Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Of Pocket Sandwiches and Fruit Salad

This bento has a lot of different things in it, I couldn't figure out what to call it.
I tried out my new Pocket Sandwich press (though it's a little difficult with my gluten free bread. I also used Chocolate PB2 as the filling.
 This bento if just full of color and deliciousness... :)
 This tie of my bento looks like a silly-eyed monster.
  • Red Mini Sweet Pepper
  • Yellow Mini Sweet Pepper
  • Pocket Sandwich cut in half (Udi's fiber bread, Chocolate PB2 mixed with Cocoa Powder and water)
  • Green Onion Dip (Greek Yogurt mixed with Green Onion Dip Mix)
  • Crunchmaster Crackers (Hint of Sea Salt)
  • Carrot Sticks
This tier of my bento is very colorful thanks to the fruit medley ! :)
  • Fruit Medley (Cherries, Peaches, Pineapple, Pears, packed in 100% juice)
  • Cucumber Sticks
  • Carrot Sticks
Next I'll show you how I made the Pocket Sandwich.
 First I cut the crust off my slices abread and flattened them out with my hand. I had to do this because the gluten free bread tears/crumbles/falls appart easily, so flattening it down it help it hold it's shape better.
Next I placed one slice of flattened bread into the sandwich press and filled the center with the Chocolate PB2 mixture.
 I placed the other slice of bread on top and pressed the top of the sandwich press down over it.
This is what it looked like after coming out of the press. I gently cut it in half and place it into the bento box.
Mmmm, It's like a dessert with all that Chocolate Peanut Butter inside. To make the filling I took 2 Tbsp Chocolate PB2 (a powdered peanut butter with less fat and calories) added 1/2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder and 1 1/2 Tbsp Water (a little at a time).
I stirred it until it was combined and the consistency of peanut butter. You can add more liquid to make it thinner, or less liquid to make it thicker.
To compare the calories of the Chocolate PB2, the Chocolate PB2 has less than 50 calories for this serving size. while Nutella has 200 calories for a serving, and a Chocolate Peanut Butter has between 180-200 calories per serving.


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