Monday, April 07, 2008

April 7th Bento

Today was my first attempt at making donburi, and it was a success! The pics of my bento didn't turn out, so here is BF's:

On the bottom we have miso chicken donburi with carrot, green pepper and onion. The recipe is from the book "Bento Boxes: Japanese Meals on the Go" The shooting star is cheddar cheese. Then we have some steamed spinach and a piece of omelette. Everything is over a very large layer of rice. I was actually quite surprised at how much rice fit in there. I was also pleasantly surprised at how quickly you can put together a donburi bento, both in the prep work the night before and assembly in the morning. It took no time at all!

I figured the bottom tier had carbs, protein and veggies covered, so I did the top with all fruit! There's melon, blueberries, cucumber, a cherry tomato, kiwi flowers, a gooseberry, strawberries, and a truffle.

This morning I decided that I'm going to lose ten pounds by May 19 (six weeks). So that means no more truffles or pocky in my bento :P Plus thirty minute workouts, six days a week. I'll keep you posted on my progress! Wish me luck!