*Welcome to Bento Box Saturday. Most weeks, I post photos of some of my bento lunches from that week. I generally use a Laptop Lunches bento box for my lunches and I love it because it helps me to reduce the amount waste I create. I also love how it makes for perfect portion sizes. And my lunches look pretty cute too:) To learn more about how I pack and carry my Laptop Lunches bento, check out this post. I also use a LunchbotsTrio and Quad*
- Grilled beef heart with sauce (from Fire it Up)
- Salad with lettuce, avocado, feta, red bell pepper, red onions)
- Red bell pepper and celery sticks
- Apple. macadamia nuts
Organ meats are so good for you. I want to learn to like them, I really do. But the beef heart was just meh. Like steak, but chewy and without all the tasty fat. I wasn’t crazy about the sauce either. I ate it, but only because I hate to waste food. Still looking for some organ recipes that I will actually like, especially with liver.
- Steak and bacon “stew”
- Spinach and sauteed red cabbage
- Carrots and avocado
- Red grapes
One of the things I like to do with my bentos is make leftovers more interesting. I had some leftover grilled steak that was a little dry. I also had some leftover drippings for a chicken I roasted. By combining them (and throwing in a little bacon, just because) I had a sort of stew. The pale stuff you see is actually some solidified ghee from the chicken drippings, which melted when I heated it up. Not the most visually appealing meal, but definitely tasty.
- Roasted chicken leg
- Lettuce and sauteed red cabbage with calamata olives
- Roasted onions and chicken drippings (to go on salad)
- Roasted sweet potato with cinnamon
One of my favorite types of lunches: shred up the chicken and combine it with the salad. Heat up the onions and drippings for “dressing” and add it to salad. Big a** salad with sweet potato for dessert. Awesome.
- Hard boiled eggs with paprika and sage salt
- Red cabbage and broccoli
And a breakfast bento. I really stretched out that sauteed red cabbage. The recipe was from Practical Paleo (again) but I didn’t have granny smith apples, so I just sauteed the cabbage with onions. I never really gave cabbage a shot until recently, and now I love it. So good for you, and super cheap too.