Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pinwheels & Veggies - 352 calorie bento

I wanted to have a Morningstar vegan griller 'burger', but I didn't have any bread, except for Roll-Ups from Damaskus Bakeries. No problem - pinwheels to the rescue! I basically cooked the Vegan griller and mashed it up. Then, I spread Laughing Cow light on the roll-up, added Trader Joe's Pineapple Salsa and the mashed up griller. Rolled it and cut it up. Yum!

Bento Content:
  • Pinwheels (300)
  • Grape Tomatoes (12)
  • Hanover Latino Blend vegetables (40)

Total Bento: 352 calories

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Chili Lime Chicken & Tomato Skewers - 258 calorie Bento

The meat for this lunch came from Trader Joe's. One Chili Lime Chicken Burger sure went a long way for this bento! I basically cooked it and cut it up into squares, added grape tomatoes and skewered them all. For skewers I used food picks I found at The Cristmas Tree Store. This was one spicy meal!

Bento Content:
  • Chili Lime Chicken Burger (150)
  • Grape Tomatoes (21)
  • Shredded Romaine Lettuce (4)
  • Savory Thin Mini Crackers (53)
  • Spicy Fat-Free Black Bean Dip (30)

Total Bento : 258 calories

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Organic Black Bean Soup & Salami - 254 calorie Bento

I found an organic black bean soup at Trader Joe's during the weekend. I bought to give it a whirl and it was quite tasty. I like a little spice, so I added a little bit of hot sauce. Perfect!

Bento Content:
  • TJ's Organic Black Bean Soup (130)
  • Shredded Romaine Lettuce (4)
  • Small Grape Tomatoes (10)
  • Mini Sausage Rounds - cooked (110)

Total Bento: 254 calories

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Falafel in Mini Pitas - 260 calorie bento

I found packaged falafel in Costco - brand Meal Mart and they are calling them Vegan Falafel balls. I was a bit aprehensive regarding them, but I stuck them in the oven and they are really, really good! The sodium was on the low side (which is a good thing for me and hubbie). So, we have another helpful, pre-cooked addition to our 'don't have enough time to make' list!

Bento Content:
  • 3 Baked Falafels in mini pitas (224)
  • Shredded Cabbage (5)
  • Diced Tomatoes (8)
  • Hummus - in the red container (23)

Total Bento: 260 calories

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Kitchen Sink Omelette Pinwheels - 274 calorie bento

I call the stuffing for these pinwheels The Kichen Sink Omelette. Basically it has a lot of stuff except the kitchen sink! This time, it has eggs, bacos, Mrs. Dash Table Blend seasoning, 3-cheese lite from Trader Joe's, diced grape tomatoes and a bit of ketchup.

Bento Content:
  • Pinwheels (214)
  • Black Olives (48)
  • Frozen Grapes (12)

Total Bento: 274 calories