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Bento no. 31: Quick-assembly bento with nothing made ahead

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Bento contents:

Total calories (approx): 480 (how calories are calculated)

Time needed: 10-15 minutes

Type: Japanese, meatless (tuna) continue reading...

Bento no. 30: Meatless riceless spring bento

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Bento contents:

Total calories (approx): 515 (how calories are calculated)

Time needed: 15-20 minutes in the morning if you make everything in the morning

Type: Not Japanese, vegetarian (lacto-ovo) continue reading...

Bento no. 29: Featuring eggs in treasure bags

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Bento contents:

Total calories (approx): 525 (how calories are calculated)

Time needed: 5 minutes in the morning for assembly

Type: Japanese, meat-free, gluten-free (see notes continue reading...

Bento no. 28: Salad thoughts

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Bento contents:

  • 1 cup vegan potato salad with extra tofu ‘mayonnaise’, 220 cal
  • Mixed green salad with cherry tomatoes, 30 cal
  • 1 medium apple, 60 cal

Total calories (approx): 310 (how calories are calculated)

Time needed: 5 minutes in the morning

Type: Salad, vegan, gluten-free continue reading...

Bento no. 27: Spicy and cool vegan bento

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Bento contents:

Total calories (approx): 380 (how calories are calculated)

Time needed: 15 minutes in the morning, less if you make the kidney beans ahead

Type: Fushion, vegan, gluten-free continue reading...

Bento no. 26: Mini-meat and tofu burgers, spinach with sesame

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Bento contents:

  • 1 cup zakkokumai (mixed-grain rice, see this article), 160 cal
  • 1/3 cup white beans with honey, 50 cal
  • 2 mini tofu-meat burgers with red wine, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce (recipe), 160 cal
  • Blanched spinach with sesame sauce (recipe), 40 cal

Total calories (approx): 410 (how calories are calculated)

Time needed: 15 minutes in the morning

Type: Japanese, omnivore (protein comes from beef, tofu and beans) continue reading...

Bento no. 25: A shoujin ryouri type vegan bento

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Bento contents:

  • 1 1/4 cups zakkukumai (mixed-grain rice, see this article), 200 cal
  • ‘Vegan scallops’ made with komachibu and shiitake mushrooms (recipe), using 10 g of komachibu, 50 cal
  • Carrot kinpira (recipe), about 1/3 cup, 50 cal
  • Blanched spinach with soy sauce (recipe), 10 cal

Total calories (approx): 310 (how calories are calculated)

Time needed: 20 minutes in the morning if you make everything in the morning

Type: Japanese, vegan (shoujin ryouri style) continue reading...

Bento no. 24: Rustic bread, vegetables and fruit

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Bento contents:

  • 2 slices of whole wheat bread with dried cranberries and walnuts (approx. 240cal)
  • Brebis cheese, about 60 g / 2 oz (approx. 100cal)
  • Sweet pepper and onion confit, 3/4 cup (approx. 90 cal)
  • Cut up mango and orange, 3/4 cup (approx. 50 cal)

Total calories (approx): 470 (how calories are calculated)

Time needed: 5-10 minutes in the morning

Type: Bread based, vegetarian (uses cheese) continue reading...