Is it really a bento if all you’ve done is chucked leftovers or a salad in a box? Well as you’ve probably noticed, thats what the majority of my bentos have been recently. So my bento resolution for the new year ( I know I’m rather early) shall be to make more creative bentos. But in the meantime here are some more lazy ones!
Today’s lunch, of leftover Chinese. Sweet and sour chicken and plain chow mein.
Quinoa salad, containing asparagus, picolo cherry tomatoes, sweetcorn and pepper. This made quite a few lunches!
Last two aren’t bentos, this is what I’ve had for breakfast a lot recently! Breakfast burritos, don’t ask me how I rolled this one up, I can only put it down to a miracle! It has turkey bacon, herby scrambled eggs, avocado and cheddar cheese on a white and wheat wrap. Absolutely delicious. I was sad when I ran out of Turkey bacon and wraps. And finally, my awful snapchat picture of toffee and pecan cookies I made as Christmas gifts.
Very quick, thrown together bento of quinoa salad and roasted sweet and new potatoes. This time around the quinoa salad contains; sweetcorn, cucumber, red pepper, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and onion. This salad, was much better than the last one I posted about… could have used a little more onion, and it’s a tad on the bland side, however I do prefer mine to be that way so I can make a dressing, but I didn’t pack one this time. I simply sliced new potatoes and a sweet potato and roasted them in olive oil. Tasty and filling.
Do you feel, that when you just chuck something like this in and go, that it doesn’t really count as a bento? I do, I don’t feel my “bento’s” really classify as bentos currently. Since staying with my friend ( I’ll be here for a couple more months) bentos have been far and few between, I’m tending just to eat oatmeal at work.
This was an incredibly quick, plain, jam packed salad, however the chicken was so well seasoned that it was incredibly flavourful. You can’t see all of the ingredients unfortunately, but it contained; Lettuce, Cucumber, Green pepper, Tomato and Roast Chicken. This little SpongeBob box has a slightly domed lid, so I could fit in more than I thought!
I promise, more regular, worthy bentos will return!