Monday, September 22, 2008

Bento #8

I was at the Popular Bookstore last night and came across this cookbook entitled 50 Recipes for Diabetics. Flipped through it and found that most of the recipes were fashioned around all things wholemeal and oats. Didn't buy the book as most of the recipes were quite simple. When I got home and opened the fridge to decided what to make for the Monday's bento, there was hardly any leftovers...sigh! Looked up and whoa.. saw a bag of wholemeal muffins. There were 2 punnets of strawberries in the fridge. Haha..decided that I will have a very healthy bento.

I made 2 wholemeal muffins with lettuce and some chicken turkey slices. Just a little bit of ketchup on the bread. No butter or mayonnaise at all. Took some honey cherry tomatoes and some strawberries. The strawberries were a tad sour but very large and very juicy. Perhaps that is why people sometimes eat their strawberries with cream and sugar.

I made a little vegetable salad using sliced carrots, cucumbers, radish, pomelo (left over from the Mid Autumn Festival celebrations a week ago) and a bit of plum sauce.

Was checking what strawberries was good for and found a write-up on strawberries in the World's Healthiest Foods website.

Health Benefits of Strawberries

Strawberries not only look like a fruity heart-shaped valentine, they are filled with unusual phytonutrients that love to promote your health. It also has the following benefits.

  • Potent Antioxidant Protection from Phenols
  • Strawberry Phytonutrients that Promote Optimal Health
  • Protection against Macular Degeneration
  • Protection against Rheumatoid Arthritis
These days strawberries are no longer seasonal fruits (or so it seems as I think we are able to get strawberries the whole year through). So, have a strawberry a day :)

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Che-Cheh said...

If you can get whole of fig it's even better. So many vits!

babe_kl said...

so healthy leh

YozoraNiteSky said...

che-cheh : fig ah? i think there was a fig tree in my school and we used to pick them up from the floor to eat them. These days, have to make do with the dried ones from the chinese medicine shops.

babe : healthy hor.. haha. but don't know can tahan until when leh.. btw, this Thursday is on yeah :D. Will sms out the details later

Min said...

So cute la all your bentos ! About know sometimes we get the really masam ones ? I like to just mix in the blender with some sugar, and then use as topping for my desserts ! Yummy..

allthingspurple said...

This looks real wholesome and farmhousey ! I would love these kind of bento for breakfast. But funny how this would only appeal to girls? Males would call this "not substantial" .haha. But despite that, I still love good old fashioned oat meal/wholemeal/wheat meal for breakfast, and some fruits to go with it.

YozoraNiteSky said...

min: hi hi. oh, that is a great idea as I ada satu lagi punnet of this big juicy but masam strawberries in the fridge. thanks yah.. and thanks again for setting up the baking project yahoo group.. learning a lot everyday from all the postings on the group :D

allthingspurple: yeah, guys will never find this substantial or fulfilling enough as there is hardly any meat protein. but these days, i have reduced my meat intake ..not sure if it's just age or what heehee..

twosuperheroes said...

wow..a strawberry a day is not cheap uh, dear Y... Haha. *sweats*
But I love strawberries too! Especially those big fat juicy red ones...OH! :p

YozoraNiteSky said...

haha..yes Supes.. agree, strawberries are not really that cheap.. nvm, once in a while, we must treat ourselves :D