what i ate wednesday: bento-y
Happy Wednesday, friends! How’s your week been so far? Things are looking up for me. The massively stressful workload from the past few weeks at my job has settled down into a much more manageable and realistic number of tasks. I’m a dedicated employee, but I hate it when my “real” job interferes with all my side interests. I can’t stand not having time to put my all into this little blog of mine. But that is life. As my Papaw always said, you can have anything you want, you just can’t have everything you want.
You can tell I had more time because this WIAW is chock full of bento awesomeness! No leftovers tossed into Pyrex for me. Instead, it’s leftovers beautifully arranged in Pyrex. Totally different. You’ll also see that I added calorie counts and nutritional info for each meal. Some folks have been asking for that information and since I have it, I figured why not share?
Breakfast bento with simple overnight oats (just vanilla yogurt and oats) topped with raspberries and mini chocolate chips, half a banana, a few green grapes, plus a mini whole wheat bagel with Neufchâtel cheese and lox. Still totally obsessed with lox. I’m going to turn into a salmon, soon.
Breakfast stats: 479 calories, 80g carbs, 12g fat, 19g protein, 8g fiber
Tiny bento with a hard-boiled egg, a few raspberries and some banana slices. Plus, I had a mug of green tea on the side. There are so many benefits of regularly drinking green tea. I’m trying to get on that bandwagon.
Snack stats: 112 calories, 10g carbs, 5g fat, 6g protein, 2g fiber
For some reason, I love the look of this bento. It makes me so happy to look at and really, that’s the point of bento-ing! Leftover baked falafel patties (recipe coming at you tomorrow) with cucumber slices, steamed broccoli, strawberries, cantaloupe balls and raspberries, sea salt Somersaults, a tahini dipping sauce for the patties and broccoli, plus a Hershey’s kiss.
Lunch stats: 425 calories, 61g carbs, 13g fat, 16g protein, 12g fiber
Freggietastic! Steamed broccoli, baby carrots, banana slices, cantaloupe balls, raspberries, raw almonds, plus another Hershey’s dark chocolate kiss for good measure. And another mug of tea.
Snack stats: 292 calories, 36g carbs, 4g fat, 11g protein, 9g fiber
Not a bento, obviously. Leftover taco chili (someday I’ll actually post the recipe) with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt. I love leftover night. Plus a half slice of garlic toast and a half of a Fat Tire (split with Babyface).
Dinner stats: 484 calories, 61g carbs,11g fat, 26g protein, 11g fiber
It’s really hard to beat one minute cake. So gooey and decadent. So guilt-free.
Dessert stats: 192 calories, 22g carbs, 6g fat, 11g protein, 1g fiber
What’s the best thing you ate yesterday?
It’s really hard to beat the raspberry and chocolate combo on my overnight oats. Oh, but peanut butter cake, you’re delicious, too!