Lunch Variety: It’s All About Keeping It Interesting

This quarter is proving to be a rather insane one in terms of work, but I’m powering through it. No matter what happens at work, lunches still need to get made every night—and I try not to be a slacker when it comes to feeding my two sweeties. Here’s a little roundup of the last four lunches I made:

lunch on 29 Jan 2015: black bean and spinach taquitos with carrots, cucumbers, and apples

lunch on 29 Jan 2015: black bean and spinach taquitos with carrots, cucumbers, and apples

Last Thursday, I made little baked taquitos filled with black beans, spinach and cheese. I even made some of these for the grownup lunches, and they were delicious.

lunch on 30 Jan 2014: crackers, cheese, ham, dried apricot, tomatoes, carrots, apples and a fig bar

lunch on 30 Jan 2014: crackers, cheese, ham, dried apricot, tomatoes, carrots, apples and a fig bar

Last Friday’s lunch was a colorful Lunchables [but better] inspired assortment of small bites: TJ’s version of Wheat Thins, Dubliner cheese, Canadian bacon, and a dried apricot with veggies and apple slices. It may sound insane, but the tomatoes are from our garden. Even by central coast standards, it’s pretty rare to have tomatoes still growing in January. We’ve beaten last year’s record of tomatoes in December.

smoked turkey, pepperoni, cucumbers and mustard on pretzel bread

smoked turkey, pepperoni, cucumbers and mustard on pretzel bread

Check out this sandwich from yesterday’s lunch: smoked turkey, pepperoni, cucumber slices and mustard on soft pretzel bread. It looked so good I just had to take a close-up.

lunch on 2 Feb 2015: pretzel bread sandwich with tomatoes, cucumbers and apples

lunch on 2 Feb 2015: pretzel bread sandwich with tomatoes, cucumbers and apples 

That gorgeous pretzel bread sandwich was served with more garden tomatoes, cucumbers, and apple slices.

lunch on 3 Feb 2015: chopped salad with cheese, crackers, and apples

lunch on 3 Feb 2015: chopped salad with cheese, crackers, and apples

Last night I went on a salad chopping kick and made salads for the whole family. For the kids I mixed up tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, and garbanzo beans with a little ranch dressing. I used a similar mix for the grownups but I added lots of spinach and leaf lettuce. Mmm, yummy salads all around. I also packed some cheese, crackers and apple slices for the kids.

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