Lunchbox Roundup

Friday, June 14, 2013

I kept it simple this week. Like I've said before I am big into using what you have. Once you have figured out what you like its easy to make simple lunches I realized.

Leftovers and pantry lunch. I have 2 small slices of chicken pesto pizza, baby carrots, asparagus, canned pear halves and a few nuggets of carob "energy bar" I got at a health food store. Its mostly packed with seeds and nuts.

Roast beef roll ups. Roast beef, red pepper and cream cheese. I ended up wrapping the spinach around them too. When I finished making my lunch I felt it was lacking and added the spinach I'm glad I did. For sides I have carrots & cucumber and a fruit salad (strawberries, pears and banana).

I decided to try these ready to go quinoa bowls they had at the grocery store. It's not something I'd eat regularly, I'm enjoying a more grain free lifestyle (not just the glutinous kind that give me stomach troubles). In m quinoa salad is tuna, red pepper, green pepper, cucumbers, lemon juice and salt & pepper. Strawberries and bananas are an excellent side combo I found out. Some chocolate covered almonds (I snacked on those throughout the day and baby carrots. I realized that baby carrots are my go to when I have no idea what to put in my lunch. This lunch was really heavy. My plan was that it would tide me over til my afternoon run. But plans changed and I had to get stitches that day. I will say it kept me full for quite a few hours, but I think too much grains for me.

This is my very light lunch. I had a big breakfast thankfully. I also knew that I was going to run shortly after lunch, seeing as I am on summer schedule and get half day Fridays. It was filling and kept me full well enough which is good since my run happened about 4 hours later than expected.

This week was an easy week. I didn't make excuses to not make my own lunch. I may eat similar things but I eat well and enjoy it.
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    I have looked up many Bento boxes and probably spent way too much time looking on pinterest at them. They are pretty neat. I don't go as fancy as some people but I like the different arrangements of ingredients to keep things interesting. Its been fun getting ideas from around the internet and using them to fit my dietary needs and preferences.
    1764 days ago
    You have put together bright, colorful meals with the elements having different textures and tastes on your palate. I don't think thing look similar as you said in the last sentence.

    Do you know about Bento Boxes? Not the box itself but the concept behind what is put into adult bento boxes? I think you're a natural at Bento Boxing if you don't know about them.
    1770 days ago
    Going to try your spinach, roast beef, cream cheese and red pepper roll ups. Looks very good!
    1771 days ago
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