Monday, June 7, 2010

Lunch & A Snack for Monday

I didn't have any leftovers yet this week, so I made some Crab-Stuffed Tomatoes (WW recipe) and some of Hungry Girl's Artichoke Hummus (which you will be seeing throughout the week). Today's lunch bento comes to a whopping 7.5 points:

This bento contains:
2 Crab-Stuffed Tomatoes (4.5 points...I used smaller tomatoes, so these don't come to the full 6 points of the original recipe)
1/4 cup Hungry Girl's Artichoke Hummus (1 point)
Cucumbers (0 points)
Celery (0 points)
Red Bell Pepper (0 points)
1 Tbsp. Smucker's Sugar-Free Strawberry Preserves

My snack for today comes to 4.5 points. I know, this is all a lot of points! I am breastfeeding, so I have a huge daily allowance, but honestly, I find myself unable to eat all of the points some days.

This bento contains:
15 baby carrots (.5 points)
1 hard-boiled egg (2 points)
1 cup edamame (1 point)
1 Babybel cheese (1 point)
1 small Apricot (0 points)

Monday's Breakfast

The goal is to make it to the gym every morning these days, therefore I need a packed breakfast. My reasoning is sound: the only way to get ready in the morning is to take baby Ashni to daycare first, go to gym, workout, and have an unhurried shower. The only problem is that it is equidistant from daycare to my home as it is from daycare to the gym. So, because Ashni decided to sleep very badly last night, I took her in and promptly went home to sleep for another 45 minutes, shower, dress, and then went to work. So I still needed the pre-packed breakfast, just not for the same reason. :) It is very hard to workout on less than 5 hours of sleep.

Anyway, today's bento (and my breakfast bento for the rest of the week) comes to 5 points:

This bento contains:
2 'Oat'-nigiri (1 cup oatmeal, 1 tsp raisins, 1 tsp craisins) (2 points)
1 Morningstar Farms sausage patty (2 points)
1/2 cup of grapes (.5 points)
1 Tbsp. Lite syrup (.5 points)

Friday, June 4, 2010

I have returned!

I know it's been a long long time since I have posted, or made a bento. I was pregnant and obviously didn't follow Weight Watchers during that time, and I have just recently returned to work after my maternity leave. So I am definitely ready to get back into bento and Weight Watchers! Since I'm breastfeeding, my points allowance is MUCH higher than what it was when I previously did WW (it's now 30 where it was 18 before!). And I've been finding it difficult to reach my points allowance...a completely opposite problem than before. So stay tuned for the return of the WW bento!