes with Herbs de Provence (28)
  • Raw Carrot rounds (17)
  • Rommaine Lettuce (7)

Total Bento : 233 calories

Monday, September 14, 2009

Anellotti & Salmon - 308 calorie Bento

This one was thrown together quite rapidly. I have been buying all these different pasta shapes - many of them in small sizes. It fools the eye, you see! A serving of pasta is 2 oz dry. On ziti, for example, 2oz is about 10-12 pieces. In mini ziti you get a bunch more. It seems to fill the plate more and it fools the eye. Hey! Anything that will make me eat less (while my brain thinks it is eating more) is good eats!

Bento Content:
  • Anellotti pasta & Wild Pink Salmon & Tomato (296)
  • Strawberries (12)

Total Bento : 308 calories

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Gyro Meat on Tomato Wrap - 247 calories Bento

I went during the week to a diner - places that are disappearing before my eyes - and had gyro meat over a greek salad. Yum! I had tons of leftovers and they are making their appearance here!

Bento Content:
  • Tomato Wrap & Gyro Meat & Rommaine Lettuce (180)
  • Tomatoes (12)
  • Trader Joe's Ginger Senbei Snacks (55)

Total Bento : 247 calories

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Bento for 2 - Lime Chicken Sandwiches & Dolmas - 458 calorie per person

This was a bento for 2 people. It contained both lunch & snack. For the sandwiches I used Ciabatta rolls and Chile Lime Chicken Burgers from Trader Joe's. The cheese was Lite Mild Cheddar cheese sticks from TJ's cut up into squares. The dolmas were pre-made - I didn't do these from scratch!

Bento Content:
For Lunch:
  • Sandwich (265)
  • Tomatoes (8)
  • Frozen Grapes (10)

For Snack:

  • Dolmas - Stuffed Grape Leaves (105)
  • Cheese Stick (70)

Total Lunch : 283 calories

Total Snack: 175 calories

Total Bento: 458 calories