Friday, October 19, 2012

Lunch Lately

I just realized I've purchased 3 out of 4 lunches this week. This is not my usual. I am a pretty faithful "take the leftovers for lunch" kind of person. But I haven't been home much lately, which means I only cook supper maybe 1 or 2 nights per week. Doesn't leave much in the way of leftovers! And obviously, since I'm buying a lot of lunch, I am not eating great wonderful healthy food. (Although today I did buy a salad from a grocery store, so that's....better, right?) And since I'm buying food, I'm spending money. I'm not opposed to getting lunch out, but it can add up quick, so I try to bring my own lunch most of the time.

The worst part is I actually bought stuff specifically for lunch earlier this week and obviously didn't eat it. Granted, it was stuff like baby carrots and apples and Babybel cheese (which is all delicious), but I need something more than that to tide me over at work. Plus I hate sandwiches. I now know what my mother was faced with in making school lunch for me for 6 years straight!

So next week I am going to try to do better. Here's how:

 - Pack my lunch the night before. I usually already do this when I'm cleaning up supper. I was really lazy this week (and also, not home) so didn't do this at all except for on Monday, which also happens to be my day off. (Not a coincidence!).

 - Make supper that makes good lunch. Stir fry is the best. (Basically anything with rice makes a good lunch the next day.) Ribs do not make a good lunch the next day.Well, they do taste good, but are messy and hard to eat when you sit at the front desk.

What about you? Got any lunch suggestions for me?

(PS, here's one person's take Starbucks Thai Tuna Wrap - one of my go-to lunch out items!)

Recipe Here!


  1. Hillary7:27 AM

    Quinoa Salad. I don't have a recipe for this one.

    This recipe.

    Or this one.

    I made these two recipes this week and they were really delicious. Even meat eating Michael liked them. And they have rice! Good luck!

  2. Anything rice/pasta for leftovers are a must! You don't like sandwiches?? Oh man, I love them! Especially with pickles as a side dish. We are also "pack the lunch kit the night before" people and that helps to get a good lunch without being rushed in the morning. We pack yogurt, fruit, muffins, cheese, etc. What about making a salad from home and bringing dressing in a little container? More labour intensive, I know. Or we make a big batch of cheese quasadillas (like buy a 10 pack of wraps and use them all), bake them, cut them, and freeze them in Ziploc bags. Then they are easy to grab when there's nothing else to take. That is my advice! But I agree...taking lunch gets boring sometimes, but better than the pricey alternative.