Part of my 2010 plan for improving my eating habits includes experimenting with whole grains beyond wheat. This bento, from Jan 4th 2010, includes red quinoa flavored with miso, a clementine, scrambled egg whites, and raspberries and blueberries. The stars are made from Tofutti cheese. I'm embarrassed to say, this bento never got eaten. *hides in shame* When I got to work, a plain old whole wheat bagel seemed so much more appealing. I'm not sure if it was due to the fact that I was so tired from being off the work schedule for awhile or if I was just being a bit too adventurous for the early morning hours.
Since time in the morning is at such a premium, I pack my food the night before. Most days, lunch consists of leftovers from dinner. As you can see, we'd had piles of squash. I always make a large quantity of veggies, so I was stacking as I cut in order to save room.
Lunch was roasted yellow squash, zucchini, and onions; black beans; carrots and hummus; plus some avocado. This is a pretty typical meal for my family. It's simple and tasty!
Color Code Score
Breakfast - 30pts (If I'd eaten it!)
- Raspberries & Blueberries 10 + 5 pts
- Clementine 10 + 5 pts
Lunch - 35pts
- Yellow Squash and Zucchini 10pts
- Carrots 10 + 5 pts
- Avocado 10pts (usually this would be 10 + 5 bonus, but the amount seems to small to justify that)
- 5pt bonus for eating from all 4 color groups.
If I'd eaten both meals, this would amount to 70pts.