*Welcome to Bento Box Saturday. Every once and awhile, I post photos of one or more of my bento lunches from that week. I use a Laptop Lunches bento box and I love it because it helps me to reduce the amount waste I create, since I don’t produce a lot of extra garbage from throw away packaging. I also love how it creates perfect portion sizes. To learn more about how I pack and carry my bento, check out this post and this post too*
- Prosciutto wrapped mini frittata muffins
- Spinach salad with tomatoes, olives, avocado and sauerkraut
Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of inspiration from Nom Nom Paleo. I pretty much drool over everything Michelle posts, and she’s inspired me to get more creative in the kitchen. I had attempted frittata muffins before, only to have them stick to my muffin tins and come out in pieces. But wrapping them in crispy prosciutto – perfection! I’ll be making these a lot.
I’ve also begun eatting sauerkraut almost every day, usually with my breakfast. I’m trying to eat more fermented foods so that I can get in more of those healthy probiotics. I’ve discovered that I love Bubbies brand, but I’m itching to make my own too.
- Banh Mi Frittata with lettuce and red bell pepper salad
- Celery and red bell pepper dipping sticks
- Guacamole with olives
- Apple, macadamia nuts, dark chocolate
People at work often ask me how I have the time to put together bento boxes everyday. There’s two big secrets: 1) prepping batches of food on the weekends and 2) utilizing leftovers. This lunch involves both. In fact, it involves leftovers made from leftovers. The week I made this (I’m a bit behind) I fixed Banh Mi salad one night. After a couple salads, I was left with odd amounts of all the fixins (pork, cabbage, carrots, scallions, etc). I threw them all together into a frittata, and it was pretty good. Not my favorite frittata combo ever, but not bad.
- Roasted Chicken
- Green beans with scallions
- Celery, carrot and red bell pepper sticks
- Sweet and Savory Sweet potatoes (from Practical Paleo)
So, I’ve been photographing a lot more of my bento boxes lately. And I was wondering, Would you readers be interested in my posting these more frequently as individual bentos, or do you prefer the once-a-week digest? These posts are quick to write and produce (faster than outfit photos, which tend to be a bit more time consuming). I could easily spread them out over the week. At the same time, I’d like to do it in a way that my readers would enjoy. So, frequent and short, or weekly digest? Which do you prefer?