This isn't really carbonara, but a less pungent, more kid-friendly version. And no eggs. We had a batch of some recalled eggs that my husband was actually sick from last week, and thus I have no eggs right now. I took some Black Forest ham I'd cut into ribbons and sauteed it in some garlic-infused oil and a little butter, and then added some cooked Dreamfields low-carb spaghetti noodles and tossed everything with a bit of black pepper and cheddar cheese (rather than pecorino.) I thought it was really tasty. E thought it was cute but ate less than half, even though I twirled it all for her (funnily enough, she mentioned that her teachers liked her lunch.) The apples stayed nice and crisp after a fresh lemon water soak.
Bento #98 - "Carbonara" twirls, sugar snap peas, and a sliced Pink Lady apple.