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Harvest bento

flower onigiri
Today was the first day that it really truly felt like fall. It was chilly outside! I had to wear a coat! Root veggies and apples are also taking up more shelf space in the stores. This is exciting to me because fall foods are my favorite. I love everything about fall. The cold air, the smell of burning leaves, the foods, the colors of the trees, my birthday... :)

Today's bento takes advantage of a few fall foods:

Chicken, butternut squash (tonkatsu sauce in the piggy for both chicken and squash), garlic-y snap peas, teeny-tiny apple.

Nutritional Information: 144 calories 2g fat, 17g carbs, 14g protein
Whoa! Ok, firstly, you have to know that I pack lunches first and calculate later. This seemed like a decent-sized meal when I finished (and having just eaten it, I'm sated). In light of this, I grabbed a snack on the way out of the door and might partake in a mini bag of popcorn this afternoon. I will make sure I get enough in me today, I promise. :)

That said, my husband's meal was the same size. He got a generous helping of trail mix as well as another snack. He also has access to a small cafe and vending machines (I do not). He'll be ok, too.

Not a fan of squash, he gets a helping of roasted potatoes instead.

There is a dinner tonight!


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Mar. 8th, 2010 06:14 am (UTC)
I thought of moving to MN after Al Frankin won the election! Been a while since I have been on the journal and was sad to see no new Bentos, maybe in the spring. Maybe I will unpack my gear and post some. :)
Mar. 12th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
You're right. It is sad. I stopped when I got pregnant and couldn't bear the thought of eating. Now I have a baby and it's hard to get anything done. I think I'll set a goal of doing at least one a week. I have a little free time on the weekends and could find the time to make a nice lunch. Thanks for the push.
Mar. 14th, 2010 03:55 am (UTC)
Wow you had a baby! Congrats! Some day you can make amazing baby Bentos!
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