Bento adventures

One of the resolutions of this school year for me is to try and pack lunches. Since my kids only have one school day away from home, most of these are for my husband. But kids would eat those as well if they had to.

Husband has an option to warm his lunches up, but most of those can be eaten cold as well.

chicken breast+buckwheat+ corn+sauteed chard

Here are the ingredients I’ve used so far, mixing and matching a lot:

Protein:

-chicken breast (from rotisserie chicken)

-chicken legs

-roasted salmon

-meatballs out of ground turkey or beef (added shredded zucchini for moisture and ginger for fun)

Carbs:

-Rice with ginger and carrots

-Red quinoa

-cubed roasted potatoes

-mashed potatoes

-buckwheat

Sides:

-Tamagoyaki (excellent recipe at Just Bento)– big hit and so easy

-steamed broccoli

-rainbow chard sauteed in sesame oil and soy sauce

-steamed green peas and carrots

-canned corn

-fresh cucumbers and tomatoes

-kimchi I did one at home for the first time, but store bought is good too)

-avocado

fruit and sweets:

-sliced apples

-grapes

-kiwi and strawberry mix

-waffles

-strawberry/basil muffins

-pear cake

-any other fruit I had at home

Here are some combinations(pardon cell phone quality, sometimes one has to be quick :)):

chicken breast + buckwheat + corn + sauteed chard

tamagoyaki+avocao+apples

tamagoyaki+avocao+apples

roasted salmon on rice with avocado and seaweed

roasted salmon on rice with avocado and seaweed

kimchi+cucumbers+tamagoyaki+ pear cake (wrapped in celophane)

kimchi + cucumbers + tamagoyaki + pear cake (wrapped in celophane)

roasted potatoes with beef, steamed peas and carrots

roasted potatoes with beef, steamed peas and carrots

kimchi+cucumber+boiled egg+avocado

kimchi + cucumber + boiled egg + avocado

full lunch for D.- turkey and awiss cheese with avocado and cucumbers+ bread kiwi and strawberry mix plus waffles for desert

full lunch for D.- turkey and awiss cheese with avocado and cucumbers+ bread
kiwi and strawberry mix plus waffles for desert

I’m still learning and find that some planning sure is needed, sometimes leftovers work, sometimes they don’t . Some things can just be thrown together in a few minutes, some require extra effort. Also I’m not as inventive as I thought I were, but it is fun.

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