Or tutorial? Not sure I consider this a recipe- it is more of a concept. Still- eat it.
Yes, you can make it cool to Bring-Your-Own lunch to work. But even if it isn't too cool, since when is the coolness factor worth much at all?? Think high bangs, hammer pants, jeggings...do you get the idea? Eeeek! Cool isn't always the way to go now is it? It might not be in to take a bow-out and not go to the local sub shop with your work crew, and yet, you might be surprised how catching health is.
For lunches you need to think ahead of time. I have started making lunches for The Husband, healthy lunches that are packed with goodness, the kind of goodness that can make you pass up that muffin, or the jelly bellies. If you prep it when you aren't hungry and just have it in the fridge or your lunch bag- you will realise that half the fun of junk food is that it is so much more convenient when you get so hungry that all you can do is push a button. So tear open that Velcro on your lunch bag instead, see....that was easy.
So here is what lunch looks like:
On Sunday nights for the last 3 weeks I have chopped up a weeks worth of lunches. I know I won't do it if it is every night, so I do it then and they hold up extremely well if packed right. The most important factor for freshness is that if you are using dressing that that go in the bottom away from the spinach or other greens. Then it is good to note that the heavy ingredients should go next so they don't smoosh the greens either. Does that make sense?
The jar in the photo contains from bottom to top: Raspberry Vinaigrette, Quinoa, red cabbage-raw, parmesan,walnuts, and spinach. (I could have put half the amount of cabbage, but got a little carried away :)
This week's jars: balsamic dressing, Quinoa, black beans, mozzarella, carrots cut in half moons, almonds, dried cranberries, and mixed herb salad greens.
For another look at salad in a jar go here. Her's look really yummy too!! Plus she has actual measurements, if you are a measurement kind of person.
The Husband has been very happy with these jars of salad for lunch, he is thankful that he really doesn't have to do anything besides shake them up when he is ready to eat. There you have it! LUNCH. I have made granola for The Husband to eat if he is hungry, he also brings bananas, carrots, all kinds of nuts, and apples to snack on during the day. As long as you have something ready when the hunger strikes you'll be just fine.
If you have healthy lunch ideas, send them my way!!
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