Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Happy Spring Flower
Once again I'm mixing it up for healthier lunches. You might think that the little green specks you see in the couscous are basil. In fact, that's what A-chan thought because that's what I normally put in couscous. This time it is half basil and half baby spinach, dun, dun, dun! There wasn't a cry of surprise of a whimper as we ate it last night so I am happy to pack it again for lunch.
In the bento: Extra special healthy couscous with garlic, basil and spinach is on one side. The other side has chickpeas, steamed broccoli, mulberries, a strawberry, carrot flowers and soy sauce tofu.
The flower is made from purple potato, carrot and cucumber peel. The cute little face was punched from nori, of course :) I doubt that A-chan will eat the purple potato - she looked at it very suspiciously this morning. But that's okay because there's spinach in the couscous! You can't tell that I'm lovin' the sneaky spinach, can you? The chickpeas are plain and straight from the fridge.