Monday, November 7, 2011

Fiber Snack Bento

Being gluten intolerant means that sometimes I have a hard time getting fiber in my diet. So today I made a snack bento for myself with a little extra fiber.
  • Sun-Sweet One (Individually wrapped Prune)
  • Clementine Segments
  • Gluten Free Chocolate Covered Pretzels (Glutino brand)
Although this snack didn't pack in a ton of fiber like you may have been expecting from the title, it was just another way for me to get some extra fiber into my diet without adding a ton of calories.

Another thing I do not get enough of in my diet is calcium. This is because I hardly ever eat dairy products because I have a slight lactose intolerance. But last night I bought myself some calcium supplements. Now if only I could get more Potassium and Iron. It's hard to get the right amount of vitamins and minerals in your diet when you have a restricted diet. Before I was gluten intolerant I was getting a ton of fiber because I loved eating the Fiber One cereal every day. And I was also getting Iron because most of the cereals and vegetarian foods I ate were fortified with Iron.
Now I can no longer eat those things. I don't like to eat a ton of meat, and in fact I tend to have mostly vegetarian meals and usually only eat meat at dinner. But even then it's still such a small portion.
Anyway, that's enough of my rambling, this is a bento blog not a nutrition blog. lol


  1. I need Calcium... and apparently iron. >.>
    That looks sooooooo tasty! I wanna steal it! *Giggle!*

  2. hehehe, always stealing my bentos after they've been eaten. lol

  3. You may like these cookies. They could be made gluten free by using gluten free oats. You'll also get some potassium from the bananas :)

  4. >.> I'm sneaky like that. MUAHAHAHAHA! ;-P

  5. Thank you Julie@teachinggoodeaters I can't wait to check out that recipe