Healthier Bento


This is one of the home packed lunches which I brought to office. I am still doing the diet plan thingy, and so my lunch has to be of the healthier option. So far, I can’t do the clean eating stuff because they are just too “CLEAN”. Lol~~
I bet a lot of girls give up dieting because of this too. We are just a bunch of people who loves food so much that clean eating might “kill” us instead.

Ok, here’s what I cooked.

Boiled Chinese Spinach

– Chinese Spinach (or any kind of veggies)
– 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
– a bit of fried shallots

1) Grab a bunch of Chinese spinach, cleaned, and cut into desired length.
2) Boil a small pot of water, add in a pinch of salt, and 2-3 drops of olive oil.
3) Throw the Chinese spinach into that pot of boiling water (Stalks first, followed by the leaves)
4) Once the veggies changes color, remove them from the pot and drain well.
5) While the veggies are still hot, mix it with oyster sauce and fried shallots, and it’s ready to serve.

Steamed Chicken Breast Meat

– 2 Chicken breast meat
– 2 teaspoon of sesame oil
– 1 teaspoon of corn flour
– 2 teaspoon light soy sauce
– Dash of pepper

1) Clean and cut the breast meat into strips. (Tip: cut against the muscle fibre to desired thickness. See pic below for reference.)

chicken breast cutting method

(Picture taken from google search)

2) Marinate the sliced breast meat with corn flour, sesame oil, light soy sauce and pepper. Put it in the fridge for 20-30 mins for better seasoning.
3) Place the marinated meat on a metal plate and into a steamer. Steam for 15-20 mins. Time may vary depending on the thickness of the chicken breast meat.

The meat may look plain, but it’s very tender and flavorful. I tried boiling breast meat, but it gets tough and dry. So steaming is a better option.
Also, it you have too much meat (I split the 2 breast meat into 4 portions), put the extras in a ziplock bag and freeze them. Freezing the meat will help retain the moisture when you reheat it later.
For reheating, I simply put the thawed meat into the microwave for 1-2 mins. they still taste tender and delicious!

If you are wondering about the carbs, I actually eat the veggies and meat with 3 soup spoons of plain instant oat. =)
The oat acts as a substitute for rice/porridge.


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