April 28, 2009

need some lunch suggestions please

I've been trying to pack my lunch/dinner more often recently because I've been staying at school all day instead of going home between my breaks. Most of the time, I just end up bringing a lot of snacks because I can't think of anything else besides the usual sandwich. Any ideas would be appreciated...the easier, the better =) Don't worry...I won't bore you w/ what I bring for lunch to school everyday. Just wanted to change it up!


Turkey on whole wheat pita bread with some spring mix and a Laughing Cow cheese spread. I got the turkey from Fresh N Easy, and it was too salty for me. I would also stay away from their roasted garlic hummus and medium heat salsa.


Another day, I brought some fried rice made with potatoes, frozen peas and carrots, and egg.


Vacuum fried banana chips and honey wheat pretzels from Trader Joe's. These chips are sliced a bit thicker and are more airy than regular banana chips, but what's most notable is that the banana flavor really comes through on these on a whole new level. Don't get me wrong...I like the good ol fashioned banana chips too, but you gotta try these out if you're a fan. Their honey wheat pretzels are also a favorite of mine.


A custom made trail mix of fresh roasted peanuts, walnuts, pecans, almonds, pine nuts, chocolate chips, and raisins. I love the combo of raisins, chocolate, and peanuts. On the other side we have some baby carrots, grape tomatoes, and sugar snap peas.


When was the last time you had a Capri Sun? I liked strawberry the best. You'd freeze em and eat it like a slush. Or you'd take the straw and poke it through the bottom instead of the top although I'm not really sure the reason why we all did that. I think I'll do that tomorrow for old time's sake. These are 100% juice though. Along w/ the standard granola bar.

6 more weeks until summer!

5 rah rah rahs:

Pam said...

I love those Trader Joe's banana chips - my kids really like them too. The pita looks very tasty.

Melissa Good Taste said...

Wraps are a big part of my lunch routine. Stuff them with anything. My favorite is pot roast, mashed potatoes and horse radish... sounds gross but when you grill it on the George Foreman it makes a tasty treat!

Christine said...

I liked to pack leftovers from dinner for lunch the next day. If you have a home-cooked meal for dinner then save some from the batch and put it in tupperware! Is there a microwave available?

A quick pasta is also a good lunch. Or a hearty salad with lentils. Trader Joe's has great pre-cooked lentils. They're near the salad mix aisle.

Barefoot Plumies said...

Wow, looks like you're eating healthy and here I was going to suggest Spam Musubi.

I used to make/buy pesto sauce and have it with baguette for lunch. Fit well in a lunchbag that holds those little ice packs. Or just stuff it in the backpack.

Sawyer said...

thanks for all your lovely ideas...now I need to get myself to the market and get some of these things. Spam musubi! That sounds delicious...I haven't had Spam in forever.

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