Smoked Salmon Bento (429)
I still haven’t joined Weight Watchers again, as the stingy part of me is saying I can do it on my own. I mean, it is true that I can, I just need the right motivation. When I weighed myself yesterday morning I was 148, but this morning I was 146, so my weight is pingponging all over the place and I don’t really know which is more accurate. However, in the name of encouragement, let’s just say that I somehow managed to lose 2 pounds on my healthier eating kick after one day! Woot!
Today’s bento is made up of tons of healthy and fresh foods, mostly odds and ends that I had in my fridge. I had no plan waking up and didn’t even remember I had the smoked salmon until I poked around wondering what the heck I was going to eat today. This took me 30 minutes to cook and put together. As I always say though, planned bentos take MUCH less time than on-the-fly ones.
I started off by cutting a big hunk of the smoked salmon (a gift from my sister-in-law) and then cut that into three pieces. I wrapped it in the last pieces of my green leaf lettuce and placed a kitty cat food divider over it to keep the meat separated. I cooked one egg seasoned with a bit of salt (too lazy to add dashi) in my tamagoyaki pan and covered it with nori before rolling it up to get the black coil inside.
This type of egg roll is one of my favorites, as the yellow and black contrast so well and really make things pop. With just one egg, this only took me a few minutes to make.
Next, I added the leftover sweet potato from yesterday, a wedge of corn, and slices of avocado. I tucked sugar snap peas into the open areas, then grated half a carrot for a tiny carrot salad. I skewered three grape tomatoes with ribbon picks and added them to the box, along with three orange slices. One of the tomatoes is wrapped in little lettuce leaves.
If you’re following me on Twitter, you may have seen that this morning I was using a grater and took some flesh off my pinky. I know, ewww! It’s just a tiny speck of skin, but it’s possibly in this carrot salad. I wasn’t about to grate more carrot and possibly do it again, though.
My apologies for all the broken things on the blog since last night. I totally messed everything up with some code and hopefully now things are restored. My block of 125×125 ads are now back and I’ve now added a “Themes” category to the drop down menu. This won’t be fully functional until the category cleanup is done, though. I hope to have this done by the end of the month, but I also have to build the Yum-Yum Bento Box site, so I don’t know if that’s even possible.
Tags: avocado, Bento, carrot, corn, Fish, lettuce, okinawan sweet potato, orange, sugar snap peas, Tamagoyaki, tomato