So, these were my goals for Week 3:
-Keep up the pace of last week, 4-5 bentos.
*** Yes, I made 5 bentos, good for me.
-Consistently keep bento preparation time short
*** Well...this week times were 15, 15,25,30,15. On the whole, getting better.
-Exercise of course. It's also getting warmer now, so I might get some walking in.
***FAIL!!! I did much worse than last week. 30min cycling, 1 hour dance and that's IT! Boo. On the other hand, I climbed about 110 flights since monday (Brownwyn's stair thingie)
-Use previous week's calorie counts as a sort of guideline to keep bentos under 500cal
*** I kind of gave up on calorie counting because about the second day into the week the warning bells for that delightful time of the month came, which meant that I was constantly ravenous the entire day and would not cease stuffing myself til the end of the week. Oops.
Resist the temptation to snack on toasties!
***So... I got one on Tuesday. But no more! I swear, I was good :)
Onto this week's bentos:
The last of the banh chung I made, coughkentuckycoughcough fried chicken (what, i had leftovers!), plain yog w/ banana, apple jaws :P, spinach logs and mung bean sprouts.
Rice with a Domo-kun nori face, celery/kohlrabi/scallion stir fry, sauteed pork, cuke fence/pen, plain yog, apple jaws, honey nut cheerios, oscypek (polish goat cheese) and a strange sticky guava candy that I threw out after one bite because it left a disgusting taste in my mouth.
Apple chunks, banana slices, bit of a mini Toblerone, romaine lettuce, cucumber stars (by hand! I don't have cookie cutters >.<), Vietnamese 'ham', and 'nigiri'.
Here's a blurry nigiri close-up.
Originally I wanted to make it with smoked salmon but then my mother made the sticky rice red, so I thought 'Ok, I'll make it with tamagoyaki and the yellow will contrast nicely'. Of course the tamagoyaki was FAIL-tamagoyaki and also too dark because the soy sauce was not light.
I originally intended to bring no bento on Thursday, and yet this one turned out to the best out of the lot. Pan fried chicken breast, fail-baked sweet potato, romaine lettuce, celery, carrot sticks, 1/3 of a bread roll and a makeshift 'container' for a peanut suace, made out of a quarter of a bell pepper's bum.
Absolutely starving by the time I got around to eating this one. Apple chunks (neglected, actually), veggie stir fry with white rice hiding underneath with a bit of yukari, Tamagoyaki Take Two, cuke slices, and 2 Hershey's Hugs.
Next week... hopefully I'll hop back on the wagon again. Unfortunately mid year exams are nearing and I ought to focus a little more on my studies ^^'
See you all soon in Week 4!