Back to School: Grown Up Lunch Ideas
Remember the days of juice boxes, Dunkaroos and Fruit Roll Ups? If you're like me, this wasn't so much 10 years ago as it was 10 days ago. Yes, that's right. I'm an adult woman who enjoys a good juice box every now and then and I don't think there's anything wrong with that! However, I do think the rest of my lunch box may need a bit of an upgrade. I'm done with the PB&Js and ham and cheese sandwiches. I think that this September, as we all head back to school and work, it's time for some grown up lunches!
It can be as simple as adding in some new flavours to spice up a basic sammy (cilantro lovers, anyone?). Or, for the extra foodies in the crowd, in can mean whipping up a batch of pasta salad. I rounded up 10 recipes that I'm dying to try out next time I brown bag it!
1. Fried Green Tomato BLT with Shrimp Remoulade
2. Smashed White Bean and Avocado Club
3. Lemon Basil Chicken Salad
4. Artichoke and Apple Salad
5. Pasta Pesto Salad with Parmesan Cheese
6. Kale and Quinoa Salad
7. Homemade Pizza 9 Ways
8. Broccoli Mac'n'Cheese
9. Spicy Chinese Vegetable Stir Fry with Chicken
10. Sandwich Sushi
And after you've made yourself a gourmet lunch, you're going to need to pack it in something. Ditch plastic bags and the lunch tin you've been hauling around since grade school and try a lunch tote fit for a lady instead! While you're at it, be sure to pick up all the extras for your take away lunches, too!
1. Ice Packs (C$1.69 each)
2. Lunch-on-the-Go Food Container Set, 7-Pc (C$6.89, on sale)
3. Nom Nom Lunch Bag (US$15.95)
4. Ikea Pruta Container Set of 17 (C$4.99)
5. Elle Christy Insulated Lunch Bag (C$12.49)
6. Muscari So Satchel (US$20.99)
7. Snak Jar (C$5.97)
8. Neoprene Lunch Bag (C$36.00)
Which one of these lunches are you salivating over?
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These all look delicious! Thanks for the new ideas.... :)
Thanks for the link to my Chinese Stir Fry! It is one of our favorite meals. I love that last bag too. All of them are super cute.
thanks for the great lunch ideas!
The sandwich sushi is genius!
I like the neoprene bag a lot. The food ideas are really very great. highly appreciate it.
I want a NOM NOM bag so badly!!! I love it! I am big on making cold couscous salads with corn, carrots, green beans and bean medley with a sundried tomato dressing! Yum-O!
I am a total comfort food sucker. Broccoli Mac & Cheese, yes please!!! I'm totally making this for dinner... :D
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