Bento No. 1:Introducing the hamburger bento box
Yes, I know in my introductory post I stated that I am not going for what is deemed as a ‘proper’ bento box. However, this was too cute to resist, so here is my first effort in 2010.
Bottom level: Pasta salad with tuna, low fat coriander pesto, sweet corn & chopped celery. NO MAYO. Topped with quartered baby carrot sticks for color & texture.
Mid level: cutleries, salt & freshwipe with a iced tea candy.
Top Level: silicon case containing two olives & a sliced gherkin. peeled clementine.
Not too bad I reckon. Something very simple for the start of the year….the complicated stuff will come later on when I have recovered. However, I’m hungry again after three hours – it might be the after effect of overeating during Christmas. If it is, serves me right. The burger bento box was less than 500ml; equating to roughly 500kcal.
Another tip that I got from long-term bento makers: you can roughly equate the container size (in ml) with calorie count- so if you stuff a 1 litre box, you’d be eating 1,000 kcal. Ah hah!