True. One of the points of bento is the healthy aspect. But come on! I had leftover spaghetti noodles. And I refuse to pack tomato base sauces in my bentos. I don't want to ruin them with that tomatoey mark of shame. So... I made a cheese sauce. Give me a little credit... I used skim milk. ;)
These two bentos are pretty much the same. I'm going to see if I can convince my boss to eat one of them. If not, he gets a sandwich from my fridge stash and I have lunch for Tuesday as well.
The bottom has an egg trying to masquerade as a bunny, but it didn't quite fill the mold enough to pass. There are pastrami rosettes, tomatoes, a sweet mini pepper, strawberries, grapes, and an apple teddy. I hid a tiny chocolate frog under the lid of the box for desert.
My refrigerator is overflowing with produce goodness. Oranges, apples, cantaloupes, tomatoes... so much more. Remember the co-op? I picked up again on Saturday. And I've figured out why I'm having issues eating it all. It's not that I can't do it. It's that I'm dead lazy. And when i get home at night, I don't want to work for my food. Therefore, I have decided to prep things so they are just ready to eat or put into bentos. I need to unpack my tupperware so I can keep it all separated and fresh and junk. The cantaloupe will be sliced into ready to eat cute shapes. The celery will be peanut butter ready. The tomatoes... well. Mostly I really need to find a tomato soup recipe that I like...
Here's to eating healthy on the cheap!