September brings a lot of challenges because it is one of my busiest work months. It has been a challenge to think of unique lunch ideas. I ran out. Today I packed the same lunch as Day 6. Packaged fresh pasta with packaged light alfredo sauce. It's not homemade, but it's not take out either. I am still saving money by packing a lunch, add my tossed salad, and bring fruit. That's not too bad.
Staple Lunch Items for the Week:
*box of fresh mixed salad greens - prewashed so all you have to do is pack it in a container. Add whatever vegetables, or cheese, or berries, or nuts that you wish to add for a lovely 'restaurant' salad for lunch.
*local fruit - get an assortment of berries, peaches, pears, apples. It's better to get small quantities of a variety of fruit so you can mix and match throughout the week. The fruity combinations keep it fun!
*eggs - great protein for your lunch when you run out of food and creativity. Last week I did the simple egg salad sandwich. This week I just brought hard eggs to complement my salad.
What did I bring for my brown bag lunch challenge?
Tortellini and Alfredo Sauce pasta
Salad mix with grape tomatoes and herbed feta