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Teriyaki Beef Bento (124)

Once in a great while I do a bento that take me less than 10 minutes to put together and thankfully, this was one of them. Lately I feel like I have 3x the amount of things to do to squeeze into 24 hours and on top of that, I seem to be getting sleepy earlier and earlier. I did manage to get some work done on my costume last night though. I’d burnt out and had to force myself to get back into it.

We ate teriyaki beef last night for dinner and since my mother in law’s recipe is a very strongly flavored one, instead of eating it with rice I ate it with all salad. As you can guess from my KCCA salads (which means Kim Chee Crab & Avocado Salad) I like to use meats with heavy or spicy flavoring so that it eliminates the need for salad dressings. While doing Weight Watchers I of course got into the habits of reading the food label of everything I could and found that salad dressings actually have quite a bit of fat in them. Granted, I don’t use the whole serving listed at 2 Tb, but still… 2 Tb of salad dressing with 17% of your daily fat? Nuh uh. With heavily flavored toppings, you really don’t need any dressing.

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I took salad greens for today’s bento but since I had some rice leftover from yesterday I put that in with an ume. I added some of my fresh tomatoes to the salad. Notice how some are even tinier than the tiny ones? lol I guess some of them are just in a super hurry to ripen already. It’s pretty cool, I get to pick maybe 5-8 tomatoes every morning. Pretty soon I’ll have to start taking them to my mother in law’s house because I don’t think I can keep up eating that many!

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  • Marryth

    I ended up giving away a bunch of tomatoes this year. :3

    Think you could wrangle a recipe for that beef outta the MIL? Looks good, I think my husband would enjoy it. 🙂

  • Lauren

    Ahh ha thats what it means!

  • Christina

    Delicious looking bento! I really like the photography on your site. 🙂