Easy Lunch Ideas
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Lunch is the bane of my existence.
I’m a breakfast or brunch kind of gal so actually that makes dinner the bane as well.
Dinner is hard because I have two little kids at my ankles when I’m trying to make something and it usually causes a bit of stress. So, for dinner most nights, we’ll eat leftovers from something bigger I made on the weekend. I like to cook, but it’s hard to find adequate time in this season of life!
So for lunch, I eat when the boys nap at 1:00p because their lunch time involves a lot of me feeding them still. David requires a good bit of coaching and encouragement to eat the healthy stuff, so I give him his meal in stages. And Luke loves to feed himself, but he eats so fast that I can barely keep enough food on his tray. But if I put too much on it he’ll start windshield wiping the entire tray, spraying food everywhere.
Do you see why I wait to eat my own lunch?
I also use naptime to work, so the last thing I want to do is to take time to assemble a salad or something when I could be using that time for something else more important.
I’m ashamed to admit a lot of times I’ll throw handfuls of goldfish crackers in my mouth and down some water as a way to just get me through to dinnertime. But that always backfires because I get hangry at dinnertime and that piles onto the stress of dinner.
SO, ANYWAY, ON TO THE POINT OF THIS POST.
I’m trying to lose weight, so I’m doing a bit of carb limiting along with working out (I sound real gung-ho about it, don’t I? #obliger) but I’m a sandwich lover. What can I say?
So I started this new thing called open-face sandwiching. Have you heard of it? Yes, of course you have. This is not a new concept.
But here is my simple lunch of choice these days, and I added a few other options below!
1 slice of french bread with a bit of EVOO and kosher salt, broiled until crispy! Top it with pesto chicken, either make it at home or buy it at the store, and that’s all. There is so much flavor in there that I’m happy with it just like that. You could add fresh mozzarella or even sliced roma tomatoes if you want to get fancy. Perhaps even mix a bit of arugula into the pesto chicken too?
On the side I’ll have strawberries or carrots!
The options are endless, as evidenced by these great alternatives below!
In my search I came across avocado toast a ton, and I’ve never had it! Have you? What is your favorite way to eat it?