Last week I worked full days Monday-Thursday and a half day on Friday. I was able to do a little prep work on Sunday that helped me out through the week. This mostly just consisted of pre slicing vegetables. I also used dinner leftovers for lunch twice last week, which was a huge time saver.
Tuesday I took Maya to Maid-Rite after her dentist appointment, which I talked about here. I'll be honest, as delicious as my greasy burger and fries was, I felt sluggish the rest of the day.
This pasta dish is one that Trevor makes every couple of weeks. It's pretty basic, using pear tomato strips, squash, smoke sausage, bell peppers and plenty of spice. He usually makes a large batch so there's plenty of leftovers.
I made some hummus last week. My method is pretty simple. I just soak some chick peas for a couple of days in the fridge. First I cook them for about 15 minutes, then throw them in the blender with plenty of extra virgin olive oil, a few garlic cloves, sea salt, and pepper. It comes out a little chunkier than store bought hummus, but it's good and really cheap.
For my wrap, I combined the hummus with tomatoes, cucumbers, bell pepper strips and baby spinach.
So this was week four, and it's definitely becoming a habit to put together a lunch before I leave. We'll see how well I keep it up once Maya starts school. I'm going to start getting up earlier so we can eat breakfast together, too.
The Fashion Lunch Set that I ordered from Tupperware has been a huge help. Since I pack snacks as well as lunch, I like the roomy insulated bag. My favorite piece has been the tumbler. It's easy to fill and throw into the bag, and it's easier to clean than a traditional water bottle.
You've still got a couple of days to enter the giveaway to win your own Fashion Lunch Set, so get on in there and enter!