Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesday's Falafel Bento

Today's bento has a bit of a middle-eastern theme with hummus and falafel patties, and comes to a total of 5.5 Weight Watchers points. These frozen falafel patties are wonderful! I found them at my local International Market and love their flavor and convenience.

Today's bento contains:
1/2 cup of mixed greens (0 points)
2 sliced shiitake mushrooms (0 points)
1/4 cup chickpeas (1 point)
2 tbsp. sliced beets (0 points)
3 cherry tomatoes (0 points)
3 falafel patties (2 points)
3 mini sweet peppers stuffed with red pepper hummus (.5 points)
Havarti cheese flower cut-outs (1 point)

Not pictured:
2 tbsp. Newman's Own Low Fat Sesame Ginger Dressing (1 point)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Monday's Bento

Today's lunch bento comes to only 6 Weight Watchers points. I try to keep my lunches between 5-7 points, so this was perfect.

October 13th Bento

In the top layer is a salad composed of:
1/2 cup mixed greens (0 points)
4 cherry tomatoes (0 points)
2 sliced shiitake mushrooms (0 points)
2 tablespoons chickpeas (.5 points)
2 tablespoons beets (0 points)

The bottom layer has:
Half a serving of leftover Pasta with Olives (2.5 points)
1 slice (cut into leaf shapes) of Havarti cheese (2 points)

Not pictured:
2 tablespoons of Newman's Own Low Fat Sesame Ginger Dressing (1 point)

Recipe for Pasta with Olives

WW Points: 5 points per serving
Serves: 8

1 lb uncooked penne, bow-tie, or any other pasta of choice
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
10 large kalamata olives
1 tbsp. capers
2 tbsp. olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
2-3 tbsp oregano
1-2 tbsp thyme
1-2 tbsp basil

Boil pasta according to cooking time on package. Meanwhile, slice olives and sun-dried tomatoes. Once pasta is done boiling, strain, and return to pot.

Mix olive oil, olives, capers, sun-dried tomatoes, and spices.