Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Yay! I'm back on the bento wagon!

Hey there! It's been awhile, I know. But I'm back and ready to get in the bento swing of things once more. Because I have decided to continue to try and lose 5 to 10 more pounds, my points allowance is now down to 18, so my lunches are going to be kind of small. My husband, however, is starting back on a call month at the hospital, so you should be seeing some bentos for him pop up during the month. Today's bento comes to a low 3 points! I brought snacks of grapes and Babybel cheese, so we'll see how that gets me through the day. Although I have noticed that I have not been as hungry as I used to be, so I may be able to do this.

This bento contains:
1/2 serving of Hungry Girl's Tamale Pie (click for recipe) (2 points)
1/4 cup 1% cottage cheese (1 point)
cucumber flower cut-outs (0 points)
cherry tomatoes (0 points)
4 baby carrots (0 points)

If you are vegetarian, I highly recommend the Hungry Girl recipe (you have to scroll down to the bottom of the page I linked to above to find it). I usually find any recipe involving 'fake' meat very hit-or-miss, but this was very good, and extremely easy to make! Even my husband, who is not vegetarian, and frowns upon all fake meat really liked this.