bento box and carrot salad

I made myself a little bento box for lunch using a Lock & Lock container that came with little dividers and a couple of silicone muffin cups. I actually bought this container in Hong Kong last year because I couldn’t find them here at all, but now I see them in the stores all the time. From left to right is a portion of gallo pinto (recipe posted yesterday), a quick carrot salad (recipe below), dried cranberries and some Kashi Honey Almond Flax cereal.

bento box

bento box

Quick carrot salad

Ingredients
1 carrot, shaved with a peeler or shredded with a grater
1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
dash of white pepper (black would be okay too)

Directions
Shaving a carrot with a peeler with give you more delicate pieces but grating would work just as well. Mix all ingredients together.

In hind sight I think I should have used fish sauce or maybe some black vinegar instead of the lemon juice. Ah well, something to try for next time!

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2 thoughts on “bento box and carrot salad

  1. Cute bento! Brooke is a bento lover as well, but I head home for lunch, so rarely pack anything. The effort that goes into putting together something so appealing must pay off come lunch time :-)

  2. You tupperware and cupcake holders are great ideas! I’ve been looking for a bento box-type contain for my packed lunches but to no avail. Thanks for the tip!

    And the salad looks fab – am going to try the carrots. :)

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