Every day I pack Scott’s lunch for him.  He never gets anything too earth-shattering in his lunch.

But life isn’t always earth-shattering.  Sometimes its just lunch.

And it’s always based on what I have on hand and can throw in his bag.

For instance:


Three apples out of bag

Fresh pineapple chunks

Fresh pineapple chunks



Date Rolls

Date Rolls

No Bake Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

No Bake Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Homemade Trail Mix with whatever odds and ends I have to throw into it

Homemade Trail Mix


Terra Chips

Terra ChipsDo these count as getting my Blue Food in for the day?

Leftover Sesame Ginger Maple Tofu

Sesame Ginger Maple Tofu

Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter and Oat Snack Bars

Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter and Oat Snack Bars


Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein BarsIt’s so easy to make your own bars.  You can customize them and save lots of money in the process.  And keep out what you don’t like.  And add more of what you do like.  More chocolate chips maybe?

And maybe if I’m feeling generous and don’t want to hog them all for myself, I’ll give him some of whatever baked goods I have on hand or is in rotation.

This week it’s been Magic Eight Bars but they are almost gone.

Magic Eight BarsMust make more.

From my last post, Officially Summer, I’m glad you liked the discussion of why it’s customary to do 108 sun salutations in yoga when marking the Summer Solstice.

And it was fun to read what you like to do and eat now that summer is officially here!


1. Do you pack your lunch?

I always pack food with me to work or even on errands.  You never know when that granola bar is going to save the day.  Having anything in my purse is key and of course, yes, if I know I will be out of the house over mealtime, I pack something because I am too cheap and too picky to rely on “finding something” when I’m out and time is of the essence and I need to be at work.

2. What do you include in it?

I am the queen of planned leftovers from the night before so that’s where things like leftover tofu or a container of Cheesy Taco Casserole come in handy.

Cheesy Taco Casserole

I also put a lot of fresh fruits and veggies in lunches from carrots sticks and apples to cucumber slices and grapes.  This isn’t rocket science or fine dining.

This is lunch that he can eat at his desk and it serves the purposes of:

keeping him healthy, i.e.not going out to restaurants or delis, and being able to control what he’s getting because I know I packed it and it came from home and my kitchen.  He actually tells me he hates client luncheons now because he leaves them feeling stuffed with food that doesn’t make him feel good for the rest of the day and he would have never chosen had it not been a business lunch.

it saves tons of money.  We both like this.

it saves time!  Not having to chase out over the lunch hour is a major time savings for him and one that he always tells me he appreciates.

3. What makes you excited when you reach into your lunch and see it or did you used to get excited when your mom would pack your lunch about a certain item?

My mom was a no frills lunch packer.  Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, some fruit, a little box of raisins, maybe a baggie of chips (Doritos excited me!), maybe something she had baked like a cookie or a bar or a brownie <—exciting.

But seeing a Twinkie or a Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pie in my lunch was the.best.treat.ever. Not that she did it very often, but when she did, it was really a thrill.


I loved Oatmeal Creme Pies!

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