Friday bento – Chicken McNuggets, salad and potato salad

I had McDonald’s for dinner last Thursday night and bought an extra pack of Chicken McNuggets so I’d have some protein for my bento lunch the next day.

Yes, I know McNuggets aren’t the healthiest food item. But I packed lots of vegetables to eat with them, so it wasn’t all bad!

Bento - McNuggets, salad and potato salad

I packed blanched broccoli and sugar snap peas, rocket, spinach, baby roma tomatoes and panfried mushrooms. I added tinned corn kernels for a little extra colour and texture.

Salad from my bento

I was out of fruit, so I decided to fill the last compartment in my lunch box with a quick potato salad. It was pretty much an impulse lunch box item! I simply cooked a potato using a potato microwaver. I then chopped the potato into chunks and mixed them with Kewpie mayonnaise and a little wholegrain mustard, freshly cracked black pepper and chopped spring onion. I then thought a bit of carrot would be good in the salad, so I microwaved carrot in the potato microwaver. The spring onion made this potato salad really delicious. I was pleasantly surprised as it was very old spring onion that I found at the bottom of the vegie crisper in the fridge. :)

Potato salad

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