I can’t be the only person who struggles each and every week to find lunch options at work.
My office is Midtown, so while the general area has a lot of great lunch joints, we aren’t close to very many of them. We do have a gas station Tim Horton’s and a half decent grill and bar, but aside from that, it’s a bit of a hike to pick up anything else. Oh sorry- there’s also a KFC nearby, but I like to pretend that’s not even there!
My days get pretty busy, so it’s a lot easier, healthier, and cheaper for me to bring a lunch to work. Of course, the issue with this is trying to come up with creative ideas for lunch. Many of my colleagues literally eat the same salads day in and day out, which is not something I ever see myself doing. I tend to be that person who has the lunch people wish they had. It’s always been that way for me. Even when I was little, I would bring leftovers for lunch because I couldn’t wrap my head around why someone would consider a peanut butter sandwich a “good” lunch.
The point of all of this background information? I thought it would be fun to share some of my lunch ideas, because I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s looking for inspiration every now and again.
The other day, I brought a salad that I threw together with a couple of fun ingredients to spice it up. When I started making this, I realized that I was out of lettuce (oops), but I didn’t miss the lettuce at all.
Into a container, I just tossed some white beans, green peppers, cherry tomatoes, and sliced bocconcini together. On top of that, I added some sliced chicken breast from dinner for some added protein. There was an extra slice or two of prosciutto in the fridge, so I tore that up and put it on the very top. That made this salad really special. I’m also an advocate of homemade salad dressing, so I whipped up a quick batch in the really cool container that fits right into the lid.
I ate this salad with some of those new “cracker chips” and it was delicious!
What did you have for lunch today?