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A few days ago I packed a vegan bento with a seitan and bok choy stir fry. Normally when I use seitan it’s store bought —which can be expensive. Then I read somewhere of homemade seitan and I practical smacked myself…why didn’t I think of making my own seitan from scratch! Read the rest of this entry →
This is my guest article written for and posted on JustBento.
The classic bento box with its proportioned rice, protein and vegetable combination is a balance of taste, harmony of flavors, and prepared to keep spoilage to a minimum. Another dimension of this classic lunch is nutrition. The rice provides carbohydrates, and carbs are arguably the most important source of energy. The protein keeps your muscles in repair, vegetables offer crucial vitamins that nourish your organs, and lastly but just as vital, some fats. More about the value of fats a little later. A bento box lunch is designed to offer sustenance.
But what if you need more? What if you are an active person and need to turn it up a notch? Well, a nutritionally dense bento box may be your answer.
Tweaking your bento box by packing nutritionally intense foods is an important enhancement for people who exercise or train on a regular basis. More “bang for your buck” as the saying goes. Read the rest of this entry →