Friday, March 1, 2013

Bento Boxes To Lose Weight

My New Year's resolution is to lose weight and eat more healthfully. Yes, I know it is March 1 but better late than never. In addition to regular exercise I plan to pack more lunches to the office. I purchased The Just Bento Cookbook to get ideas.

I have not yet tried any of the recipes in the book but they look good. I was inspired to create three bento dishes today. At left is tofu fried in a wok with bottled teriyaki sauce and green onions. Next to it is rice with fried egg (eggs beaten with green onions and salt). Behind it is a chicken stir fry made with a packaged stir fry mix in the produce aisle with sprouts, soy sauce, and honey (I didn't have sugar.). The stir fry mixed vegetables helpfully provided the recipe. All three dishes were delicious.

The lunch containers were all available at the 2012 International Housewares Show in Chicago. The red and green Aladdin Insulated To-Go Food Containers were designed to look like deli containers. The white OXO bowl with lid is from their children's collection. I cannot wait to see what I see at this year's show.

Disclosure: I received a sample of the red Aladdin container at the Housewares Show. The other two containers were purchased by me.

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