Today’s lunch included:
Armenian cucumbers (conventional) – I found these at Trader Joe’s, and they are absolutely delicious. They are about 4 inches long, thin-skinned, very tender with very small seeds. I served them peeled and cut up with hummus as an appetizer for dinner on Sunday. I had two cucumbers saved for the week for either a bento or for a snack.
Steamed corn – leftover from last night, but they seemed perfect to cut into 1 inch pieces
Baked turkey and flax meatballs, steamed asparagus spears
Roasted beets – heart-shaped
Steamed multi-grain rice with black sesame seeds
I have actually been thinking how I need to include rice balls, or onigiri in my daughter’s lunch boxes – but this will mean, I will have to either use white rice, or just brown rice, since multi-grain rice is too crumbly to form into rice balls. The dilemma. My father gently suggested I start including items that a typical Japanese child might enjoy for lunch – so I’ll have to start practicing and experimenting!