A little late, perhaps. But what the heck. These bento boxes I see floating all over Pinterest are really hard to resist. So yesterday, I took a trip to Whole Foods and got one of these!
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I chose this one because I wanted to make sure they didn’t have any phthalates, BPA, lead or PVC. You can also find them here.
So i experimented a little and in the end decided to just use leftovers from the night before. Take a look.
Glass noodles with carrots, cabbage and brussels sprouts. A fresh medley of berries. And 4 Barbara’s Snackimal crackers for snack/dessert.
Ok, so I know it’s not –
But I’ll get there, one day.
Perhaps, when my daughter goes off to college and I can take a proper shower, breathe some, eat more than just a handful of crackers and toddler leftovers for lunch… Then! Maybe just then…
*The glass noodles, also known as ‘Jap-chae’ in Korean, were from a local farmer’s market here in LA.
The brussels sprouts were very easy to make. (Please message me if you actually got your toddler to eat one.)
Wash and cut each piece in half. In a frying pan, on medium heat with a little bit of olive oil, cook until slightly brown. They should still be slightly firm when done. Add a pinch of salt and some fresh ground black pepper. Lastly, drizzle with a little sesame oil and sprinkle some sesame seeds, mix and serve!
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