Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Back to School for Grown-Ups

I wanted to start out today (September 1) because it feels like packed lunch season. Kids are going back to school and, although I don't have any children of my own, I get a little excited about what's going to be in my lunch box too.

Here we go:

The main part of my lunch today (and most days) is a yummy turkey sandwich. I used to NEVER eat sandwiches before I started packing my lunch. Now, I have to sit on my hands until noon to stop myself from gobbling up my turkey delight.

The rest of today's lunch is also pretty basic:

  • Turkey sandwich

  • frozen peaches (they thaw out by lunchtime)

  • corn on the cob (from last night's dinner)

  • carrots

  • greek yogurt with honey on top (for a snack)

  • TLC Fruit & Grain bar (another snack)

We subscribe to a CSA and we get a ton of farm fresh veggies every other Tuesday. Yesterday we got more tomatoes than we'll ever know what to do with, potatoes, carrots, dill, onions, lima beans, celery and lettuce. I'm probably forgetting something else, it was a lot.

I also packed my breakfast this morning: a veggie fritata. I've been doing that a few days a week when I get my act together and prepare the stuff I need in advance. I chop up 1 onion, 1 yellow summer squash, 1 bell pepper, a lot of yellow and red cherry tomatoes, and store it all mixed up together in a ziploc bag. Then in the morning I throw about 1/2 cup of the mix into the frying pan and add egg whites to it. Here's what it looked like:

So that's all the food I ate while sitting at my desk today. Tune in tomorrow to see what I've shoved down my gullet with one hand while pounding away at a computer with the other.


  1. I really love this whole concept and your personality totally comes through! I want to link to this next week!

  2. Where did you get these lunch containers from..??
    I'm a new follower & I learned about your blog from Bitch Cakes. =)

  3. Hi Tammy, welcome to A Packable Feast. I got my lunch box from Laptop Lunch. I think it's meant for kids, but I find the little boxes perfect for eating REAL serving sizes.