Tuesday, March 13, 2012

St. Patrick's Day bento

  I know it's not St. Patrick's Day yet, but I am taking part in a fun blog hop today with a bunch of my blogger friends. We are all doing St. Pat's lunches and linking together our posts, so follow the link at the bottom of my post to read the next one in line. It should be a fun read!

   This bento is for my husband :) I really am lucky to have him! Because of him I get to stay at home and run our household and raise our children the way we want. I have the best (and busiest) job in the world!

  This meal is a steak salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing. When he eats it he can toss all the stuff together  and eat it ( except the fruit cup in the corner). I made the rainbow out of bell pepper rings and purple potato slices. The clouds are jicima that I cut with a flower cookie cutter. The pot of gold is cheese covered in nori with cheddar cheese coins. The pot is a mini cauldron  cookie cutter from a Halloween set. The letters are cheddar cheese, and on the fruit cup in the corner is a green apple clover.

  As for me, here is what I plan to eat today:

breakfast - oatmeal and egg whites
snack - protein pudding
lunch - steak salad with balsamic dressing
afternoon snack - apple and protein peanut butter
dinner - baked Ziti ( a great recipe from the Eat Clean Diet for Families and Kids book), steamed veggies, and salad

for exercise, I plan to do yoga ( boy can I use some yoga right now!) and cardio - either a long walk, or treadmill at the gym

Now stop by Myra's blog to see what she's making for lunch!


  1. this is so bright and delicious looking!
    VERY creative use of foods. :)
    the pot of gold is adorable and the rainbow add so much color!

  2. Awww, so loving and tasty! I looks so good I wouldn't mind having one for myself ;)

  3. Love your rainbow and your message! Plus your pot of gold is so cute!!

  4. This is sooo cute! Love the message, the pot of gold, and everything!

  5. I love the message you placed in this lunch and the wonderful foods it contains.

  6. What a sweet message for you husband! Love it!

  7. Love it! Such a great message, and so true! Love the pot of gold, and the veggie rainbow!

  8. AMAZING rainbow! I love your use of the purple potatoes! SO great! All the color in this lunch is just beautiful!

  9. This is so lovely and amazing!! You did an awesome job :D

  10. Awwww! Such a sweet and delicious looking lunch! (And now I want to get my hands on a copy of that cookbook with the ziti! I keep hearing how awesome she is but have yet to break down and try any of her books...)

  11. Do it! It's a great book - also, I will post the Ziti recipe here on my blog soon - maybe tomorrow :)



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