Friday, January 28, 2011

Bento Box - Frittata for Lunch

Frittatas are delicious, and they're great for using up whatever vegetables you happen to have on hand. Be sure to include lots of fresh herbs as well. Don't be intimidated by the Caesar salad. Instead check out this simple recipe.


  • Frittata
  • Caesar Salad
  • Navel Orange Slices
Preparation Notes
  • Prepare a frittata of your choice (try the recipe HERE). Be sure to include lots of fresh herbs and vegetables. (recipe shown below)
  • Slice the orange.
  • Prepare the ingredients for the Caesar salad:
1. Tear romaine lettuce into bite-size pieces.
2. Prepare the dressing:
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove of garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil
3. Sprinkle some of the dressing over the lettuce and toss.
4. Add parmesan cheese and croutons (optional).
5. Toss again.
  • Alternatively, pack the salad ingredients separately and assemble at lunch time.
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Asparagus Fennel Mini Frittata

Enjoy this delicious frittata for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Frittatas are a wonderful way to add fresh seasonal vegetables to your weekly fare.

  • 1 medium red potato, julienned
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 8 asparagus spears, chopped
  • 4 Tbs. fresh fennel, thinly sliced and chopped
  • 3 eggs, beaten well
  • 3 Tbs. grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Coat a small frying pan with the olive oil.
  2. Add the julienned potatoes and chopped onion, and sauté until just cooked through.
  3. Add the asparagus and fennel and sauté for about a minute, stirring occasionally.
  4. Beat the eggs.
  5. Mix the parmesan cheese into the eggs.
  6. Pour the egg mixture into the frying pan and stir once or twice to combine with the vegetables.
  7. Cover and cook on low heat until the eggs have set. Remove from the pan and enjoy.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Bento Box - Four Cheese Ravioli

Ravioli is easy to prepare and, with the seemingly endless combination of fillings and toppings, is sure to be a hit amongst the entire family. We served our four-cheese ravioli with a fresh green salad, oranges and chocolate squares for dessert, which made for quite the lunch time treat.


  • Four Cheese Ravioli with Marinara Sauce
  • Green Salad
  • Tuscan Salad Dressing
  • Orange Slices
  • Dark Chocolate Squares
Preparation Notes
  • Cook the ravioli, and spoon it into one of the large containers. Top with marinara sauce and fresh basil.
  • Create a simple salad by tossing your favorite greens with dried cranberries and walnuts, and pack it in the other large container.
  • Fill the dip container with Tuscan dressing to drizzle over your salad.
  • Fill one bento divider with dark chocolate squares, and place the chocolate and Tuscan dressing in your medium container.
  • Slice oranges to put into your other medium container.