Spontaneous, yet Measured and Thought Out

Lunch 10/26/14

Lunch 10/26/14

Today’s lunch bento was a last minute decision. Apparently the Plato’s Plate part of my college’s food offerings doesn’t have a vegan breakfast(according to the website, it sounds like it’s ALL lunches/dinners) and I wasn’t quite sure when I’d be eating during my study session.

Anyway, so I threw together this lunch!

I have mashed potaoes with lazy gravy, okra, carrots, broccoli, and Gardein beefless tips.

I had to trek all the way to Giant to buy these! But it’s worth it!

You may be wondering, how one make lazy gravy. Thankfully, it won’tt add any calories to¬†any meals you eat, either!

I simply¬†nuked the beefless tips until they got good and hot and released some “juices”. It’s like a beefless gravy; I just pour the “juice” all over my mashed potatoes. Voila!

Anyway, I pulled out my scale and measured everything, here’s the calorie count according to Noom:

Noom lunch 10/26/14

calorie count

I think it’s pretty interesting how all that came in at under 300 calories, but unlike my usual lunches, I didn’t follow traditional bento making portions. Whoops!

Oh boy!

I’ve gained a few pounds, and money is getting a little tight for me.
I’ve been dipping into my savings a bit this month, but a lot of expenses have popped up.
And not helping either cause is all the eating out I’ve been doing, not necessarily eating healthy bento! Eek!!!

So I’m renewing my commitment! I’m tempted to do another 30 days of vegan bento challenge, but I doubt I can keep that up on weekends, at least for right now.

Anyway today’s lunch bento!
Mashed potatoes, peas, pistachios, and dried fruit.

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I realized afterwards I didn’t add any protein but I’ll probably be eating lots of gluten for dinner if Jon picks Viet Taste, so no worries right now. I also have a honey crisp apple for a snack too!