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  • Best Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes

    Best Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes

    One of the hardest meals to adjust to when going gluten free has got to be breakfast. Breakfast is traditionally a big starchy carb-fest, with pancakes, waffles, muffins, and biscuits to satisfy our growling stomachs. So what’s a hungry GF person to do? I have gathered 8 of my favorite gluten free breakfast recipes for... Read More »Read More »

Bento

  • Beef and Edamame Salad Bento

    Beef and Edamame Salad Bento

    Here’s another easy lunch idea from my June 2 week meal plan, Beef and Edamame Salad. It is so easy to throw together when you have a salad bowl and a salad bar made for the week. Here’s what’s in this lunch: Salad greens ( from the salad bar ideas linked above), shelled and salted... Read More »Read More »
  • Roast Beef Sandwich Bento

    Roast Beef Sandwich Bento

    This simple roast beef sandwich bento was dressed up with some really delicious, homemade Horseradish Cream. I also dressed it up with some cute little cantaloupe bears, which was just as simple   I don’t often get to make cute lunches these days, so when I get the chance I run with it! I needed... Read More »Read More »

Recipes

  • Best Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes

    Best Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes

    One of the hardest meals to adjust to when going gluten free has got to be breakfast. Breakfast is traditionally a big starchy carb-fest, with pancakes, waffles, muffins, and biscuits to satisfy our growling stomachs. So what’s a hungry GF person to do? I have gathered 8 of my favorite gluten free breakfast recipes for... Read More »Read More »
  • Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

    Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

    Who doesn’t love hot muffins fresh out of the oven – especially if they are bursting with juicy, purple blueberries? But if you can’t eat gluten, those delicious treats are generally not part of your balanced breakfast. Unless you have a fantastic recipe! That’s where I can help – I have been working on a... Read More »Read More »

Gluten Free

  • Gluten Free Mini Cheesecakes

    Gluten Free Mini Cheesecakes

    Cute little cupcake-sized cheesecakes that are easy to make, gluten free – could they possibly be healthy , too? Yes they are! I have been making these for years, for all kinds of occasions. I have learned that they keep well in the fridge   ( if you can hide them long enough before they... Read More »Read More »
  • Gluten Free Pizza Taste Test

    Gluten Free Pizza Taste Test

    Although I love to cook and bake from scratch, even I have to throw in the towel sometimes and buy a pizza. And with the food allergies we have to take into consideration, buying a pizza is not always as easy as you might think. And gluten free food is always more expensive – how... Read More »Read More »

Food Prep

  • Weekly Food Prep 101

    Weekly Food Prep 101

    I’ve had some people ask me questions about how I do a weekly food prep, so I hope this post will help answer them. I got my inspiration to prepare lunches and snacks a week in advance from this awesome blog. (There’s lots of good info here – check it out!) My  reasons for doing a... Read More »Read More »
  • 10  Healthy Snacks – 200 Calories or Less!

    10 Healthy Snacks – 200 Calories or Less!

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and it’s advertiser, but all opinions expressed are my own #LoveV8Protein #Collective Bias I have shown you how I pack lots of bento lunches, how I make my own salad bar and salad for the week, and some of my favorite recipes, but I haven’t shown you what I... Read More »Read More »

Recent Posts

  • Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

    Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

    Who doesn’t love hot muffins fresh out of the oven – especially if they are bursting with juicy, purple blueberries? But if you can’t eat gluten, those delicious treats are generally not part of your balanced breakfast. Unless you have a fantastic recipe! That’s where I can help – I have been working on a... Read More »Read More »
  • Avocado Egg Salad with Bacon

    Avocado Egg Salad with Bacon

    I have a quick and delicious recipe for you today. I decided to take boring, old egg salad and jazz it up a little bit.  If you like to look at food on Pinterest like I do, you have probably seen some recipes for egg salad with avocado, which has always sounded completely delicious to... Read More »Read More »
  • June 2015 Round-up

    June 2015 Round-up

    June was a busy month here at Beneficial Bento! In case you missed anything, here is a round-up video of all the posts. Please be a pal, and like this video, or even go the extra mile and leave a comment if you have something to say about it. I just started a YouTube channel... Read More »Read More »
  • Gluten Free French Toast Sticks

    Gluten Free French Toast Sticks

    I have been making french toast out of leftover gluten free bread for years now. As you probably can tell, I love to experiment with creating my own gluten free recipes, and t goes without saying that some experiments turn out better than others! I have made a lot of really good bread over the... Read More »Read More »
  • Beef and Edamame Salad Bento

    Beef and Edamame Salad Bento

    Here’s another easy lunch idea from my June 2 week meal plan, Beef and Edamame Salad. It is so easy to throw together when you have a salad bowl and a salad bar made for the week. Here’s what’s in this lunch: Salad greens ( from the salad bar ideas linked above), shelled and salted... Read More »Read More »
  • Giveaway – Fit & Fresh Bakeware – $79.00 Value

    Giveaway – Fit & Fresh Bakeware – $79.00 Value

    Fit & Fresh has come out with some awesome products, called the Gatherings Collection,  that are just perfect for summer picnics, barbecues, and potlucks. I absolutely love them because they are insulated, kind of like a thermos, so your food will stay either hot or cold. And the containers are big! I have the 9 x 13... Read More »Read More »
  • Roast Beef Sandwich Bento

    Roast Beef Sandwich Bento

    This simple roast beef sandwich bento was dressed up with some really delicious, homemade Horseradish Cream. I also dressed it up with some cute little cantaloupe bears, which was just as simple   I don’t often get to make cute lunches these days, so when I get the chance I run with it! I needed... Read More »Read More »
  • Gluten Free Mini Cheesecakes

    Gluten Free Mini Cheesecakes

    Cute little cupcake-sized cheesecakes that are easy to make, gluten free – could they possibly be healthy , too? Yes they are! I have been making these for years, for all kinds of occasions. I have learned that they keep well in the fridge   ( if you can hide them long enough before they... Read More »Read More »
  • Beef and Bean Quesadillas

    Beef and Bean Quesadillas

    My son has officially declared this the best quesadilla I’ve ver made. His actual words – “this should be in a restaurant!” I have to admit, it was so good we had it for lunch  2 days in a row, and now I’m planning to serve it for dinner, too. And it was so very... Read More »Read More »
  • Chicken Salad with Peaches,  Walnuts, and Blue Cheese

    Chicken Salad with Peaches, Walnuts, and Blue Cheese

    You know how much I LOVE a good salad bento, right? I decided to take my basic Salad Bar and try something different – a chicken salad with peaches, walnuts, and blue cheese.   You know, strawberries have made a big appearance in green salads for the past few years. I was thinking about this when... Read More »Read More »

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