How to Meal Prep Bento: $3 Bento Challenge 常備菜で3種類のお弁当作り

These 3 easy and budget-friendly meal prep ideas for bento prove that eating healthy can be delicious and fun! A little prep work on Sunday will set you up to eat healthier, save money, and reduce your stress through the week.

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INGREDIENTS

* Ajitsuke Tamago (Ramen Egg) *
3 large eggs
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp mirin
2 Tbsp water

* Grated Carrot Salad *
1 large carrot
¼ tsp salt (kosher or sea salt; use half if using table salt)
freshly ground black pepper
¼ tsp sugar
1 Tbsp rice vinegar (You can use lemon juice)
1 Tbsp olive oil

* Korean Spinach Salad *
6 oz (170 g) spinach
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 clove garlic
½ tsp salt

* Chicken Karaage *
½ inch ginger
2 cloves garlic
½ tsp sugar
½ tsp sesame oil
½ Tbsp sake (or dry sherry)
½ Tbsp soy sauce
½ lb chicken thigh (1 thigh)
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp potato starch/corn starch
neutral flavor oil (vegetable, canola, etc) (for frying)

* Chicken Soboro *
1 Tbsp neutral flavor oil (vegetable, canola, etc)
½ lb ground chicken (you can also mince chicken breasts/thighs)
1 tsp ginger (grated, with juice)
1 Tbsp sake
1 Tbsp mirin
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp soy sauce

* Scrambled Eggs*
2 large eggs
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp neutral flavor oil (vegetable, canola, etc)

* Tuna Salad *
1 canned tuna
3 Tbsp Japanese mayonnaise
Freshly ground black pepper

* Other Ingredients *
Rice
Black sesame seeds
Green leaf lettuce
Cherry tomatoes
Blanched snow peas
Red pickled ginger (beni shoga)
Nori seaweed

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