LUNCH. The meal that got away.
Life is busy. Whether your a mom or not, every single person out there has things to do. Unfortunately, unless a meeting or one of our many “things” happens to take place at or next to a really goos salad bar, or sandwich shop, lunch just does not fall high on the “to-do” list.
So what happens?
You skip it.
and then what happens?
At around 3/4:00 your stomach starts screaming “feed me women or I’ll eat myself”.
Now, that would be awful. So what do you do?
You immediately start shoving anything edible (on a bad day it doesn’t even have to be edible. Just in close proximity to your hand) into your mouth.
By the time dinner comes along you’ve now eaten enough calories to replace the lunch you missed and just to be safe, you even ate enough calories to replace dinner.
So you shower and use go to bed. However, now is the tine you need to sit down with your children/husband/friend or whoever is around to a proper meal. The only problem is, your not hungry and now sitting through dinner time is just inconvenient because you could be sleeping.
Well, that needs to change. I set out on a mission to eat lunch.
EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
This is not the first time I’ve attempted this. But much like counting the Omer, I never get past day 1. (just kidding, I made it to day 7 last year. Also, it’s Eli’s fault.) This time though, I am determined to make lunch happen.
As I write this I am two days in and know that if I could make it to Friday then maybe I have a chance of actually keeping this up. I just need to build momentum!
So far I’ve learned a few lunch rules…
In order to meet all these criteria, I realized that the key is having a well stocked fridge. My plan is to buy a few key ingredients every Friday, this way Sunday morning I can wake up, spend 30 minutes in the kitchen making some staple foods that we’ll call “building blocks” and have whatever I need all week long to throw together yummy and satisfying lunches.
So heres how we’re going to do this.
I’m going to give lists of BUILDING BLOCK ideas and recipes this way you can choose food that YOU like to eat.
Then underneath, I’m going to include TONS of lunch ideas, some with recipes and some not b/c they’re self explanatory.
I will keep adding to this post as I go, so if you get bored of your lunches, or need some inspiration, just keep checking back!
Also, if you have any awesome lunch ideas, send ’em my way!!!!
THESE ARE ALL FOODS YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM TO PREP AHEAD AND HAVE AVAILABLE ALL WEEK, IN YOUR FRIDGE, TO MAKE LUNCH CREATIONS SIMPLY, QUICKLY AND EASILY!
Roasted Garlic and Herb
Meme’s Supersized Lemon Vinaigrette
Creamy Sesame Dressing
Carrot Ginger Dressing
Lightened Up Green Goddess Dressing
Spicy Peanut Sesame Dressing
Try Spice crusted tofu cakes (kitchen-tested)
Whole wheat wraps
Sliced sourdough bread
Pick a few ideas every week and use the building blocks to figure out what ingredients you need to buy on the house and can prepare in advance to make your actual lunch assembly quick and easy!
Kisag Swiss Trio Peeler Set