pack your lunch.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

avocado on toast

i'm in a food rut. rather, i'm in a pack your lunch rut. i bring my lunch to work every day in an effort to save cash, eat healthy, get pats on the back. but seriously, the lack of quick lunch options in midtown (sans meat) is lacking-- pizza, falafel, pizza, falafel. hence the bringing of the lunch. oh wait, dishes! dishes is pretty good.

i've made a habit of stocking the office fridge on monday with food for the week so i'm not schlepping tupperware containers to and fro every day. this method leaves me eating the same thing every day until i run out, usually around thursday.

pita and hummus
pita and hummus

avocado and tomatoes on toast is my go-to dinner when ed is working late or out of town. someone needs to come up with a lunch spot that only makes fresh avocado toast to-go. i'd give them all my money and leave the lunch box at home.

pack your lunch ideas? hit me.


Mary said...

Pasta salad! Or any kind of big, hearty salad that you can make at the beginning of the week and not get sick of if you have it every day.

Rebeka said...

One of my favorite lunches is your faro, pepita and sweet potato recipe. I make it on Sunday, divvy it up into Tupperware and have it all week for lunch. That being said, I'm not nearly as good at packing lunches as I should be.

Rachel Goldfarb said...

Pasta salad! So easy to swap in seasonal veggies or beans, heat it up in winter, eat it cold in summer. Also, if I'm feeling ambitious, I'll make a veggie lasagna on Sunday night and bring a square each day.

rebecca said...

awesome. thanks ladies!

smask said...

my manyfriend and I always make two extra servings of dinner. that way we can space out the duldrums (ahem, sandwich days) with yummy-ness.

Emily said...

If you like coconut, this is sooooo good. I usually make it with wheat berries and it easily lasts for several days without getting soggy.

aoife said...

I can't vouch for it personally, but I have it on good authority that the avocado toast at is pretty great. I will vouch for their excellent flat white though!

Valerie said...

I made a big batch of this for the week and I eat it with spinach. I think it will last me till Thursday. I enjoy a good tempeh or chickpea salad for the week.

Nina said...

Greek yogurt with berries. Or some boiled eggs

marissa (stylebook) said...

full disclosure: i'm a daily (glass! heavy!) schlepper. celery with almond butter, a hard boiled egg, carrot sticks, grapes or strawberries or some other snacky fruit. much like a kindergartner. ;) i also crack into that lunchbox as early as 11am, despite judgy looks from my coworkers.

Laurie said...

Both my husband and I pack our lunches and take them to work each day. Although we are not 100% vegetarians, we almost always eat vegetarian lunches during the week days at work. I love to make large salads on Sunday nights and then portion them out into containers so they are packed and ready to go all week long. Some of my favorites include...
black-eyed pea salad with cilantro, onion, peppers, and lime balsamic vinaigrette:
bok choy and brown rice salad with orange sesame dressing:
orzo salad with kale, chickpeas, red onion, and feta cheese:
roasted vegetable salad with chickpeas and feta cheese:
southwestern corn and black bean salad:
southwestern quinoa salad:
summer salad with strawberries, feta, pecans, and poppy seeds:
winter salad with oranges, dried cranberries, and walnuts:

rebecca said...

my lunch resembles a kindergartner as well.

nice! thanks for this.

Where My Feet Are said...

I pack my lunch (almost) every day for the same reasons as you...never thought to load up work fridge on Monday though. I usually have a salad for lunch every day (better than most that can be bought around here). Protein is usually a little goat cheese and 1/2 avocado. I like PB and Banana too. Or a sandwich made with hummus, sliced avocado, red onion, lettuce/spinach or whatever other veggies I have in the house. I need to go grocery shopping! Just crumbled a Larabar into nonfat greek yogurt for today's lunch. Thanks!

Tiffany Wong said...

I've made soup in mason jars before for work
at home, i'll put veggies, chickpeas, and some fast cooking pasta with spices and some soy sauce in a mason jar
then at work, i'll just add in hot, boiled water (usually from water jugs/dispensers) and wait a few minutes for it to cook everything all the way through. ET VOILA, SOUP!

Here's a more comprehensive recipe link:

Paige Elizabeth said...

I'm such a lazy luncher. I often will bake a sweet potato the night before, and eat that with a hard boiled egg or leftover salad from dinner before. With a little olive oil, salt and pepper, it's a filling and delicious, though it's not that exciting.

Lexi Holzberg Kritzer said...

haha, avocado toast to-go would be ah-mazing!
xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

Let's Have Another said...

now that i live with another avid eater, packing lunch is easier because we'll take turns making dinner and then make sure to have enough leftovers for lunch. but if i'm preparing food just for lunch, then my fall-back is some kind of grain pilaf with a bunch of roasted veggies on top. though i would be happy with avocado toast every day! i've never tried it with tomatoes before, that looks so good!

Heath said...

My boyfriend and I are obsessed with soup, so we usually make a huge one on the weekends and finish it throughout the week. I've found that once a day or two has passed most of the liquid is absorbed so it's an easy pack - I just add a little water to it and pop it in the microwave.

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