Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Spinach Nuggets Bento

So Last week my fiance and I tried the Meatless Meatballs from Veggie Patch, and we loved them so much we went out and bought a few other things to try. Today we have the Spinach Nuggets... also fully vegetarian.
They are super easy to heat up in the microwave or the oven. (I microwaved for 30 seconds then toasted them in the toaster oven until crispy).

They look like green chicken nuggets, and that may turn you off at first, but don't let it, there is no chicken in them, and they are supposed to be green, Spinach is filled with that healthy chlorophyll that is wonderful for your body and for your blood and is the cause of the green color.

Anyway, I paired the Spinach nuggets with some veggies and Light Ranch dressing to make a filling and delicious healthy vegetarian bento. (But don't worry I didn't forget the dessert!)

First up is my Fiance's bento, consisting of:
  • Baby Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Broccoli Florettes
  • Mushrooms
  • Light Ranch Dressing (in the pink container)
  • Spinach Nuggets
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Roasted Nuts (Cashews) For dessert and protein!
My fiance loved the spinach nuggets and can't wait for them again. I on the other hand was fine eating the first nugget and was half way through the second one when my body decided to get all weird about the texture. I tend to have a problem with textures when they are too creamy, and the combination of the cooked spinach and the ranch dressing put the creamy texture into overdrive in my mouth. Unfortunately I couldn't finish them and gave the rest to my fiance who was delighted. I did enjoy the flavor of the Spinach Nuggets though.
And here is my Bento, aren't the blueberries awesome? They are huge!:

  • Strawberries and Blueberries
  • Roasted Cashews (By far my favorite part of the bento.)
  • Baby Carrots
  • Celery
  • Broccoli
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Light Ranch Dressing (in the blue container)
  • Spinach Nuggets
So I probably won't be eating these nuggets again, aside form the occasional bite or two. But since my fiance loved them so much I'll probably be buying them every once and a while.


  1. ...The spinach masquerading as chicken makes me twitch... but it otherwise looks super tasty!