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Chicken Lettuce Wraps Bento (561)

Today I rode my bike to work for the first time and goodness gracious was it a fiasco. I’m sure it would have been worse had I not been walking to work for the last few months, but it was still extremely difficult. The way to work is mostly uphill, so I ended up walking up one hill and biking up the rest. I biked so slow that my front wheel wobbled a lot.

When I finally got to my building, I found that I literally could not lift my leg over my bike to get off. I just stood there for a bit waiting, until finally some other guy rode up and I got off out of embarrassment, thus dropping my keys. Not thinking anything of it, I bent down to get them and my legs buckled and I nearly fell. Walking in was quite the challenge, too!

And I did all of this wearing Buddy’s little Wall-E backpack because I couldn’t find my plain black one and haven’t bought a bag for my bike rack yet. I looked freaking ridiculous. Sheri’s asked for pictures, but until I get myself a regular bag, no! Hopefully no one recognizes me until I do, though a  Wall-E backpack is pretty conspicuous…

Lettuce Wraps Bento

Today I’m bringing back an old lunch favorite of mine using some leftover roasted chicken I made the other night for dinner: chicken lettuce wraps. I have a little tutorial from ages ago here.

The biggest difference here is that I’ve added some cilantro to the bento so that I can eat it with the wraps. I love the taste of cilantro so I couldn’t resist picking some this morning to put in. I packed the same dessert as yesterday, strawberries and blueberries.

The lettuce I used was grown by Mr. Pikko. You can read about our latest yard news here.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps Points Calculation

5 oz chicken breast – 5 points
1 tbsp Kraft light mayo – 2 points
fruits and veggies – 0 points

Total: 7 points

Snacks: 3 cuties, 1 banana

Weight: 149.9 lb

Yeah, I pingponged a bit up, but hopefully it all evens out by the end of the week!

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  • You’re biking uphill on your first day? Yeah, that’s not fun. But the downhill back home was, right? ^_^
    And don’t forget walking while bike-pushing is great exercise too!

  • RCFoodie

    Wholy moly… you are more woman than me! I feel your pain– no one wants to do the walk of shame. I remember sucking it up in a step class not knowing what the hell I was doing but staying in it so I didn’t look like an idiot. No. I never went back…

  • I really like this bento. It looks so fresh and these blueberries seem delicious. Hope you will soon feel more at ease on your bike!

  • Yeah, but cannot help! Thanks for the encouragement. 🙂

  • I’ve been there too. I remember going to a step class at a 24 hour fitness with my friend and we both took a back row so as to avoid looking stupid. Too bad that later, everyone turned around and we were suddenly in the front. And we had no idea what we were doing! So, we never went back either.

  • Glad you like it Pipaw! You should try making them too, they’re yummy!

  • RCFoodie

    OMG that IS truly funny, because I know what you are talking about w/ the step because that happened to me too! (Different class, different ummm diet?) The memory of that or even the thought is kind of a crackup.