Hello everyone! Ana is taking a break today and I’m stepping in to share a few thoughts. I haven’t done anything crafty lately, so I thought I would talk about food–something that is near and dear to my heart. Lately, I’ve been struggling with lunch. Since working for Apple, I have to pack a lunch or eat out and eating out is just too expensive to become a daily thing. Alas, a sandwich everyday or even leftovers can just become boring. Therefore, I’ve decided on something that will help put some variety into my midday meal.
The Bento Box!
Now, bento is traditionally a Japanese packed lunch, usually fun to look at and fun to eat, but this practice can also be applied to lots of foods and can be a great way to pack some variety into your day. Typically, there are only a couple of rules to look at when packing lunch bento-style.
First, choosing the right size lunch for you. This site has a neat link that shows you how to pick a bento size based on age, weight, and level of activity. One neat thing about this is that the size of the bento in ml is usually equal to the calories the meal contains (if packed correctly). Second, bento is packed using three parts: A: 3 parts grain dishes, 1 part protein dishes, 2 parts vegetable dishes; B: without candy, junk food or fatty food; and C: without empty space. Third, bento lunches are made to be fun so try to experiment with new foods.
The lunch box I would like to get…The famous Mr. Bento
Here is a link to some new recipes you can try if you want to make a bento box at home!
Thanks for listening,
Q. What was the last exciting thing you’ve had for lunch?