Bento Box Saturday: 5-11-13

*Welcome to Bento Box Saturday!  Most Saturdays, I post photos of some of my bento lunches and breakfasts that I’ve made recently.  I 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  use a Lunchbots Trio and Quad for my breakfasts*

4-25-13 Lunch

4-25-13 Lunch, Whole30 friendly

  • Braised beef shanks (recipe coming soon!)
  • Mashed cauliflower (via Practical Paleo)
  • Cucumber and carrot sticks with mayo (via Well Fed)
  • Fresh strawberries

So, this was my first time making mashed cauliflower.  I made it in the food processor, and it reminded me more of grits than mashed potatoes.  Not bad, but not exactly what I wanted.  I might try some more recipes or a different method of preparation.

5-2-13 lunch

5-2-13 lunch, Whole30 friendly

One of my favorite things about getting a weekly produce delivery from one of our local farms is the variety.  So many times, I get items that I would normally not pick up at the grocery store.  These blackberries are one example.  I hardly ever buy berries other than strawberries.  These were a welcome surprise, and they were super delicious too.

5-6-13 breakfast

5-6-13 breakfast, Whole30 friendly

  • Avocado
  • Sweet potato and sauerkraut (via Practical Paleo)
  • Chopped hard boiled eggs

I love me some red cabbage sauerkraut.

4-29-13 lunch

4-29-13 lunch, Whole30 friendly

  • Cuban picadillo
  • Mashed cauliflower (via Practical Paleo)
  • Carrot and celery sticks with mayo (via Well Fed)
  • Bananas and strawberries

Those chives were another produce delivery bonus.  I hardly ever bother to garnish things, but it really makes eating just that much nicer.

4-29-13 breakfast

4-29-13 breakfast, Whole30 friendly

  •  Guacamole
  • Chopped hard boiled eggs
  • Sweet potato and sauerkraut

I’ve been experimenting with buying avocado on sale, smashing it and freezing it.  But it kind of changes the texture, and I find that I don’t like it as much on it’s own.  However, I think frozen avocado could be fine for making chocolate avocado pudding.  Yum!

 

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About Diana

Style maven, knitter, crafter, seamstress, one who does not walk the beaten path.
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4 Responses to Bento Box Saturday: 5-11-13

  1. Shybiker says:

    Interesting ideas. I love cauliflower but its preparation is key. I never tried it mashed and am careful not to overcook it. Freezing avocado is unknown to me; I can’t see how that would work. I prefer mine fresh. Changing its texture wouldn’t be good. It’s fun to read all your cool ideas about food.

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  2. Sage Grayson says:

    I agree that mashed cauliflower is more like grits than mashed potatoes. I still love it though! 🙂 I’ve been eating avocado on toast and in my green smoothies, and I recently had avocado pudding at an event–yum!

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  3. Terry says:

    I love your blog! I hope you’ll share your cuban picadillo recipe.

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  4. cee elac says:

    I love your bento recipe ideas, thanks for the post. I want to try 5-2-13 lunch, but making it a little bit special by using traditional bento box that I got from here: http://www.katachiware.com.au/bento-boxes.html
    I would like to give it as lunch treat to friend who’s having a birthday few days from now.

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