For the past few months I was kinda busy and hooked on my bento boxes for my lunch.
What’s my reason for bento boxes making?
Simple: I rushed myself to ER of one of the hospital here in doha due to numbness of my half body and face twitching.
It was an eye opener for me, that I am no longer at the peak of my youthful days, where my body can still pull all nighter and munching chips and dips along side with my pistachio ice cream.
So the doctor even gave me medicine to take for my nervous system and advice me to chill from time to time and avoid stressful stuffs and eat healthy foods and exercise more.
That moment, I thank the Lord above for sparing me again from sickness, I know God used the filipina doctor to remind me that my body is the temple of the holy spirit and I need to be a good steward of the things that God has given me, including my body. I must take care of my food intake and exercise more often, in order for me to do the work that the Lord has mandated me to do. How can I serve Him, if my body deteriorates?
This was the turning point of my bento boxes making, which I now call as pixie bento boxes, pixie means small things/portion. So the question is how do I prepare this boxes of goodness that helped me to achieve my goal of becoming healthy in order to serve HIM more faithfully?
Every time I went to grocery store I always buy variety of fruits and veggies, some of them are in season but most of them are imported here in doha. So I can choose whatever suits my tastes buds.
Here’s my pick for fruits and veggies:
- Baby Carrots
- Seedless Grapes
- Cherry Tomato
- Blue Berries
For the main food:
- Brown Bread
- Peanut Butter
- Mixed Jelly Spread
- Chicken Breast
- Salmon Grilled
- Boiled Egg
If you can see my list of foods, you may think it’s expensive, but if you are looking for future benefits, you can focus later on the payment and your body will thank you later.
So I took the 21 days challenge of making a bento boxes and now I am on my 64th pixie bento boxes. It was really discipline, patience and lots of prayers to prepare this pixie bento boxes.For me I ate this during lunch and from time to time I have a cheat day, that will be during my off day as to not to deprive myself of eating rice.For breakfast, I always eat oatmeal packed with strawberries and grapes. Mostly for dinner tuna sandwich or oatmeal again.
Here are some samples of my pixie bento boxes:
Is it too cute to eat? Pretty food tastes better.
For more details of my pixie bento boxes, feel free to follow my instagram account: pixie bento boxes
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.- 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
To God be the Glory!