Monthly Archives: November 2018

Kindergarten bento – How many ingredients (31/Oct – 8/Nov/18)

In Japan, it is said that we should take 30 different ingredients a day. Let’s see how many I managed to pack in our daughter’s bento in a week.

31/Oct – 10.

Minced chicken, sweet potato, egg, cherry tomato, broccoli, rice, rice sprinkle (mainly seaweed), sesame, apple, mikan mandarin

1/Nov – 11.

Salmon, sesame, rice, rice sprinkle (mainly Shiso leaf), egg, broccoli, cucumber, bonito flake, sweet potato, minced chicken, Nashi pear

Nov 2 – 11.

Pork, cabbage, sesame, miso paste, rice, egg, spinach, cucumber, bonito flake, cherry tomato, apple

Nov 5 – 11.

Pumpkin, egg, broccoli, chicken filet, green beans, sesame, rice, spinach, Shirasu baby sardine, rice, goma-kombu, apple

Nov 6 – 8.

Sword fish, egg, tofu, aonori (powdered seaweed), carrot, broccoli, rice, apple

Nov 8 – 8.

Salmon, egg, sweet potato, cucumber, broccoli, rice, Nashi pear, Persimmon

Average of 9.8 ingredients a day. We usually eat bread & cheese & fruit for breakfast, so this means I’d have to make dinner with around 15 more ingredients. How would that be possible…?