Thursday, March 25, 2010

What's for lunch?

"Um, Mom? I'm pretty sure this doesn't actually count as real lunch food."

I struggle with lunch. I don't like preparing big fancy lunches, and when you're trying to serve Real Food and don't happen to have leftovers, lunch can be a struggle. It's primarily just the girls and I at home for lunch, and we need things that are quick and easy, but healthy too.

Today's lunch: diced apples and bananas, sections of clementines, chopped "kwammerlope" and raisins, topped with a "dressing" made of plain yogurt blended with honey and all mixed up. The result? They loved it, ate it all, and asked for seconds.

Some other common lunches at our house:

*PB&J (homemade bread and jam, sometimes homemade cashew butter)
*Homemade cheese and veggie sandwiches
*Homemade noodles tossed with olive oil and chopped tomatoes
*Baked or mashed potatoes with homemade "ranch" dressing
*Quesadillas and homemade salsa
*Whatever random things Mommy can find and toss together to make it look like lunch
*More leftovers

What do you serve for lunch?


Life said...

I think lunches out there sound good... want company? ;-)
Leftovers are the standard around here, too...
Today I made a soup from beef gelatin (which I buy in bulk and store in the freezer), pizza seasonings, a few shakes of brown rice flour, date powder, flax seed meal, a couple of tablespoons of tahini, olive oil and sea salt. It turned out rather well :-)
We do a lot of Tahini on brown rice tortillas w/ cinnamon sprinkled on top.
Sometimes we do Tahini or almond butter on Carrots or sliced apples...
I do a lot of "mac 'n cheese" -- though nobody but my family would recognize it as such: Brown rice pasta with coconut milk, ACV, Sea salt, and cashew butter stirred and warmed up into a "cheese sauce."
Scrambled eggs or crepes are favorites, and fruit is the staple to go with anything and everything.

Dani said...

We mostly do leftovers, honestly!

Kim said...

i suck at lunches. dinner too for that matter. ever since andy's been out of work, i've been such a slacker.